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General Procedure Orders

General Procedure Order

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 This General Procedure Order vacates those General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders that are now obsolete, superseded, inconsistent with current rules or otherwise no longer serve any useful purpose or benefit to the administration of bankruptcy cases.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)

In the Matter of Adoption of Revisions to Certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms. Minor corrections and clarifications have been made to certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms, effective July 1, 2010. The GPO contains a list of the rules and forms modified.

In the Matter of Exception to Paper Service Upon the United States Trustee of Motions for Relief from the Automatic Stay and Responses Thereto. As a result of this GPO, service upon the United States Trustee of the motion for relief from stay or any response thereto is completed by the electronic filing of the motion or response in the Court's Electronic Case Filing System. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

Addition of Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas Kiel and reassignment of approximately 2000 confirmed Chapter 13 cases. General Procedure Order 2011-1 (GPO) contains the list of all cases reassigned from Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Sally Zeman to Douglas Kiel effective October 1, 2011 and the administrative procedure to effectuate the change.

Reassignment of Additional 3018 Cases to Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas Kiel. General Procedure Order 2012-1 (GPO) contains the list of all cases reassigned from Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Sally Zeman to Douglas Kiel effective February 1, 2012 and the administrative procedure to effectuate the change.

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)

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)

Administrative Order

In the Matter of Court Operations During Appropriations Lapse. The attached administrative order establishes that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will continue to operate if there is a lapse in appropriations.

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