Rule 1001-1 Local Rules - General.

(a)    Scope.  The Local Bankruptcy Rules and Local Bankruptcy Forms are adopted to govern the practice and procedure before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

(b)    Short Title.  These rules may be cited and referred to as the Local Bankruptcy Rules (or "L.B.R.") and the forms as the Local Bankruptcy Forms (or "L.B.F.").

Part I - Commencement of Case; Proceedings Relating to Petition and Order for Relief