The Bankruptcy Strategic Planning
Group Subcommittee on Local Rules decided to separate legal rules
from administrative or procedural rules in this revision of the Local Rules.
The new Local Rules,
July 9, 2009, are much shorter and more succinct and have removed any
duplicate information that may be found in the District Court Local Rules.
We have also added an Administrative Manual that addresses procedural
matters. Many of the procedural type former Local Rules have been
incorporated into the Administrative Manual. New rules include video
conferencing and Chapter 11 and 12 discharge and closing procedures.
In addition, the uniform Local Rule numbering system was
used to re-number and organize those matters that remain in the Local Rules.
We have provided guidance to make your transition to the new Local Rules