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For Attorneys

Welcome to the Attorney section of the Court's website. Here you will find information pertinent to you and your business with the Court.

Ex Parte Communication

To ensure fairness to all parties, the Court does not entertain any oral or ex parte communications. Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9003 prohibits ex parte communications with the judge by any party in interest regarding any matter affecting a case. Failure to comply with this rule may result in sanctions.

Courtroom Decorum

The Court’s Guidelines for Courtroom Decorum will be strictly enforced at all times, whether or not the Judge is in the courtroom. Cell phones, beepers and any other device that makes noise must be turned off, or placed on vibrate, and may not be used while court is in session. Court is in session at any time the proceedings are being recorded even if the Judge is not present in the courtroom.

Electronic Filing

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court require separate CM/ECF logins. CM/ECF credentials for the U.S. District Court will not work with the Bankruptcy Court. To register for electronic filing (LR 5005-4) refer to the CM/ECF Resources page.

Privacy Protection Policy

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037 applies to all documents filed with the court. This policy requires parties in bankruptcy cases to modify or partially redact personal data identifiers contained in documents.