New Standing Orders Issued by the Bankruptcy Court

On December 9, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas adopted three Standing Orders. 

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Changes to Bankruptcy Forms, Fees and Rules Effective December 1, 2014

Changes to Bankruptcy Forms, Fees and Rules Effective December 1, 2014

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, Official Bankruptcy Forms, and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures effective December 1, 2014.

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Electronic Devices in the Courthouse

The US Marshals Service invites us to remind you and your clients of its policy regarding electronics in the federal courthouses in Kansas. All electronic devices brought to the courthouse by visitors (other than attorneys with current federal bar membership cards) must be returned to the party's vehicle. The Court Security Officers (CSOs) do allow an exception for visitors who do not have a vehicle in which to store the device (e.g., they rode the bus, hired a taxi, or were given a ride to the courthouse by someone who did not wait). Thus, generally the Court Security Officers will not hold electronic devices at the guard station. We share this alert with bankruptcy attorneys in particular so you may advise your clients not to bring electronic devices to the courthouse, thereby sparing them the inconvenience of having to return the items to their vehicle. Although the 341 Meeting of Creditors Notice states that no cellular telephones or other electronic devices are to be brought to the courthouse, visitors frequently bring their cell phones with them.

Proposed National Form Plan

The Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has published for public comment the revised proposed changes to the National Form Plan (Official Form 113 - Chapter 13 Plan) and related Federal Rules changes. The public comment period closes February 17, 2015. Members of the Bar are encouraged to review the proposed changes and submit comments. The link where you can make comments, and view comments already made, can be found by following the directions here: http://www.uscourts.gov/rulesandpolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx.

Presentation in Kansas City April 4, 2014

Slides from the April 4,  2014 CLE Program in Kansas City

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 PDFClick here for the Something Old Something New Program materials

Slides from the February 7, 2014 Program (Updated with corrections)

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