SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

LOCAL RULES INDEX

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abandonment of Property

      Generally 6007-1 

      chapter 13 cases, 6007-1(B)(2)

      deadline for objecting to notice of abandonment, 6007-1(A), (B)

      form of notice of abandonment, 6007-1(B)

      meeting of creditors by chapter 7 trustee, 6007-1(A)

      motion to compel, when hearing not required, 9013-1(D)(3)(a)

                                                                                                                                   

Abstention

      deadline to file motion, tolling of time to answer, 5011-2(A)

      treated as dismissal, 5011-2(B)

 

Acronyms

      Generally 1001-1(F)         

 

Addresses

      See also Notices

      See also Service of Papers

      BNC bypass notice change of address process, 1009-1(D)(1)

      change of, 1009-1(D), 2002-1(G)

      email addresses required in signature block, 9011-4(A)(1) 

 

Administrative Expenses

      Generally 3001-1(B)

      See also Claims

 

Adversary Proceedings

      abstention, 5011-2

      amended complaints and service, 7004-2(A), (B)  

      appearances, 9010-1

      assignment of judge, 7003-1(C)

      change of venue, 1014-1(B) 

      complaint, title of, 7003-1(A)

      continuance of pretrial conference or trial, 7090-1

      corporate ownership statement, 7003-1(B)(2)

      cover sheet, 7003-1(B)(1)

      depositions, minimum notice required, 7030-2

      dismissal when main case dismissed, 7041-1(B)

      failure to pay adversary filing fee, 7041-1(A)

      discovery, 7026-1

      fees and costs, 7054-1(F) 

      joinder, 7003-1(D)

      mediation, 9019-2

      omitted creditor in reopened case, 5010-1(B)

      pretrial procedures, 7016-1

      reopened cases to add creditors, 5010-1(B)

      settlements, 9019-1

      summons, 7004-2

      withdrawals, 9036-1(A)(3)

 

Alias Summons

      Generally 7004-2(B)

 

Amendments to Petitions, Lists, Schedules and Statements

      Generally 1009-1

      chapter 13 cases, deadline for filing amendments in, 1009-1(D)(4)

      creditor matrix, 1007-2(B), 1009-1(D)

      names, listed on petition, 1009-1(B)

      reopened cases to add creditors, 5010-1(B)

      social security numbers, 1009-1(C)

 

Appeals

      costs, taxing of, 8021-1

      dismissal of, 8002-1(A)8009-1(A)

      effect of untimely or premature filing, 8002-1

      expedited appeals, 8013-4

      fees, 8003-1, 8004-1(A)

      motion for leave to appeal, 8004-1

      motion for stay, 8007-1

      notice of, 8003-1

      record on appeal, 8009-1

      requests for intermediate relief, 8010-3

      transcripts, 8009-1(B)

 

Assignment of Cases

      See also Venue

      assignment of adversary proceedings, 7003-1(C)

      divisional assignment, 1073-1(A)

      joint administration or intra-district transfer, 1015-1(A)(5)(a)

      judicial assignment, 1073-1(B)

 

Attorneys

      address, change of, 2002-1(G)

      applications for compensation, 2016-1

      certifications required, 9011-4(B)

      courtroom decorum, 2090-2(E)

      debtor’s counsel, attendance at initial debtor interview and meetings of creditors required, 2090-1(C)(1)

      disciplinary proceedings, 2016-1(B)(2)(b), 2090-2(B), (C), (D)

      duties of debtor’s counsel, 2090-1(C), (D), 4008-1(D)

      electronic filing, 5005-4, 9011-4(A)

      employment of, 2014-1(A), 9013-1(C)(3)

      government attorneys, 2090-1(B)(3)

      limited appearances, 2090-1(B)(1)

      pro bono, 5005-4(B)(6), 9071-2

      pro hac vice appearances, 2090-1(B)(2), 5005-4(B)(2)

      pro se litigants, 4008-1, 9010-1(B)

      professional conduct, 2090-2(D)

      qualification to practice, 2090-1(A)

      signature block e-filing, 9011-4(A)

      substitution of counsel, 2091-1

      withdrawal of appearance, 2091-1, 9036-1(A)(3)

 

Auctioneers

      Generally 2014-1(B), 6005-1

      application to employ, form, 6005-1(A)

      application to employ, no hearing necessary, 6005-1(D)

      fees, 6005-1(C)

      minimum requirements, 6005-1(B)

      order approving employment, 6005-1(E)

      report of sale, 6005-1(F)

 

Automatic Dismissal

      under 11 U.S.C. §521(i), 1017-2(A)(2)

 

Automatic Stay

      Generally 4001-1

      continuance, motion for, 4001-1(H), 5071-1

      deadline to respond, Bankruptcy Rule 9006(f) not applicable, 4001-1(C)

      discovery, notice required, 4001-1(G)

      extension of 30 day provision, 4001-1(C), (H)

      form of motion for stay relief, 4001-1(B), (C)

      negotiations related to potential modification of loan, automatic stay not applicable,  4001-1(I)

      notice of motion for stay relief required, 4001-1(A)

      termination, clerk’s notice under 11 U.S.C. §362(l)(4)(b), 2002-1(C)(14)

      when hearing required, 4001-1(C), (D)

 

Ballots

      Generally 3017-1, 3017-2, 3018-1, 3020-1

      filing of, does not constitute appearance in case, 9010-1(A), 9036-1(A), 9076-1(B)

      filing permitted by limited attorney, 2090-1(B)(1), 5005-4(B)(3)

      filing permitting without attorney representation, 9010-1(B)

  

Bankruptcy Noticing Center

      bypass notices, 1009-1(D)(1)

      change of address, 1009-1(D), 2002-1(G)

      defined, 1001-1(F)(10)

      electronic notice in lieu of paper notice, 9036-1(B), 9076-1(C)

      national creditor registration system, 1001-1(F)(11)

      notices of hearings, 9073-1(A)

      service of entered orders by clerk, 5005-1(G)(2), 9021-1

 

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

      disclosure of compensation form required, 2016-1(D)

      requirement to file form “Declaration and Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer” with each paper prepared, 2016-1(D)

 

Cash Collateral

      Generally 4001-2, 9013-1(F), (G)

      use, sale or lease, 6004-1(D)

 

Certificate of Service

      See also Service of Papers

      conference with opposing counsel, statement required in certificate of service, 2002-1(F), 9073-1(D)

      must conform to local form, 2002-1(F)

      motions, 9013-3

 

Chapter 7 Cases

      abandonment of property by trustee, 6007-1

      automatic dismissal under 11 U.S.C. §521(i), 1017-2(A)(2)

      claims, cases converted from chapter 13 to chapter 7, 1019-1(E), 3002-1(A)

      claims deadline, cases reopened to administer assets, 2002-1(C)(7)

      claims, no asset cases, 3002-1(A)

      compensation, reimbursement of costs to chapter 7 trustees, 2016-1(A)

      deadline for objections to trustee’s final report, 3009-1

      discharge, 2002-1(C)(4), 4004-3, 4006-1, 5010-1(H)

      dismissal, failure to appear at meeting of creditors, 1017-2(B)(1)

      dismissal, failure to file required papers, 1007-1(D), (E), 1017-2(A)

      fees, due on filing of motion to or notice of conversion, 1017-1(C)(2)

      fees, installment payment and fee waivers in individual cases, 1006-1, 1017-2(D)

      involuntary case, conversion of, 1013-1(B)

      means test form due upon conversion, 1019-1(L)

      notice of trustee’s final report, 2002-1(C)(10)

      relief from stay, 4001-1

      relief from stay, use of negative notice limited, 4001-1(C)

      reopening to add creditor, 5010-1(B), 9013-1(D)(3)(i)

      reopening to administer additional assets, 3002-1(D), 5010-1(C), 9013-1(C)(11)

      reopening to file documents required for discharge, 5010-1(H)

      sale of property, 9013-1(C)(10), 9013-1(D)(4)(b)

      unclaimed funds, 3011-1

 

Chapter 11 Cases­

      See also Plans of Reorganization, Small Business chapter 11 cases

      abandonment of property, 6007-1

      authority to maintain prepetition bank accounts, motion for 9013-1(J)

      authority to pay prepetition claims, motion for, 9013-1(K)

      ballots, 3018-1, 5005-4(B)(3)

      case management summary, 2081-1(B)

      cash collateral, 4001-2, 9013-1(F), (G)

      claims, filing, 3003-1

      claims, objections, 3007-1(B)

      claims, transfer of, 3001-1(C)

      clerk’s and U.S. Trustee’s fees, deadline for payment, 3020-1(C)

      committee access to information, 2007-1

      confirmation, 3020-1

      conversion, applicability of BR 1019, 1019-1(C)

      discharge, 2002-1(C)(4), 2002-1(C)(13), 4004-3(A)(4), 4004-3(B)

      disclosure statement and confirmation hearing, standard case, 3017-1

      disclosure statement, conditional approval in small business case, 3017-2

      disclosure statement, filing small business, 3016-1

      disclosure statement, filing in standard case, 3016-2

      dismissal, failure to appear at meeting of creditors, 1017-2(B)(1)

      dismissal, failure to file required papers, 1007-1(D), (E), 1017-2(A)

      expedited hearings for certain motions, 9013-1(F – K)

      fee applications, deadline 2016-1(C)(1)

      fee applications, notice of, 2002-1(C)(9)

      final decree, 3022-1

      individual debtors, statement required for discharge, 2002-1(C)(13)

      interim compensation, 2016-1(B)(3)

      joint administration, 1015-1(A)(2)(a), (A)(4)9013-1(C)(14)

      master service list, 2002-1(H)

      notice of disclosure statement and confirmation hearings, 2002-1(C)(8)

      order confirming plan, service of, 2002-1(C)(11)

      payment of prepetition wages, motion for 9013-1(I)

      payroll and sales tax reports required, 2081-1(A)

      plan, filing in small business, 3016-1

      plan, filing in standard case, 3016-2

      plan, service of, small business case, 3017-2(B)

      plan, service of, standard case, 3017-1(B)

      postpetition financing, 4001-3, 9013-1(F), (H)

      prepackaged cases, 3017-3

      relief from stay, 4001-1

      reopening of chapter 11 individual case, 5010-1(A)

      sale of property, 6004-1

      unclaimed or undistributable funds in liquidating plans, 3011-1(B), (C)

      utility services, motions to determine adequate assurance of payment, 9013-1(L)

                                                                                                                                             

Chapter 12 Cases

      deadline for objection to plan, 3015-1(A)(2)

      discharge, entry of, 2082-1, 4004-3, 4006-1

      dismissals, ex parte by debtor, 9013-1(C)(13)

      dismissal, failure to appear at meeting of creditors, 1017-2(B)(1)

      dismissal, failure to file required papers, 1007-1(D), (E)1017-2(A)

      disposition of funds on conversion of case, 1019-1(D)

      disposition of funds on dismissal of case, 1017-2(F)

      final decree, 2082-1

      plan, service of, 3015-1(A)(1)

      plan, notice of confirmation hearing, 3015-1(A)(1)

      service of order confirming plan, 2002-1(C)(11)

 

Chapter 13 Cases

      attorney for debtor, compensation for services and expenses, 2016-1(B)(2)

      automatic dismissal” under 11 U.S.C. §521(i), 1017-2(A)(2)

      claims, preconfirmation objection, 3007-1(B)(2)

      claims, required review and certification by attorney for debtor, 2083-1(B)

      collateral, valuation of, 3012-1, 3015-3(A)

      confirmation hearing, notice of continued, 2002-1(C)(3)

      deadline for filing amendments to schedules, statements, 1009-1(D)(4)

      deadline for filing amended plan, 3015-2(A)

      deadline for objections to confirmation of plan, 3015-3(B)(1)

      discharge, 2002-1(C)(4), 4004-3

      discharge, debtor’s required certificate, 2002-1(C)(12)

      dismissal, ex parte by debtor, 9013-1(C)(13)

      dismissal, failure to appear at meeting of creditors, 1017-2(B)(2)

      dismissal, failure to file required papers, 1007-1(D), (E), 1017-2(A)

      dismissal for failure to make payments, 3070-1(C)

      dismissed cases, reinstatement or reopening of, 5010-1(D), 9013-1(E)

      disposition of funds on conversion of case, 1019-1(E)

      disposition of funds on dismissal of case, 1017-2(F)

      duty of tax collector in dismissed or converted cases or where stay relief has been granted to certificate holder, 2083-1(A)

      executory contracts and unexpired leases, 6006-1(B)

      mortgage, procedures to deem current, 3070-1(E)

      order confirming, 2002-1(C)(11), 3015-3(B)(3)

      payments, under plan, 3070-1

      plan, amendments, 3015-2

      plan, generally, 3015-1(B)

      plan, modification not permitted on “negative notice”, 9013-1(D)(4)(h)

      plan, notice of confirmation hearing, 2002-1(C)(1)

      plan, service of, 2002-1(C)(5), 3015-2(B)

      plan payments in chapter 13 cases, 3070-1, 5010-1(D), 9013-1(E)

      post confirmation payment changes or charges, 3070-1(B)

      reopening, 5010-1(D), (G), 9013-1(E)

      rights and responsibilities agreement between debtors and attorneys, 2016-1(B)(2)(a)

      supplemental financial information required, 2083-1(A)

      tax collector, duty to adjust county tax records, 2083-1(A)

      valuation of collateral, (see “collateral” above under this heading)

      wage deduction orders, 3070-1(D), 9013-1(C)(20)

 

Chapter 15 Cases

      See also Foreign Proceedings Under Chapter 15

      joint administration, 1015-1

 

Child support creditor or representative

      Generally 5080-1

 

Claims

      administrative claims, 3001-1(B)

      attachments, 3002-1(E)9004-1(D)

      cases converted from chapter 13 to chapter 7, 1019-1(E), 3002-1(A)

      chapter 7 cases reopened to administer assets, 2002-1(C)(7), 3002-1(D)

      chapter 13 cases, preconfirmation objections, 3007-1(B)(2)

      chapter 13 cases, required review and certification by attorney for debtor, 2083-1(B)

      chapter 13 cases, service required on debtor, attorney for debtor and trustee, 3002-1(E)

      claims register, 2002-1(D)

      deadline for postpetition claims in converted or reconverted cases, 1019-1(J)

      deadline in chapter 11 cases, 3003-1(A)

      electronic filing of claims, 3001-1(A), 5005-4(D)

      filed in no asset cases, 2002-1(C)(7), 3002-1(A)

      filing, permitted for non attorney filers, 9010-1(B)

      filing, permitted for limited filers, 2090-1(B)(1), 5005-4(B)(3)

      filing of, does not constitute appearance in case, 9010-1(A), 9036-1(A), 9076-1(B)

      jointly administered cases, 1015-1(A)(5)(d), 9004-2(B)

      local form, 3001-1(A)

      modification of claims deadline, 3002-1(B), 3003-1(B)

      motions for authority to pay prepetition claims, 9013-1(K)

      motions to temporarily allow claim for voting purposes, 9013-1(D)(3)(e)

      objections to, 3007-1

      postpetition claims, in converted or reconverted cases, 1019-1(J)

      rejection of contract or lease, claims arising from, 3002-1(C), 3003-1(C), 6006-1

      service of copies of claims in chapter 13 cases, 3002-1(E)

      substantively consolidated cases, 1015-1(B)

      transfer of claims, 3001-1(C)

      unclaimed funds, 3011-1

      valuation of collateral securing claims, 3015-3(A)

 

Clerk of Court

      See also Fees, Clerk’s

      assignment of cases, clerk to verify, 1073-1(A)

      clerk, notice of filing deficiencies, 5005-1(C)(3)

      clerk to serve certain notices, 2002-1(A)(2)

      clerk’s office locations, 5001-2

      clerk’s office, access to for emergency or time sensitive filings, 5001-2(B)

      clerk’s scrivener errors, 1009-1(A)(1)

      consumer debtors, clerk’s notice to, 1075-1

      conversion of conventionally filed papers to electronic format, 5005-1(A)(1), 5005-4(D), (E), (G)

      court security, 5072-25073-1

      databases and matrixes available to public, 2002-1(D)

      deadlines, clerk authorized to correct and notice when errors occur, 9005-1

      debtor’s social security number, when clerk may process amendment without order, 1009-1(C)(1) 

      debtor’s tax returns, when copies provided by clerk to parties, 1007-1(F)

      deficient papers, return of, 5005-1(C)

      divisions of court, 1071-1, 5001-2(A)

      filing fee, clerk may refuse petitions not accompanied by, 1006-1

      filing fee, review by clerk of application to pay in installments, 1006-1(A)

      local forms, duty to maintain, 9009-1

      matters under advisement, notification to clerk, 9021-1(C)

      mediation register, 9019-2(A)(1)

      notices, 2002-1

      petition, clerk authorized to refuse for filing, 1002-1(B), 1003-1

      photo identification, clerk may refuse pro se petitions not accompanied by, 1002-1(B)(1)(d)

      sealing of records, 5005-1(A)(4)

      service matrices, 2002-1(D)

      taxation of costs by clerk, 7054-1, 8021-1

      transfer of file to district court upon withdrawal of reference, 5011-1(C)

 

Collateral

      cash collateral, 4001-2, 9013-1(G)

      chapter 13 cases, valuation of collateral, 3012-1, 3015-3(A)

      relief from automatic stay, 4001-1(B)

 

Compensation

      Generally 2016-1

      See also Fee Applications

      See also Mediation

 

Compromise

      See also Settlement

      See also Mediation

      See also Professionals, Employment of

 

Confirmation of Plan

      See Plans of Reorganization, Chapter 11 Cases, Chapter 12 Cases or Chapter 13 Cases

 

Consolidation

      See also Joint Administration

      adversary proceedings, 7003-1(D)(3)

      after filing joint debtor petition, 1009-1(B)

      docketing of claims, 1015-1(B)

      style of papers, 1015-1(B)

 

Consumer Debtors

      notice of alternative chapters, 1075-1

 

Contested Matters

      See also Ex Parte Matters

      See also Hearings

      See also Orders

      certificate of service, 2002-1(F)

      closed or dismissed chapter 13 cases, 9013-1(E)

      conference with opposing counsel required, 7026-1(F), 9073-1(D)

      deadline for submitting memoranda and affidavits, 5005-1(F)

      debtor’s counsel, attendance at hearings required, 2090-1(C)(2)

      debtor’s counsel, attendance at initial debtor interview and meetings of creditors required, 2090-1(C)(1)

      discovery, 9014-1

      form of motions, 9013-1(B), 9013-3

      mediation, 9019-2

      service of motions, 2002-1(A), 9013-1, 9013-3

      when no notice or hearing necessary, 9013-1(C)

      when no hearing necessary, 9013-1(D)

 

Continuances

      adversary proceedings, trials and pre-trial conferences, 7090-1

      hearings, generally, 5071-1

      hearings on motions for relief from stay, 4001-1(H)

      no hearing necessary on motion for continuance, 9013-1(C)(8)

 

Conversion of Cases

      Generally 1017-1, 1019-1

      commencement of chapter 13 plan payments, 3070-1(A)(1)

      court may impose as sanction, 1001-1(D)

      deadline for fee applications, 1019-1(C), 2016-1(C)(2), 2016-1(C)(4)(c)

      deadline for filing postpetition claims in converted or reconverted cases, 1019-1(J)

      deadline to object to exemptions, 4003-1(B)

      disposition of funds, 1019-1(D), (E)

      fees, 1006-1(B)(5), 1017-1(C), 1017-2(D)

      involuntary case, 1013-1

      Official Bankruptcy Form 22 required, 1019-1(L)

      post-petition schedules, 1019-1(A, B)

      when negative notice permitted, 9013-1(D)(3)(h)

      when notice and hearing on debtor’s motion not required, 9013-1(C)(12)

 

Corporations

      appearing without an attorney, 9010-1(B)(1)

      corporate resolution authorizing or consenting to bankruptcy required, 1074-1

      corporate ownership statement, 1002-1(A)(2), 7003-1(B)(2)

 

Costs, Taxing of

      Generally 7054-1, 8021-1

      See also Fees, Clerk’s

      deadline for filing bill of costs, 7054-1(C)

      deadline for filing bill of costs on appeal, 8021-1(C)

      deadline to object to bill of costs, 7054-1(E)

      deadline to object to bill of costs on appeal, 8021-1(E)

      deadline for motion to tax costs, 7054-1(F)

 

Court

      See Judges

      See also Clerk of Court

 

Court Security

      Generally 5072-2, 5073-1

      courtroom decorum, 2090-2(E)

 

Credit Counseling, Pre Petition

      See also Financial Management Course

      dismissal for failure to comply with requirements, 1007-1(D)(2)

      motion to extend time not applicable, 1007-1(B)

      requirement to obtain before filing petition, 1007-1(D)

 

Debtor

      See also Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13

      See also Credit Counseling, Pre Petition

      See also Financial Management Course

      amendments, addition, deletions to names or amendments to social security number, 1009-1

      clerk’s notice to consumer debtors, 1075-1

      commencement of case, requirements, 1002-1, 1007-1, 1009-1

      compensation for attorneys for, 2016-1

      consumer creditor counseling prepetition filing requirement, 1007-1(D)

      discharge, general, 4004-3

      dismissal of case, 1007-1(D), (E), 1017-2

      examination of debtor, 2004-1

      payment advices, 1007-1(E)

      photo identification required when filing pro se petitions, 1002-1(B)(1)(d)

      request for debtor’s tax information, 1007-1(F)

      statement of intention, 1007-3

      verification of social security number required, 9011-4(C)

 

Debtor-in possession reports

      Generally 2015-1

 

Definitions

      Generally 1001-1(F)

 

Default

      Generally 7055-1

 

Depositions   

      Generally 7026-1, 7030-2

      See also Discovery

      See also Examinations of Debtors and Others

      cases in another district, 9016-1

 

Discharge of Debtor

      See also Adversary Proceedings

      See also Dischargeability of Debt

      amendments to social security number, 1009-1(C)

      chapter 11, 3022-1

      chapter 12, 2082-1

      chapter 13 certification, 2002-1(C)(12)

      effect of reinstatement of dismissed case on objections deadline, 4004-2(B)

      effect of rescheduled meeting of creditors on objections deadline, 4004-2(A)

      entry of discharge, 4004-3

      motion to extend time to object to discharge, 9013-1(C)(6)

      notice of entry, denial, waiver of or case closed without discharge, 2002-1(C)(4), 4004-3(B)4006-1

      reaffirmation agreement, 4008-1(A)

      reopening case, 5010-1

 

Dischargeability of Debt

      See also Adversary Proceedings

      See also Discharge of Debtor

      effect of reinstatement of dismissed case of deadline for objections, 4007-1(B)

      effect of rescheduled meeting of creditors on deadline for objections, 4007-1(A)

      motion to extend time to object to dischargeability, 9013-1(C)(6)

      reopening case, determination of dischargeability, 5010-1(B)

      settlements with pro se debtors, 9019-1(B)

 

Disclosure of Compensation

      attorney for debtor disclosure form, 2016-1(A)

      bankruptcy petition preparer disclosure form, 2016-1(D)

 

Disclosure Statement

      Generally 3016-1, 3016-2, 3017-1, 3017-2, 3017-3

      notice, 2002-1(C)(8), 2002-1(H)

      unclaimed funds, disposition of, 3011-1(B)

 

Discovery

      Generally 7026-1

      See also Examination of Debtor and Others

      adversary, continuance of pretrial and trial, 7090-1

      affirmative disclosure requirements, 7026-1(A)

      applicability Local Rule 7026-1 to contested matters, 9014-1

      discovery requests and responses, filing, 7026-1(C), (D)

      minimum notice for depositions, 7030-2

      motions to compel, 7026-1(E)

      motions for protective order, 7026-1(E)

      motions to shorten time, 9013-1(C)(7)

      relief from stay motions, 4001-1(G)

 

Dismissal of Cases

      Generally 1017-2

      See also Appeals

      See also Reopening Cases

      abstention treated as dismissal, 5011-2(B)

      adversary proceeding, 7041-1

      adversary proceeding, improper joinder, 7003-1(D)(2)

      as court sanction, 1001-1(D)

      automatic dismissal under 11 U.S.C. §521(I), 1017-2(A)(2)

      chapter 13 cases, failure to remit plan payments, 3070-1(C), 9013-1(E)

      disposition of funds in trustee’s possession, 1017-2(F)

      effect of reinstatement on claims deadline, 3002-1(B)(2), 3003-1(B)(2)

      effect on adversary proceedings, 7041-1(B)

      ex parte by chapter 12 or 13 debtors, 9013-1(C)(13)

      failure to appear at meeting of creditors, 1017-2(B)

      failure to comply with consumer credit counseling requirements, 1007-1(D)

      failure to file or provide required documents, 1002-1(B)(2), 1007-1, 1017-2

      failure to remit installment payment, 1006-1(A)(4), 1017-2(D)

      notice of, 2002-1(C)(6)

      notice of risk of, 2002-1(C)(1)

      petition refiled after dismissal, 1002-1(A)(3), 1002-1(B)(1)(a)  

 

Dividends

      chapter 7 cases, notice of proposed dividends, 2002-1(C)(10)

      chapter 7 cases, objections to proposed dividends, 3009-1

      deposit of small dividends, 3010-1

      unclaimed funds, 3011-1

 

Divisions of Court

      Generally 1071-1, 5001-2(A)

      place of filing, 5005-1(B), 5005-1(F)(2), 9013-1(F), 9075-1

 

Electronic Filing

      Generally 5005-4

      See also Filing of Papers

      attachments to documents, 3002-1(E), 5005-3, 9004-1(D)

      certificate of service required, 2002-1(F)

      definitions, 1001-1(F)(5-12)

      dismissal of deficient petitions, 1002-1(B)(2)

      electronic filing, defined, 1001-1(F)(7)

      electronic service, 9036-1, 9076-1

      fees, payment, 5081-1(B)

      notice of electronic filing (NEF) defined, 1001-1(F)(9)

      public access restrictions requests, 5005-4(E)

      waiver of electronic filing requirement for pro bono attorneys, 5005-4(B)(6)

 

Electronic Service

      See Electronic Filing

 

Emergencies

      See also Contested Matters

      after hours and emergency filing, 5001-2(B)

      appeals, request to expedite, 8013-4

      hearings, 9075-1

      late submittal of memoranda and supporting affidavits, 5005-1(F)(2)

 

Examinations of Debtor and Others

      Generally 2004-1

      See also Depositions

      minimum notice required, 2004-1(B)

      subpoena not necessary, 2004-1(D)

      videotaped examinations, 2004-1(E)

 

Execution

      Generally 7069-1

 

Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases

      chapter 13 cases, 6006-1(B)

      deadline for claims arising from rejection, 3002-1(C), 3003-1(C), 6006-1

      motions not permitted on negative notice, 9013-1(D)(4)(a)

      orders compelling or approving rejection, form, 6006-1

 

Exemptions

      amendments to schedule of property claimed as exempt, 1009-1(D)(3), 4003-1(A)

      avoidance of certain liens on exempt property, 4003-2

      deadline for objections to exemptions in converted cases, 1019-1(K), 4003-1(B)

      deadline for objections to exemptions where schedules amended, 4003-1(A)

      motion to extend time to object to exemptions, 9013-1(C)(5), 9013-1(D)(3)(d)

      writ of garnishment, claim of exemption from, 7069-1(D)

 

Exhibits

      Generally 9070-1

      Electronic exhibits, submission of, 9070-1(B)(2)

 

Ex Parte Matters

      Generally 9013-1(C)

      See also Contested Matters

      chapter 7 fee waiver applications, 1006-1(B)(2)

      conversions, local form orders, 1017-1(A)

      motions for joint administration in certain chapter 11 cases, 1015-1(A)(2)(a)

      redactions of personal information, 5005-1(A)(3)

      substitutions of counsel, 2091-1

      waiver of electronic filing requirements, pro bono attorneys, 5005-4(B)(6)

 

Extensions of Time

      filing schedules, statements and other documents, 1007-1(B), 1019-1(A)

      hearing not necessary on certain motions, 9013-1(C)(2), (5), (6), (7), 9013-1(D)(3)(d)

 

Fee Applications

      See also Professionals, Employment of

      auctioneers, 6005-1

      deadlines for filing, 2016-1(C)

      deadline for objections in chapter 7 cases, 3009-1

      deadline for seeking fee award in adversary proceeding, 7054-1(F)

      disclosure of compensation, local form required, 2016-1

      hearing in chapter 11 cases on, 3016-2, 3017-1(B)(2), 3017-2

      hearing in chapter 12 cases on, 3015-1(A)(1)

      interim compensation in chapter 11 cases, 2016-1(B)(3)

      notice in chapter 7 cases, 2002-1(C)(10)

      notice in chapter 11 cases, 2002-1(C)(9)

      notice in chapter 12 cases, 2016-1(C)(3)

      notice in chapter 13 cases, 2016-1(C)(4)

      real estate brokers, 9013-1(C)(4)

      when application required, 2016-1(A), (B)

      when hearing required, 9013-1(D)(4)(c)

 

Fees, Clerk’s

      Generally 5080-1, 5081-1

      appeals, 8003-1, 8004-1

      chapter 13 cases, 1017-2(F)(3), 1019-1(E)

      child support creditor or representative, 5080-1

      deadline for paying, in chapter 11 cases, 3020-1(C)

      dismissal for failure to remit installment payment, 1017-2(D)

      fees due upon conversion, 1017-1(C)

      fees outstanding upon dismissal, 1006-1(A)(4), 1017-2(E)

      installment payments, 1006-1(A)

      overpayments, court policy, 5081-1(D)

      petition, refusal of installment case when prior fees due, 1002-1(B)

      personal checks, when permitted, 5081-1(A)(2)

      pro hac vice appearances, 2090-1(B)(2)

      reopening case, when filing fee due, 5010-1

      registry, 5080-1, 7067-1

      waiver application, chapter 7 cases, 1006-1(B)

 

Files, Court

      See Clerk of Court

 

Filing of Papers

      See also Clerk of Court

      See also Fees, Clerk’s

      See also Form of Papers

      after hours filings, 5001-2(B)

      attachments, 3002-1(E), 5005-3, 9004-1(D)

      closed cases, 5005-1(D), 5010-1(D)

      conventional filing, defined, 1001-1(F)(8)

      deficient papers, return of, 5005-1(C)

      discovery materials, filing of, 7026-1(C), (D)

      district court, upon withdrawal of reference, 5011-1(C)(2)

      electronic filing, 5005-4

      electronic filing, defined, 1001-1(F)(7)

      emergency submittal, 5005-1(F)(2)

      exhibits, 9070-1

      file-stamping of copies, 5005-1(E)

      general requirements, 5005-1(A)

      motions, dismissed chapter 13 cases, 9013-1(E)

      notice of electronic filing (NEF) defined, 1001-1(F)(9)

      petition requirements, 1002-1(A)

      petitions, refusal for filing by clerk, 1002-1(B)

      place of filing, 5005-1(B)

      sealed items, filing of, 5005-1(A)(4)

      submission of papers in matters already set for hearing, 5005-1(F)

      submission of orders, 5005-1(G)

 

Financial Management Course

      chapter 11 debtors, 3022-1(B)

      chapter 12 debtors, 2082-1(B)

      discharge, requirement, 4004-3(A)(2), (3), (4)

      reopening case to file certification of completion of, 5010-1(G)

      service of certification by chapter 11 or 12 debtors, 2002-1(C)(13)

 

Final Report

      chapter 7 trustees final report of estate, notice of, 2002-1(C)(10)

      chapter 11 final report and motion for final decree, 3022-1(A)

      chapter 12 trustee’s final report, 2082-1(A)

      deadline for objection to chapter 7 final report, 3009-1

      due upon conversion, 1019-1(C)

 

Foreign Proceedings Under Chapter 15

      joint administration, local form required, 1015-1(A)(3)

 

Form of Papers

      See also Filing of Papers

      See also Forms, Local

      attachments, 3002-1(E), 5005-3, 9004-1(D)

      back-to-back papers, 2002-1(E)

      caption, 9004-2

      certification of attorney, 9011-4(B)

      claims, 3001-1

      deficient papers, 5005-1(C)

      electronic filing, 3001-1(A), 5005-4

      form, generally, 5005-3, 5005-4, 9004-1, 9004-2, 9011-4, 9072-1

      form of orders, 9072-1

      margins, 9004-1(B)

      paper size and specifications, 5005-3, 9004-1

      retention of original signed papers by registered users, 5005-4(C), 9011-4(D)

      signatures, 1007-1(C), 1009-1(A)(2), 3001-1(A), 3070-1(D), 9011-4

 

Forms, Local

      Generally 1001-1(F)(1), 9004-1(A), 9009-1

 

Funds

      See also Fees, Clerk’s

      commencement of payments under chapter 13 plan, 3070-1

      court registry, 5080-1, 7067-1

      deposited under 11 U.S.C. §362(l), 2002-1(C)(14)

      disposition of funds in possession of trustee upon conversion, 1019-1(D), (E)

      disposition of funds in possession of trustee upon dismissal, 1017-2(F)

      disposition of unclaimed funds upon closing case, 3011-1

      garnishment, funds payable to garnishee, 7069-1(D)

      plan payments in chapter 13 cases, 3070-1, 5010-1(D), 9013-1(E)

      small dividends, 3010-1

      unclaimed funds, 3011-1

 

Garnishment

      Generally 7069-1

 

Hearings

      Generally 9013-1, 9073-1

      See also Contested Matters

      See also Negative Notice

      See also Orders

      chapter 11, expedited hearings for certain motions, 9013-1(F-K)

      conference with opposing counsel required, 7026-1(F)9073-1(D)

      continuances, 5071-1

      deadline for submitting memoranda and affidavits, 5005-1(F)(1)

      debtor’s counsel, attendance at hearings required, 2090-1(C)(2), 4008-1(D)

      emergency hearings, 9075-1

      late submittal of memoranda and affidavits, 5005-1(F)(2)

      pro se parties, where hearings required, 4008-1(B), 6004-1(D), 9013-1(D), 9019-1(D)

      reaffirmation agreement, hearing required if pro se debtor, 4008-1(B)

      scheduling of hearing, 9073-1(A)

      service of notice of hearing, generally, 2002-1, 9073-1(B)

      settlements or stipulations, hearing required if pro se debtor, 9019-1(B)

      telephone hearings, 9074-1

      when no hearing necessary, 9013-1(D)

      when no notice or hearing necessary, 9013-1(C)

 

Installments, Payment of Filing Fee in,

      Generally 1006-1(A)

      dismissal for failure to pay, 1017-2(D)

      refusal of application and petition by clerk where prior fees due, 1002-1(B)(1)(b)

 

Interpreters

      Generally 5007-1

 

Involuntary Cases

      Generally 1003-1, 1010-1, 1013-1

      See also Petitions

      chapter 11, deadline for filing payroll and sales tax reports, 2081-1(A)(2)

      contested petitions, 1013-1(A)

      converting chapter 7 involuntary cases, 1013-1(B)

      corporations, corporate resolution required to consent to, 1074-1

      hearing required for dismissal for failure to appear at 341 meeting, 1017-2(B)

      petition requirements, 1003-1(A)

 

Joinder

      adversary proceedings, 7003-1(D)

 

Joint Administration

      See also Joint Debtors, Consolidation

      assignment of case, 1015-1(A)(5)(a)

      ballots, 1015-1(A)(5)(e)

      claims, 1015-1(A)(5)(d)

      consideration of motion by court, 1015-1(A)(2)

      docketing, 1015-1(A)(5)(c)

      local form order required, 1015-1(A)(3)

      petitions, amendments to add debtors not permitted, 1009-1(B)

      style of pleadings, 9004-2(B)

 

Joint Debtors

      See also Joint Administration

      not permitted for involuntary petitions, 1003-1(B)

      petition may not be amended to add or delete a joint debtor, 1009-1(B)

 

Judges

      acting chief judge, 5001-1

      alternate judge, 5001-1

      assignment to cases and proceedings, 1014-1(C), 1015-1(A)(5)(a)1073-1(B), 7003-1(C)

      attorney discipline, 2090-2

      captions of papers must include judge’s initials, 9004-2(A)

      definitions, 1001-1(F)(1)

      emergency motions, 9075-1

      matters under advisement, 9021-1(C)

      signature, electronic, 5091-1      

 

Judgments

      Generally 9021-1

      See also Orders

      appeal, 8002-1, 8003-1 

      default, 7055-1

      effect of appeal on enforcement by execution, 7069-1(F)

      electronic service, 9076-1(A)

      enforcement by execution, 7069-1

      entry of, 9021-1

      garnishment after judgment, 7069-1(D)

      proposed, 9072-1

      registration of judgment from another district, 7069-1(B)

      satisfaction, 7069-1(E)

      summary judgment, motions for, notice and local form required, 7056-1

      taxation of costs, 7054-1, 8021-1

 

Jury Trial

      deadline for demand, 9015-1(B)

      form of demand, 9015-1(B)

 

Liens

      avoidance on exempt property, 4003-2, 9013-1(D)(3)(f)

      reopening case to avoid judicial lien, 5010-1(F), 9013-1(D)(3)(k)

      sale of property, 6004-1(B)(7)

 

Lists

      See also Schedules

      amendments to, 1009-1

      certificate of service, 2002-1(F)

      clerk’s matrixes, 2002-1(D)

      extension of time to file, 1007-1(B), 1019-1(A), 9013-1(C)(2)

      fee applicants, chapter 11 cases, 2002-1(C)(9)

      involuntary case, failure to file, 1013-1(C)

      master service list in chapter 11 cases, 2002-1(H)

      parties of record, defined, 1001-1(F)(4)

      preferred mailing address lists maintained by NCRS, 1001-1(F)(11)

      service matrix, 1007-2, 2002-1(D)

 

Local Forms

      Generally 1001-1(F)(1), 9004-1(A), 9009-1

      See also Form of Papers

 

Master Service List in Chapter 11 Cases

      Generally 2002-1(H)

 

Matrix

      parties of record, 1001-1(F)(4)

      requirements, 1007-2, 1009-1(D), 1013-1(C), 1019-1(B), 2002-1(D)

      service of notices, 2002-1(A)(1)

 

Mediation – Note: for Mortgage Modification Mediation Procedures of this court see current Administrative Orders 

      Generally 9019-2

 

Meeting of Creditors

      appearance at meeting, 2090-1(B)(1), 9010-1

      clerk’s notice of, 2002-1(C)(1)

      debtor’s counsel, attendance at meeting required, 2090-1(C)(1)

      effect of rescheduling on deadlines, 1017-2(G), 3002-1(B), 3003-1(B), 4004-2(A), 4007-1(A)

      extensions of time to file schedules, etc., 1007-1(B), 1019-1(A)

      failure to attend, 1017-2(B)

      meeting deferred when no schedules filed in involuntary case, 1013-1(C)

      rescheduling, 2002-1(C)(3), 2003-1

      service of meeting of creditor notice required by filer of amendment, 1009-1(D)(2)

 

Miscellaneous Proceedings

      captions, 9004-2(A)

      registration of judgment from another district, 7069-1(B)

      subpoenas for cases in other districts, 9016-1

       

Motions

      See Contested Matters

      See also Emergencies

      See also Ex Parte Matters

      See also Hearings

      See also Orders

 

Negative Notice

      abandonment of property, 6007-1(B)(1)

      chapter 11 debtor statement, 3022-1(B)

      chapter 12 debtor statement, 2082-1(B)

      combined with other motions not permitted, 9013-1(D)(1)(b)

      motions where permitted, 9013-1(D)

      objections to claims, 3007-1(C)

      pro se parties, where use not permitted, 4008-1(B), 6004-1(D), 9013-1(D), 9019-1(D)

      relief from stay, 4001-1(C)

      use, sale or lease of property, 6004-1(B)

                                                                                                                       

Notices

      Generally 2002-1

      See also Electronic Filing

      See also Ex Parte Matters

      certain notices to be served by clerk, 2002-1(A)(2)

      chapter 11 disclosure statement and plan, 2002-1(C)(8)

      chapter 11 and 12 statement for discharge, 2002-1(C)(13)

      chapter 13 certification for discharge, 2002-1(C)(12)

      chapter 13 plan, 2002-1(C)(5)

      clerk’s notice under 11 U.S.C. §362(l)(4)(B), 2002-1(I)

      claims deadline for additional assets, or former no asset chapter 7 case, 2002-1(C)(7)

      discharge, affecting, 2002-1(C)(4)

      dismissal, 2002-1(C)(6)

      entry of order confirming plan, 2002-1(C)(11)

      fee applications, 2002-1(C)(9), (10)

      hearings, generally, 5071-1, 9073-1, 9074-1, 9075-1

      meetings of creditors, 2002-1(C)(1), (3)

      motions for which no notice is necessary, 9013-1(C)

      sale, 2002-1(C)(2)

      trustee’s final report in chapter 7 cases, 2002-1(C)(10)

 

Orders

      Generally 5005-1(G)

      See also Form of Papers

      See also Forms, Local

      See also Judgments

      entry of, 9021-1

      form of orders, 9072-1

      proposed orders, submittal and service of, 5005-1(G)

      proposed orders, competing orders, circulation of, 5005-1(G)(1)(c)

 

Orders for Relief

      See Petitions, Involuntary Cases and Meeting of Creditors

      proposed orders, 9072-1

      service of entered orders, 5005-1(G)(2)

      submittal of proposed orders, 5005-1(G)

 

Parties of Record

      defined, 1001-1(F)(4)

      master service list, chapter 11 cases, 2002-1(H)

      service databases maintained under CM/ECF, 2002-1(D)

     

Payment Advices

      filing requirement, 1007-1(E)

       

Petitions

      amendments to, 1009-1

      corporations, corporate resolution authorizing filing required, 1074-1

      deficiencies, 5005-1(C)

      dismissal of deficient electronically filed petitions, 1002-1(B)(2)

      electronic filing, 5005-4(B)(5)

      filing fee, 1006-1, 5005-1(C)(1)

      filing requirements, 1002-1(A), 1007-1

      involuntary, 1003-1, 1010-1

      order required to correct names on petition, 1009-1(B)

      refusal by clerk authorized, 1002-1(B), 1003-1(C), 1006-1(A)(3)(a)

      requirement to obtain consumer credit counseling, 1007-1(D)

      service matrix required, 1007-2(A)

 

Photography

      barred in court environs, 5072-2(C), 5073-1

 

Plans of Reorganization Under Chapter 11

      See also Chapter 11 Cases

      ballots, 3018-1

      confirmation, 3017-2

      deadline for paying clerk’s and U.S. Trustee’s fees, 3020-1(C)

      deadline for filing motion for final decree, 3022-1

      deadline for objecting to confirmation, 3020-1(A)

      deadline for voting, 3018-1

      disclosure statement approval, 3017-2

      disclosure statement, deadline for objecting, 3017-1(A), 3017-2(B)

      notice of disclosure statement and plan, 2002-1(C)(8)

      order confirming plan, 3020-1(D)

      order setting disclosure statement and confirmation hearings in standard cases, 3016-2, 3017-1

      prepackaged chapter 11 cases, 3017-3

      report for confirmation, 3020-1(B)

      service of order confirming plan, 2002-1(C)(11)

      service of plan and disclosure statement, 2002-1(C)(8), 3017-1(B), 3017-2

 

Plans Under Chapter 12

      Generally 3015-1(A)

      deadline for objecting to confirmation, 3015-1(A)(3)

 

Plans Under Chapter 13

      Generally 3015-1(B), 3015-2, 3015-3(B)

      commencement of payments, 3070-1(A)

      deadline for objecting to confirmation, 3015-3(B)(1)

      failure to remit plan payments, 3070-1(B)

      notice of confirmation hearing, 2002-1(C)(1)

      order confirming plan, 3015-3(B)(3)

      service of plan, 2002-1(C)(5)

 

Post Petition Financing

      Generally 4001-3, 9013-1(F), (H)

 

Privacy Policy

      Generally 5005-1(A)

      See also Sealed Records,  5005-1(A)(4)

      Public access restrictions requests, 5005-4(E)

      Social Security Numbers, 5005-1(A)(5), 9011-4(C)

 

Production of Documents

      See Discovery

      See also Examinations of Debtors and Others

 

Professionals, Employment of

      See also Attorneys

      See also Auctioneers

      See also Fee Applications

      applications for compensation, 2016-1

      when hearing on application not necessary, 9013-1(C)(3)

 

Pro Se Parties

      See also Credit Counseling, Pre Petition

      See also Debtor

      See also Financial Management Course

      See also Petitions

      attorney, pro bono referral, 9071-2

      appearing without an attorney, 9010-1(B)

      clerk to provide notice on behalf of, 1014-1(B), 2002-1(C)(5), (12), (13), 3070-1(D)

      contested matters, requirement to conference with opposing party does not apply, 9073-1(D)

      electronic filing, not permitted for debtors, 5005-4(B)(4)

      electronic filing, permitted for limited filing by non debtor pro se parties, 5005-4(B)(3)

      negative notice, where use not permitted, 6004-1(D), 9013-1(D)

      payments for services in installment cases, 1006-1(A)(2)

      photo identification required when filing petitions, 1002-1(B)(1)(d)

      proofs of claim, parties must mail copies to debtor, 3002-1(E)

      reaffirmation agreement, when hearing is required, 4008-1(B)

      reinstatement of chapter 13 case, proof of plan payments, 9013-1(E)(2)

      requirement to obtain consumer credit counseling, 1007-1(D)

      review of claims, exemption from, 2083-1(B)(4)

      settlements or stipulations with pro se debtor, 9019-1(B)

      summary judgment, motions for, notice and local form required, 7056-1

      trustee’s notice regarding mortgage status in chapter 13 cases, 3070-1(E)(2)

 

Proof of Claim

      See Claims

 

Reaffirmations of Debt

      Generally 4008-1

      attorney for debtor, duties 4008-1(D)

      electronic filing, limited filer, 5005-4(B)(3)

      hearings, when required, 4008-1(A)

      motion to compel creditor to provide agreement or information with respect to debtor’s statement of intention, 1007-3

      presumption of hardship, required review by court, 4008-1(C)

 

Registered User

      certificate of service requirements, 9076-1(D)

      change of address, 2002-1(G)

      defined, 1001-1(F)(5)

      electronic filing, 5005-4

      electronic service, 9036-1, 9076-1

      fees, payment, 5081-1(B)

      filing deficiencies, 5005-1(C)(3)

      hearings, setting, 9073-1

      notice by electronic transmission, 9036-1, 9076-1

      notice of electronic filing (NEF) defined, 1001-1(F)(9)

      orders, submission of proposed, 9072-1

      retention of original documents, 5005-4(D), 9011-4(E), 9070-1(B)(3)

      signatures, 9011-4

      verification of debtor’s social security number, 9011-4(C)

      waiver of requirement for pro bono attorneys, 5005-4(B)(6)

 

Registration of Judgment       

      Generally 7069-1(B)

 

Registry, Court

      Generally 5080-1, 7067-1

 

Reinstated Cases

      chapter 13, plan payments, 9013-1(E)

      content of orders, 3002-1(B)(2), 3003-1(B)

      deadlines, 1017-2(G), 3002-1(B)(2), 3003-1(B)(2), 4004-2(B), 4007-1(B)

 

Removal Proceedings

      deadline to file motion for abstention, 5011-2

      deadline for motion to remand, 9027-1

 

Reopening Cases

      Generally 5010-1

      add omitted creditor, 5010-1(B), 9013-1(D)(3)(i)

      administer additional assets, 5010-1(C), 9013-1(C)(11)

      avoid a judicial lien, 5010-1(F), 9013-1(D)(3)(k)

      chapter 11 individual debtor cases, 5010-1(A)

      chapter 13 cases, reinstatement, 3002-1(B)(2), 5010-1(D), 9013-1(E)

      claims deadline, chapter 7 cases reopened to administer assets, 3002-1(D)

      claims deadline, notice of, 2002-1(C)(7)

      correct social security number, 1009-1(C)(2), 5010-1(E)

      file certification of completion of financial management course, 5010-1(G)

      file local forms required for entry of discharge, 5010-1(H)

      filing fee due, 5010-1(A)

      shorten “with prejudice” period, 5010-1(A)

  

Reporting Requirements

      auctioneer’s sale report, 6005-1(F)

      chapter 11 case management summary, 2081-1(B)

      chapter 11 report for confirmation, 3020-1(B)

      chapter 11 payroll and sales tax reports, 2081-1(A)

      chapter 12 trustee’s final report, 2082-1(A), 4004-3(A)(6)

      chapter 13 claims review, 2083-1(B)

      chapter 13 trustee report of noncompliance, 3070-1(C)(2)(c)

      conversion, 1019-1(C)

      deadline for filing final report in chapter 11 case, 3022-1

      deadline for objecting to trustee’s final report, 3009-1

      debtor-in-possession or trustee reports, 2015-1

      mediator, 9019-2(E)

      notice of trustee’s final report, 2002-1(C)(10)

      trustee’s report of abandonment, 6007-1

 

Responsive Papers                         

      submission of, 5005-1(F)(1)

 

Rules, Local

      Generally 1001-1

 

Sale, Use or Lease of Property

      auction, report of, 6005-1(F)

      deadline for objecting to notice of sale, 6004-1(D)

      service of notice of sale, 6004-1(A)

      small sales, entry of order waiving notice, 9013-1(C)(10)

      when hearing not required, 6004-1(D)

 

Sanctions

      attorneys, 2016-1(B)(2)(b), 2090-2

      fees, failure to pay electronic filing, 5081-1(B)(2)

      mediation, 9019-2(C)(4), 9019-2(E)

      violating local rule, 1001-1(D)

 

Schedules

      Generally 1007-1, 1007-2

      amendments to, 1009-1, 5010-1(B)

      cases reopened to add creditors, 5010-1(B)

      chapter 13 cases, sanctions for attorney failure to file, 2016-1(B)(2)(b)

      deficiencies, 5005-1(C)

      dismissal for failure to file, 1017-2(A)(1)

      extension of time to file, 1007-1(B), 1019-1(A), 9013-1(C)(2)

      failure to file in involuntary case, 1013-1(C)

      judicial privacy policy, 5005-1(A)

 

Sealed Records

      Generally 5005-1(A)(4)

      See also public access restrictions requests, 5005-4(E)

      judicial privacy policy, 5005-1(A)(2)(a)

 

Service of Papers

      See also Filing of Papers

      amended debtor social security numbers, notice required, 1009-1(C)

      amended schedules affecting creditor service information, 1009-1(D)

      change of address, 1009-1(D), 2002-1(G)

      bankruptcy noticing center (BNC), 1001-1(F)(10)

      certificate of service requirements, 2002-1(F), 9013-3

      chapter 11 cases, Master Service List, 2002-1(H)

      chapter 13 cases, copies of claims must be served on debtor via US Mail, 3002-1(E)

      deadline for filing certificate of service, 2002-1(F)

      electronic service, 9036-1, 9076-1

      motions, 2002-1(A), 9013-1(B), 9013-3

      national creditor registration service (NCRS), 1001-1(F)(11)

      notice of electronic filing, defined, 1001-1(F)(9)

      notice of hearing, 9073-1

      orders, 5005-1(G)(2), 9021-1

      parties of record defined, 1001-1(F)(4)

      proposed orders, competing orders, circulation of, 5005-1(G)(1)(c)

      requests for service by creditors under 11 U.S.C. §342(f), 2002-1(I)

      service databases maintained by clerk, 2002-1(D)

      service matrix, 1007-2

 

Settlement

      See also Mediation

      pro se debtors, 9019-1(B)

      relief from stay, 4001-1(F)

      when hearing not required, 9013-1(D)(3)(b)

 

Signatures

      amendments to petitions, schedules, statements, etc, 1009-1(A)(2)

      attorney signatures, 9011-4

      claims, 3001-1(A)

      debtor’s signatures required on lists, schedules or statements, 1007-2(B), 1009-1(D)

      deficient petitions and papers, 1002-1(B), 1003-1(C)

      judges, 5091-1

      original signatures required on all papers, 5005-4(C), (D)

      reaffirmation agreements, 4008-1

      retention of original signed papers by registered users and effect of e-filed papers, 5005-4(C), (D), 9011-4

      wage deduction orders, 3070-1(D)

 

Small Business Chapter 11 Cases

      See also Plans of Reorganization Under Chapter 11

      confirmation, 3017-2

      disclosure statement approval, 3017-2

      objections to claims, 3007-1(B)

      requirement to provide trustee with tax returns, 4002-1

      requests for copies of debtor’s tax information, 1007-1(F)

 

Small Dividends

      Generally 3010-1

 

Social Security Numbers

      amendments to debtors’, 1009-1(C)

      privacy, 5005-1(A)(5)

      statement required, 1009-1(D), 1013-1(C), 5005-1(C)

      verification required, 1002-1(A)(4), 9011-4(C)

 

Stay

      See Automatic Stay

 

Subpoenas

      See also Depositions

      See also Examinations of Debtors and Others

      cases in another district, 9004-2(A), 9016-1

      forms required, 2004-1(D), 7026-1(B)

 

Summary Judgment

      motions for, notice and local form required, 7056-1

 

Summons

      adversary proceeding, 7004-2

      alias summons, 7004-2(B)

      cases in another district, 9016-1

      electronic service not permitted, 9076-1

      foreign nonmain proceeding under chapter 15, 1010-1

      involuntary case, 1010-1

 

Tax Returns, Debtors

      chapter 11 individual debtor certification, 3020-1(B)

      debtor’s duty to provide, 4002-1

      dismissal for failure to provide copies to trustee, 1017-2(C)

      privacy and redaction of, 5005-1(A)(2)(c)

      requests for copies, 1007-1(F)

 

Taxpayer Identification Number

      See also Social Security Numbers

 

Time

      See also Extensions of Time

      abstention, tolling of time, 5011-2

      appeal, 8002-1, 8013-4

      business day, defined, 1001-1(F)(13)

      chapter 11 cases, expedited hearings, 9013-1(F)

      electronic filing date, 5005-4(G)

      emergency motions, 9075-1

      retention of original signed papers by electronic filer, 5005-4(C), 9011-4(D)

      sealed record, 5005-1(A)(4)

      submittal of proposed orders, 5005-1(G)(1)(c)

      time sensitive filings, 5001-2

 

Transcripts

      appeals, 8009-1(B)

      depositions, 7026-1(C)

      electronic availability, 5005-1(A)(2)(b)

      motions to withdraw reference, 5011-1(B)(3)

      redaction, 5005-1(A)(2)(b)                      

 

Transfer

      cases to another district, 1014-1, 7003-1(C)

      claims, 3001-1(C), 3007-1

      intra-district, 1015-1, 1073-1

 

Trustees

      abandonment of property, 6007-1

      automatic dismissal under 11 U.S.C. §521(i), 1017-2(A)(2)

      chapter 7 trustee’s summary of requested fees and expenses, 2002-1(C)(10), 3009-1

      chapter 12 final report, 2082-1(A)

      chapter 13 preconfirmation payments, 3070-1(A)(3)

      deposit of small dividends, 3010-1

      deposit of unclaimed funds, 3011-1

      disposition of funds, dismissed case, 1017-2(F)

      disposition of funds, converted case, 1019-1(D), (E)

      employment of professionals, 2014-1

      meeting of creditors, rescheduling, 2003-1

      notice of final report, 2002-1(C)(10)

      notice of sale, 2002-1(C)(2)

      reimbursements to chapter 7 trustees, 2016-1

      reports, 2015-1

      required debtor’s tax returns, 1017-1(C)

 

Unclaimed Funds

      Generally 3011-1

      See also Small Dividends

 

United States Trustee

      See also Notices

      deadline for paying, in chapter 11 cases, 3020-1(C)

      meeting of creditors, rescheduling, 2003-1

      reports required by U.S. Trustee, 2015-1

 

Utility Service

      adequate assurance motion, 9013-1(L)

 

Valuation of Collateral

      Generally 3012-1

      chapter 13, 3015-3

 

Venue

      change of, 1014-1

      divisional, 1073-1

 

Wage Deduction Orders, Chapter 13 Cases

      Generally 3070-1(D)

      motions to terminate, 9013-1(C)(20)

 

Withdrawal

      attorneys, withdrawals and substitution, 2091-1

      electronic appearance, 9036-1(A)(3)

 

Withdrawal of Reference

      designation of record for district court, 5011-1(B)

      place for filing motion, 5011-1(A)

      transmittal of record to district court, 5011-1(C)(1)

  

Writs

      See Execution

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