Submitting Proposed Orders via E-Orders


E-Orders is a web-based application originally developed by the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas that is now fully integrated into CM/ECF.  Refer to E-Orders Overview video for additional information.


All proposed orders for Judge Jacobvitz, Judge Thuma, a visiting judge, or a recalled judge are required to be submitted using the E-Orders program, unless otherwise directed by chambers.  


If directed otherwise, the proposed order is to be submitted via e-mail.  


Please read the Electronic Filing Procedures, section 7.6 for important information.  


Please also take notice of Judge Jacobvitz's Top Twenty Reasons Orders are Returned

Technical Requirements

Orders may only be uploaded in PDF or PDF/A format, and must contain a “.pdf” extension. No security should be applied to the PDF file. It is highly recommended that orders be created using a word processing application such as Word or WordPerfect and saved to PDF rather than scanning a printed copy of the document. This not only makes the order more legible, but also results in a text-searchable document.

Formatting Requirements

  1. Check the page size to ensure it does not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches
  2. Create a 4 inch margin at the top of the first page
  3. Do not include a signature line/block for the Judge
  4. Include "### END OF ORDER ###" after the body of the order as shown below:





  1. Format the signature line of submitting attorney as in the following example:


Submitted by:

s/ submitted electronically                        

Elena Springer

Attorney for Debtor

123 First Street NW

 Albuquerque, NM  87102-0123

 Telephone:  (505) 333-1111

 Facsimile:  (505) 333-1119


  1. Format the approval of counsel as in the following example:


Telephonically approved on 10/2/08           

John Smith, Attorney for First Fidelity Bank

PO Box 5678

Roswell, NM 88202

Telephone:  (505) 454-1111

Facsimile:  (505) 454-1112


  1. Include list of those entitled to service.  See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7005


  1. Prepare the proposed order complying with the requirements above


Instructions for creating a 4 inch margin

Written Instructions

Microsoft Word


Video Tutorial

Microsoft Word



  1. Print/save the proposed order to PDF
  2. Upload a Proposed Order

Returned Orders

If a proposed order is found to be insufficient, an e-mail will be sent to the submitting party and additional recipients, if any. The e-mail will provide specifics as to why the proposed order is being returned.  The proposed order can be replaced once those corrections are made.


If you have questions, please e-mail the judge's chambers using the e-mail addresses noted above or call (505) 348-2420 for Judge Thuma's chambers or 505-348-2545 for Judge Jacobvitz's chambers.