Bar News - December 16, 2015
Court News: PACER Outages Amid Bankruptcy Form Change
The US Bankruptcy Court has repealed certain local rules, administrative orders, and forms and adopted new administrative orders and forms effective Dec. 1.
Court websites in three states – Oklahoma, Mississippi and North Carolina – went down for several hours during the change-over earlier this month, as the courts were uploading and testing new software.
In accordance with a general order issued Nov. 10, 2015, local bankruptcy rules 1002-1, 1007-1, 1009-1, and 7003-1, Administrative Orders 4008-1, 8002-1, and 9012-1, and Local Bankruptcy Forms 1009-1A and 1009-1B are repealed as being inconsistent with changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the revisions, reformatting, and renumbering of the Official and Director’s Bankruptcy Forms that took effect Dec. 1.
Administrative Orders 1002-1, 1007-1, 1009-1, 4008-1, 7003-1, 8002-1, and9012-1 and Local Bankruptcy Forms 1009-1A and 1009-1B shall take effect Dec. 1.
Replacing those used since the 1980s, the new forms are designed to be clearer and easier to understand. They also are designed to make it easier for the court to track bankruptcy data.
Copies of the administrative orders and form are available at the clerk’s office and on the court’s website.