USBC - SDFL

LOCAL RULES
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

(Effective June 2, 2008)


INDEX

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W

A

Abandonment of Property
Generally, 6007-1
at meeting of creditors by chapter 7 trustee, 6007-1(A)
in 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)
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
change of, 2002-1(G)

Administrative Expenses
See also, Claims
Generally, 3001-1(B)

Adversary Proceedings
appearances, 9010-1, 9036-1(A)(3)
assignment of judge, 7003-1(C)
change of venue, 1014-1(B)
complaint, title of, 7003-1(A)
continuance of pre-trial conference or trial, 7090-1
corporate ownership statement, 7003-1(B)(2)
cover sheet, 7003-1(B)(1)
deadline to respond to complaint, 7012-1
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), 8014-1(F)
joinder of parties, 7003-1(D)
meditation, 9019-2
motion to abstain from, 5011-2
omitted creditor in reopened case, 5010-1(B)
pretrial procedures, 7016-1
reopened cases to add creditors, 5010-1(B)
settlements with pro se debtors, 9071-1
summons, 7004-2

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)
social security numbers, 1009-1(C)

Appeals
copy of order must accompany notice, 8001-1
costs, taxing of, 8014-1
dismissal of, 8002-1(A), 8006-1(A)
effect of untimely or premature filing, 8002-1
expedited appeals, 8011-4
fees, 8001-1, 8003-1(A)
motion for leave to appeal, 8003-1
motion for stay, 8005-1
notice of, 8001-1
record on appeal, 8003-1(B), 8006-1
requests for intermediate relief, 8011-3
transcripts, 8006-1(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)
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)
disciplinary proceedings, 2016-1(B)(2)(b), 2090-2(B, C, D)
electronic filing, 5005-4
employment of, 2014-1(A), 9013-1(C)(3)
government attorneys, 2090-1(B)(3)
limited appearances, 2090-1(B)(1)
pro hac vice appearances, 2090-1(B)(2)
pro se litigants, 9010-1(B)
professional conduct, 2090-2(D)
qualification to practice, 2090-1(A)
withdrawal of appearance, 2091-1

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
discovery, notice required, 4001-1(G)
extension of 30 day provision, 4001-1(C), 4001-1(H)
form of motion for stay relief, 4001-1(B, C)
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)

B

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
change of address, 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)

C

Cash Collateral
Generally, 4001-2, 9013-1(F, G)
use, sale or lease, 6004-1(D)

Certificate of Service,
See also, Service of Papers
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, 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(H)
notice of trustee's final report, 2002-1(C)(10)
relief from stay, 4001-1
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), 4004-2(B), 4004-3(A)(9), 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, 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(B)(2)(a), 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
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)(3)
discharge, entry of, 2082-1, 4004-3
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, 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, 3015-1(A)
plan, notice of confirmation hearing, 3015-1(A)(2)
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)
claims, service of copies on debtor, 3002-1(E)
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, 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(D)
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) and (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)

Child support creditor or representative,
Generally, 5080-1

Claims
administrative claims, 3001-1(B)
attachments, 3002-1(E), 2016-1(D)
cases converted from chapter 13 to chapter 7, 1019-1(E), 3002-1(A)
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(F)
deadline in chapter 11 cases, 3003-1(A)
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)
in chapter 7 cases reopened to administer assets, 2002-1(C)(7), 3002-1(D)
jointly administered cases, 1015-1(D)(4), 9004-2(B)
local form, 3001-1(A)
modification of claims deadline, 3002-1(B), 3003-1(B)
objections to, 3007-1
motions for authority to pay prepetition claims, 9013-1(K)
motions to temporarily allow claim for voting purposes, 9013-1(D)(3)(e)
postpetition claims, in converted or reconverted cases, 1019-1(F)
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(E)
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, 1007-1(E)(2)
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) and (G)
court files, copies, 5003-1(C)
court files, integrity of, 5003-2
court files, manner of keeping, location, 5003-1
court security, 5072-2, 5073-1
databases and matrixes available to public, 2002-1(D), 5003-1
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(G)
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, 5005-1(C)
sealing of records, 5003-1(D)
service matrices, 2002-1(D)
taxation of costs by clerk, 7054-1, 8014-1
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
See also, Fee Applications
See Also, Mediation
Generally, 2016-1

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)
docketing of claims, 1015-1(E)
style of papers, 1015-1(E)

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)
deadline for submitting memoranda and affidavits, 5005-1(F)
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(F)
deadline to object to exemptions, 4003-1(B)
disposition of funds, 1019-1(D)
fees, 1006-1(B)(5), 1017-1(C), 1017-2(D)
involuntary case, 1013-1
Official Bankruptcy Form 22 required, 1019-1(H)
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
See also, Fees, Clerk’s
Generally, 7054-1, 8014-1
deadline for filing bill of costs, 7054-1(C)
deadline for filing bill of costs on appeal, 8014-1(C)
deadline to object to bill of costs, 7054-1(E)
deadline to object to bill of costs on appeal, 8014-1(E)
deadline for motion to tax costs, 7054-1(F)
deadline for motion to tax fees on appeal, 8014-1(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
motion to extend time not applicable, 1007-1(C)
requirement to obtain before filing petition, 1007-1(E)

D

Debtor
See also, Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13
amendments to name or 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(E)
discharge, general, 4004-3
dismissal of case, 1017-2
examination of debtor, 2004-1
payment advices, 1007-1(F)
request for debtor’s tax information, 1007-1(G)
statement of intention, 1007-3

Debtor-in possession reports
Generally, 2015-1

Definitions
Generally, 1001-1(F)

Default
Generally, 7055-1

Depositions
See also, Discovery
See also, Examinations of Debtors and Others
Generally, 7026-1, 7030-2
cases in another district, 9016-1

Disclosure of Compensation
attorney for debtor disclosure form, 2016-1(A)
bankruptcy petition preparer disclosure form, 2016-1(D)

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)
deadline for filing objection to chapter 11 debtor's discharge, 4004-2(B)
effect of reinstatement of dismissed case on objections deadline, 4004-2(A)(2)
effect of rescheduled meeting of creditors on objections deadline, 4004-2(A)(1)
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, 9071-1(B)(1)

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
See also, Examination of Debtor and Others
Generally, 7026-1
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
See also, Appeals
See also, Reopening Cases
Generally, 1017-2
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 file electronic filing declaration, 9011-4(C)
failure to file or provide required documents, 1002-1(B)(2), 1007-1,
     1017-2, 5005-1, 9011-4(C)
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

E

Electronic Filing
See also, Filing of Papers
Generally, 5005-4
certificate of service required, 2002-1(F)
definitions, 1001-1(F)(5-12)
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)

Electronic Service
See Electronic Filing

Emergencies
See also, Contested Matters
after hours and emergency filing, 5001-2(B)
appeals, request to expedite, 8011-4
hearings, 9075-1
late submittal of memoranda and supporting affidavits, 5005-1(F)(2)

Examinations of Debtor and Others
See also, Depositions
Generally, 2004-1
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
motion to extend time to object to exemptions, 9013-1(C)(5), 9013-1(D)(3)(d)
new deadline for objections to exemptions in converted cases, 1019-1(G), 4003-1(B)
new deadline for objections to exemptions where schedules amended, 1009-1(D), 4003-1(A)
writ of garnishment, claim of exemption from, 7069-1(D)

Exhibits
Generally, 9070-1

Ex Parte Matters
See also, Contested Matters
Generally, 9013-1(C)
chapter 7 fee waiver applications, 1006-1(B)(2)
chapter 11 motions for joint administration, 1015-1(B)(2)(a)

Extensions of Time
for filing schedules, statements and other documents, 1007-1(C), 1019-1(A)
hearing not necessary on certain motions, 9013-1(C)(2, 5, 6, 7), 9013-1(D)(3)(d)

F

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)
deadline for seeking fee award in appeal, 8014-1(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)
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, 8001-1, 8003-1(A)
chapter 13 cases, 1017-2(F)(3), 1019-1(D)
child support creditor or representative, 5080-1
copies of court records, 5003-1(C)
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)
reopening case, filing fee due, 5010-1(A)
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)
closed cases, 5005-1(D), 5010-1(D)
conventional filing, defined, 1001-1(F)(8)
deficient papers, refusal or 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, 5003-1(E), 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)
place of filing, 5005-1(B)
sealed items, filing of, 5003-1(D)
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)(8, 9, 10)
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
summons in foreign nonmain proceeding under chapter 15, 1010-1

Form of Papers
See also, Filing of Papers
See also, Forms, Local
back-to-back papers, 2002-1(E)
caption, 9004-2
certification of attorney, 9011-4(B)
deficient papers, 5005-1(C)
electronic filing, 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)
signatures, 1007-1(D), 1009-1(A)(2), 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)
disposition of funds in possession of trustee upon dismissal, 1017-2(F)
disposition of unclaimed funds upon closing case, 3011-1
garnishment, funds held by clerk, 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

G

Garnishment
Generally, 7069-1
funds deposited, 7067-1(D)

H

Hearings
See also, Contested Matters
See also, Orders
Generally, 9013-1, 9073-1
chapter 11, expedited hearings for certain motions, 9013-1(F-K)
conference with opposing counsel required, 9073-1(D)
continuances, 5071-1
deadline for submitting memoranda and affidavits, 5005-1(F)(1)
emergency hearings, 9075-1
late submittal of memoranda and affidavits, 5005-1(F)(2)
reaffirmation agreement, hearing required for pro se debtor, 4008-1(B)
scheduling of hearing, 9073-1(A)
service of notice of hearing, generally, 2002-1, 9073-1(B)
telephone hearings, 9074-1
when no hearing necessary, 9013-1(D)
when no notice or hearing necessary, 9013-1(C)

I

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
See also, Petitions
Generally, 1003-1, 1010-1, 1013-1
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)

J

Joinder
adversary proceedings, 7003-1(D)

Joint Administration
See also, Joint Debtors, Consolidation
assignment of case,1015-1(A)
ballots, 1015-1(D)(5)
claims, 1015-1(D)(4)
docketing, 1015-1(D)(3)
ex parte motion permitted in chapter 11 cases, 1015-1(B)(2)(a)
hearing required in cases other than chapter 11, 1015-1(B)(2)(b)
local form order required, 1015-1(C)
style of pleadings, 9004-2(B)

Joint Debtors
See also, Joint Administration
not permitted for involuntary petitions, 1003-1(C)
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), 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
See also, Orders
Generally, 9021-1
appeal, 8001-1, 8002-1
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)
taxation of costs, 7054-1, 8014-1

Jury Trial
deadline for demand, 9015-1(B)
form of demand, 9015-1(B)

L

Liens
avoidance on exempt property, 4003-2, 9013-1(D)(3)(f)
reopening case to avoid judicial lien, 5010-1(F)
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(C), 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
See also, Form of Papers
Generally, 1001-1(F)(1), 9004-1(A), 9009-1

M

Master Service List in Chapter 11 Cases
Generally, 2002-1(H)

Matrix
certificate of service,
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
Generally, 9019-2

Meeting of Creditors appearance at meeting, 2090-1(B)(1), 9010-1
chapter 13 cases, scheduling of confirmation hearing, 3015-3(B)(1)(a)
clerk’s notice of, 2002-1(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(C), 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)

Motions
See Contested Matters or Ex Parte Matters
See also, Hearings
See also, Orders

N

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)
relief from stay, 4001-1(C)
use, sale or lease of property, 6004-1(B)

Notices
See also, Electronic Filing
See also, Ex Parte Matters
Generally, 2002-1
certain notices to be served by clerk, 2002-1(A)(2)
chapter 11 and 12 statement for discharge, 2002-1(C)(13)
chapter 13 certification for discharge, 2002-1(C)(12)
clerk’s notice under 11 U.S.C. §362(l)(4)(B), 2002-1(I)
discharge, affecting, 2002-1(C)(4)
hearings, generally, 5071-1, 9073-1, 9074-1, 9075-1
motions for which no notice is necessary, 9013-1(C)
of chapter 11 disclosure statement and plan, 2002-1(C)(8)
of chapter 13 plan, 2002-1(C)(5)
of claims deadline in additional asset, or former no asset, 2002-1(C)(7)
of dismissal, 2002-1(C)(6)
of fee applications, 2002-1(C)(9,10)
of entry of order confirming plan, 2002-1(C)(11)
of meetings of creditors, 2002-1(C)(1), 2002-1(C)(3)
of sale, 2002-1(C)(2)
of trustee's final report in chapter 7 cases, 2002-1(C)(10)

O

Orders
See also, Forms of Papers
See also, Forms, Local
See also, Judgments
Generally, 5005-1(G)
entry of, 9021-1
form of orders, 9072-1
orders for relief, See Petitions, Involuntary Cases, and Meetings of Creditors
proposed orders, 9072-1
service of entered orders, 5005-1(G)(2)
submittal of proposed orders, 5005-1(G)(1)

P

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(F)
not required for non individual debtors, 1007-1(B)

Petitions
amendments to, 1009-1
corporations, corporate resolution authorizing filing required, 1074-1
declaration must accompany when electronically filed, 1002-1(A)(4), 9011-4(C)
deficiencies, 5005-1(C)
electronic filing, 5005-4(B)(5)
filing fee, 1006-1, 5005-1(C)(1)
filing requirements, 1002-1(A)
involuntary, 1003-1
refusal by clerk authorized, 1002-1(B), 1003-1(D), 1006-1(A)(3)(a), 5005-1(C)(1)
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
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, 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)

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
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), 2002-1(C)(12),
     2002-1(C)(13), 3070-1(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)
payments for services in installment cases, 1006-1(A)(2)
proofs of claim, parties must mail copies to debtor, 3002-1(E)
reaffirmation agreement, hearing required, 4008-1(B)
reinstatement of chapter 13 case, proof of plan payments, 9013-1(E)(2)
review of claims, exemption from, 2083-1(B)(4)
settlements with, 9071-1
trustee’s notice regarding mortgage status in chapter 13 cases, 3070-1(E)(2)

Proof of Claim
See Claims

R

Reaffirmations of Debt
Generally, 4008-1
electronic filing, limited filer, 5005-4(B)(3)
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
local form declaration required, 9011-4(C)
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, 5003-1(A)(2), 5005-4(D)
signatures, 9011-4
verification of debtor’s social security number, 9011-4(D)

Registration of Judgment
Generally, 7069-1(B)

Registry, Court
Generally, 5080-1, 7067-1
garnishment deposit, 7069-1(D)(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(A)(2), 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
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)
filing fee due, 5010-1(A)
to add omitted creditor, 5010-1(B), 9013-1(D)(3)(i)
to administer additional assets, 5010-1(C), 9013-1(C)(11)
to avoid a judicial lien, 5010-1(F)
to correct social security number, 1009-1(C)(2), 5010-1(E)
to file certification of completion of financial management course, 5010-1(G)
to file local forms required for entry of discharge, 5010-1(H)

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

S

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)
for violating local rule, 1001-1(D)
mediation, 9019-2(C)(4), 9019-2(E)

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)
declaration must accompany electronic filing, 1007-1(D), 9011-4(C)
deficiencies, 5005-1(C)
dismissal for failure to file, 1017-2(A)(1)
extension of time to file, 1007-1(C), 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, 5003-1(D)
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, 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)
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
certificate of no response or settlement, 9019-1
pro se debtors, 9071-1
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
debtor’s signatures required on lists, schedules or statements, 1007-2(B), 1009-1(D)
deficient petitions and papers, 5005-1(C)
electronic filing declaration required, 1007-1(D)
judges, 5091-1
original signatures required on all papers, 5005-4
reaffirmation agreements, 4008-1
retention of original signed papers by registered users, 5005-4(C)
wage deduction orders, 3070-1(D)

Small Business Chapter 11 Cases
See also Plans of Reorganization Under Chapter 11
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(G)

Small Dividends
Generally, 3010-1

Social Security Numbers
amendments to debtors’, 1009-1(C)
privacy, 5003-1(F)
statement required, 1002-1(A)(1), 1009-1(D), 1013-1(C), 5005-1(C)
verification required, 1002-1(A)(4), 9011-4(D)

Stay
See Automatic Stay

Subpoenas
See also, Depositions
See also, Examinations of Debtors and Others
for cases in another district, 9004-2(A), 9016-1
local form required, 2004-1(D), 7026-1(B)

Summons
adversary proceeding, 7004-2, 7012-1
cases in another district, 9016-1
electronic service not permitted, 9076-1
foreign nonmain proceeding under chapter 15, 1010-1
involuntary case, 1010-1

T

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(G)

Taxpayer Identification Number
See also, Social Security Numbers

Time
See also, Extensions of Time
abstention, tolling of time, 5011-2
appeal, 8002-1, 8011-4
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)
sealed record, 5003-1(D)
submittal of proposed orders, 5005-1(G)(1)(c)
time sensitive filings, 5001-2

Transfer
intra-district, 1015-1, 1073-1
of cases to another district, 1014-1, 7003-1(C)
of claims, 3001-1(C), 3007-1

Trustees
abandonment of property, 6007-1
automatic dismissal” under 11 U.S.C. §521(i), 1017-2(A)(2)
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)
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)

U

Unclaimed Funds
See also, Small Dividends
Generally, 3011-1

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)

V

Valuation of Collateral
Generally, 3012-1
Chapter 13, 3015-3

Venue
change of, 1014-1
divisional, 1073-1

W

Wage Deduction Orders, Chapter 13 Cases
Generally, 3070-1(D)
motions to terminate, 9013-1(C)(20)

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