Amended Bankruptcy Rules and Forms -- Effective December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amended Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP) -- Effective December 1, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Supreme Court adopted changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedures that are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.  Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 1010, 1011, 2002, 3002.1, 7008, 7012, 7016, 9006, 9027, and 9033 are amended, and a new Rule 1012 has been enacted.  Additional information regarding these rule amendments can be found on the U.S. Courts website at:

Starting December 1, 2016, when the revision to Fed R Bankr. P 9006(f) takes effect, the CHS program (Court Hearing Scheduler) that automatically calculates response/objection periods will no longer include the three extra days for mail service.  Attorneys and parties in interest should consult the rule to determine the appropriate response deadlines when receiving service of pleadings by mail or by electronic transmission (i.e., email delivery).  Note that all registered CM/ECF users consent to receive notices from the Clerk by electronic transmission, that is, by a "Notice of Electronic Filing" (NEF).

Amendments to Official Bankruptcy Forms -- Effective December 1, 2016

A few Official Bankruptcy Forms will also be amended effective December 1, 2016.  Details regarding these form amendments can be found on the U.S. Courts website at: