What's New
Chapter 13 Plan Official Form and Rules Changes Effective 12/1/2017: In compliance with the amended Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures which take effect on December 1, 2017, and specifically BR 3015 and the new 3015.1, the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky has elected to adopt the official bankruptcy form for the Chapter 13 Plan. Practitioners may - but are not required to - elect to begin using the new plan prior to the December 1, 2017 effective date. For Chapter 13 cases filed on or after December 1, however, the use of Official Form 113 will be required for the plan to be confirmed. Practitioners should also note that the Court intends to review the new plan in approximately six months from implementation to see what, if any, changes should be made to facilitate Chapter 13 bankruptcy practice in the Western District of Kentucky.

To review a summary list and description of all form and rules changes, click here. For more comprehensive information on the rule changes, click here.

http://images.clipartpanda.com/wow-clipart-52-wow_left_green.png New ECF event - Certified Copy Request - Attorney and Trustee filers now have the ability to request and pay for certified copy requests via CM/ECF.  The new event is located under the Miscellaneous category and is titled Certified Copy Request. Certified copies will be mailed by the Clerks office the following business day.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY - The Inclement Weather Policy includes general information regarding inclement weather and its potential effects on business hours and staffing. For specific information on a day with inclement weather, call the Clerk's Office Main Line at 502-627-5700.
Effective July 1, 2015:  All evidentiary hearings/trials scheduled before the Honorable Joan A. Lloyd will require the use of the Electronic Presentation System in Courtroom 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Counsel will be responsible for providing their own laptop which must have a HDMI or VGA output. Counsel shall 14 days prior to the scheduled evidentiary hearing /trial notify the Court of the need for evidence presentation equipment and schedule with the Court training and familiarization with the evidence presentation system. Parties should contact Courtroom Services at (502) 627-5600 to schedule training.  Click here for a complete Guide and FAQ's.
DeBN is a free email delivery service of notices/orders for debtor(s). 
Click here for more information.
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Appropriate Attire for Court Hearings - Anyone attending a Bankruptcy Court hearing must dress appropriately in business type clothing that is modest and professional.  No halter tops, no soiled work clothing, no mini-skirts, no spandex, no athletic wear, no hats, etc. will be tolerated. 

NOTE:  The Bankruptcy Court reserves the right to continue any hearing if it finds that anyone in attendance is not attired properly.

Wireless Access - The United States Bankruptcy Court provides wireless access to the internet in all of its courtrooms and associated conference rooms in the Louisville Division.
Notice Please be advised that all persons entering the Gene Snyder Courthouse in Louisville, as well as the Federal Courthouses in Bowling Green, Paducah, and Owensboro, will be required to present photo identification. 



Vacancy Announcement - Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II) - The Court is accepting applications for the position of Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II). All applications must be received by the closing date of September 12, 2017 by 5:00 PM EDT. No late applications will be accepted.

Vacancy Announcement - Case Manager/ECRO - The Court is accepting applications for the position of Case Manager/ECRO. All applications must be received by the closing date of September 13, 2017 by 5:00 PM EDT and include a completed Form AO-78. No late applications will be accepted.

EDR Plan
Employment Dispute Resolution Plan - click here to view the plan

This page was last edited on 08/31/2017 at 02:25 PM .