Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules - ACTION REQUESTED by November 3, 2017

Posting Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017
Changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the court's local rules of bankruptcy practice, and certain bankruptcy forms  will become effective on December 1, 2017. Comments from the public and bar pursuant to 28 USC § 2071 are requested by November 3, 2017.
Click here for proposed amendments to the local bankruptcy rules, intended to be consistent with changes in the federal rules effective December 1, 2017, and in conjunction with a new form plan for Chapter 13.  The proposed amendments include changes to BKLR 1006-1, 3007-1, 3015-1 (and new official Chapter 13 Plan form), and 3015-2.  The most significant proposed change is the adoption of a standard local Chapter 13 plan form that conforms to the new national Chapter 13 plan form.  This plan has two attachments to handle motions for request of valuation of a secured claim and  requests to avoid lien under § 522(f).  Under the court's existing local bankruptcy rules, these motions would be handled with pleadings.

Please send any comments to by November 3, 2017.

The changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure effective December 1, 2017 may be found here, and include changes to these federal bankruptcy rules 1001, 1006, 1015, 2002, 3002, 3007, 3012, 3015, 3015.1 (new), 4003, 5009, 7001, and 9009.