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General Procedure Orders

Administrative Order

In the Matter of Federal Pro Se Clinic Operations. This Order permits the Federal Pro Se Clinic to provide short-term limited legal services to pro se litigants before this Court and amends Local Bankruptcy Rule 9010-1(c)(3) in support of the Clinic’s efforts.

In the Matter of Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19. This Order directs the Clerk of Court to maintain and post the Court’s operational status on the Court’s website at https://www.cob.uscourts.gov/ for the benefit of staff, attorneys, parties, and the public.

General Procedure Order

In the Matter of Adopting Interim Bankruptcy Rules for Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019.

In the Matter of Vacating General Procedure Order Number 2009-3 (SO-13), Paragraph 9. This Order vacates paragraph 9 of General Procedure Order 2009-3 (SO-13), Order for Payment of Filing Fees in Installments, Order Denying Payment of Filing Fees in Installments, and Notice of Dismissal in the Event of Default.

In the Matter of Chapter 13 Fee General Procedure Order. This Order raises the presumptively reasonable fee allowance to $4,100 as a total fee, including expenses, through confirmation. Costs in excess of $200 are considered extraordinary. This Order is effective February 1, 2017.

In the Matter of Interim Adoption of Pending Amendments to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7008, 7012, 7016, 9027, and 9033 (the Stern Amendments).

Although this GPO, 2007-2, is retained as part of GPO 2009-3, it is included on this page for ease of reference and format.

In the Matter of Procedures for Fee Applications in Chapter 13 Cases. This GPO sets the new presumptive fee, required services and corresponding forms for fee applications in Chapter 13 cases.

In the Matter of Obsolete General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders of the Court. This General Procedure Order vacates those General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders that are now obsolete, superseded, inconsistent with current rules or otherwise no longer serve any useful purpose or benefit to the administration of bankruptcy cases. It also reassigns a naming and numbering system for those General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders that are being retained. All of the orders designated as "GPOs" under the new system are attached to GPO 2009-3.

In the Matter of Chapter 13 Fee General Procedure Order. Pursuant to L.B.R. 2016-3, this General Procedure Order establishes the presumptively reasonable fee allowance of $3300 for cases filed on and after December 1, 2009.

In the Matter of Mandatory Electronic Filing for Certain Creditors and Their Agents Filing Proofs of Claim or Interest. This General Procedure Order requires creditors and their agents who file with the Clerk, on average, one or more proofs of claim per week to file them electronically. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

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