Rule 9018-1 Documents Under Seal.
Any party who seeks to file documents under seal must file a motion to that effect. The documents proposed to be filed under seal must be placed in a prominently marked envelope with a cover sheet attached containing the case or adversary caption, related docket number of the motion to file under seal, title of the document to be filed under seal, and the legend “DOCUMENTS TO BE KEPT UNDER SEAL” in bold print. The envelope must be delivered directly to the respective Judge’s chambers. The court will keep the documents segregated and under seal until the motion is decided. If the court grants the motion to file under seal, the clerk will electronically docket the cover sheet and will keep the documents segregated and under seal until the case or adversary proceeding is closed, at which time the sealed documents will be returned to the party that filed them. If the court denies the motion to file under seal, the clerk will return the segregated, proposed sealed documents to counsel for the moving party without any disclosure to third parties and such documents will not become part of the record in the case unless they are otherwise separately filed of record in accordance with the applicable rules.