New Declaration Re: Electronic Filing Form

The Court revised the Declaration Re: Electronic Filing to eliminate the former requirement that an attorney sign the form under penalty of perjury in a case where the debtor is represented.  Now the updated form requires the attorney to indicate that the document is "submitted by" the attorney whose name and contact information appears in the signature block.  A detailed discussion of the reasons for the change appears on pages 8-10 of the May 12, 2016 Minutes of the Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee Meeting.

May 12, 2016 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee Meeting Minutes Posted

The May 12, 2016 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee Meeting Minutes are now available.  We encourage you to read them.  They contain helpful information about proposed changes to bankruptcy rules, policies, and operations at the local and national levels.

Bankruptcy Judge, District of Colorado

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeks applications for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of Colorado. Bankruptcy judges are appointed to 14-year terms pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §152. The position is located in Denver, Colorado and will be available January 4, 2017, pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Interested parties should review the attachment below:

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Proposed Amendments To Bankruptcy Rules Published For Public Comment – July 1 to October 3, 2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and adoption of a new Bankruptcy Rule 3015.1, and has asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments and the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules report explaining the proposed changes are posted on the Judiciary’s website at: Proposed Amendments To Bankruptcy Rules Published For Public Comment – July 1 to October 3, 2016.
The public comment period ends October 3, 2016.

Updated Report of Parties' Planning Meeting

Each of the Bankruptcy Judges recently updated the form that parties must use when submitting the Report of Parties' Planning Meeting.  See Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7026.  The new form adds an initial footnote stating:  "On December 1, 2015, Rule 26(b)(1) regarding Discovery Scope and Limits was amended. This court requires the parties, in formulating any plan of discovery, to consider the direction contained in that rule that discovery be proportional."

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