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Local and Interim Bankruptcy Rules & Administrative Orders

Local Rules through July 1, 2021

The above link incorporates all changes, additions and deletions to the Local Rules, Interim Bankruptcy Rules and Administrative Orders up to July 1, 2021.

 

Local Bankruptcy Forms

The above link incorporates all changes, additions and deletions to the Local Bankruptcy Forms up to July 1, 2021.

 

General Information

The Local Rules were last updated effective November 20, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Since that time, the Court has adopted the Interim Bankruptcy Rules to Implement the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 as well as repealed certain Local Bankruptcy Rules, adopted several new Administrative Orders and adopted and revised several Local Bankruptcy Forms.

The most recent Administrative Order update was on February 26, 2021, which adopted Administrative Orders 4008-2 and 5005-6. The last Local Bankruptcy Form update was an amendment to Local Bankruptcy Forms 1009-1B and 9037-1, effective December 4, 2019. Details on all changes can be found on the Public Notice page.

The General Orders Adopting, Repealing and Amending the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Interim Bankruptcy Rules and Local Bankruptcy Forms are listed below.

 

National Bankruptcy Forms

Official forms are available in PDF fillable format.

 

Proof of Claim Form

 

Rules of First Circuit Courts

 

Federal Bankruptcy Code

 

Federal Bankruptcy Rules