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General Procedure Orders

In the Matter of General Procedure Orders Incorporated Into Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules Effective January 1, 2014. This order vacates as superseded GPOs that are now incorporated into the most recent amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendices.

In the Matter of Adopting Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendices.

This order is vacated by GPO 2015-5.

This Order has been updated.  Please see GPO 2017-1.

In the Matter of Adoption of Revisions to Certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms (Chapter 11). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 9029 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure this General Procedure Order is adopted to make revisions to certain Local Bankruptcy Rules (L.B.R.) and Local Bankruptcy Forms (L.B.Forms), and add to the L.B.R., pending their formal adoption. This GPO will be effective February 1, 2013, it covers minor revisions to the Local Bankruptcy Rules dealing with Chapter 11 cases and creates a new rule and form when receivers are involved. The Judges welcome your comments, please send your feedback to webmaster@cob.uscourts.gov (Vacated by GPO 2014-1; incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

In the Matter of Adoption of Revisions to Certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms (Chapter 13 Plan Form) Effective February 1, 2013. This General Procedure Order makes primarily cosmetic formatting changes to allow the form plan to be mailed on fewer pages. There are some areas with substantial language changes which are in the highlighted version (click here to view the PDF); the new form plan is available in Word (view plan form in MS Word). The Judges welcome your comments on the new form plan, please send your feedback to webmaster@cob.uscourts.gov. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1; incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

In the Matter of Adopting Interim Rule 1007-1. This administrative General Procedure Order adopts the changes to the Interim Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007-1 that was amended to conform to the new time periods and to correct an inconsistency created by the 2010 amendment to that rule.

In the Matter of Electronic Processing of Installment Fee Payments in Attorney Filed Cases. Consistent with the mandatory electronic filing requirements of L.B.R. 5005-4, this General Procedure Order clarifies that mandatory electronic filers also are required to process fee payments through the electronic filing system. Please remember that the Court will only accept the efiling attorney or the law firm's credit card to process the payments. Effective December 17, 2012, this applies to all installment payments due or to be made in any cases filed by efiling attorneys, please contact the ECF Training Team with questions. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R.)

Makes an electronic filing attorney's master address the official address of record in open cases, unless a case specific change of address is filed in a case pursuant to LBR 9010-1(a)(2). (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

Revision of Local Bankruptcy Rule 9070-1(a)(3) to reconcile its application with appellate court rules or procedures. This modification requires that exhibits be retained and provided to any appellate court according to that court's rules or procedures. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

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