The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii now offers debtors the opportunity to request email notices from the court. Under the Debtor Electronic Noticing (DeBN) program, court notices and orders will be sent as PDFs attached in emails instead of paper notices sent through the U.S. Mail.
This email noticing service by the court through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center is VOLUNTARY and FREE.
Once the court receives the debtor’s DeBN request, court staff will create an email account with the BNC. From then on, all court notices in the bankruptcy case (and any other bankruptcy case where the debtor may be a party) will be delivered by email. Court notices will be sent through the U.S. Postal Service only if (1) the name and address in a case does not match the name and address registered in the DeBN account, (2) there is an email transmission failure, or (3) the PDF is larger than 8 MB. The debtor also may cancel a DeBN account at any time.
Note: Only the court is authorized to send notices to the debtor through the DeBN program. Other parties, such as trustees and creditors, may not use these BNC email notices to serve documents on the debtor.