Pursuant to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (the 2005 Bankruptcy Act; Pub. L. No. 109-8) that went into effect on October 17, 2005, changes have been made to the way bankruptcies are now filed. Here are several related Web sites that you may find helpful:
Fee Schedule Changes
Several changes to the Fee Schedule will become effective on Monday, October 17, 2005. Click here to review a summary listing of the upcoming fee schedule changes, along with the current Fee Schedule page. (On October 17th, the revised Fee Schedule page will be posted with the new fee schedule changes.)
The ECF system will be shut down at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2005 (midnight Sunday night) and will remain down until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 so that the Court's internal processes may be adjusted.
Changes — posted October 13, 2005
Chapter 7 - Standing Administration Guidelines
Changes — posted September 20, 2005
Changes — posted May 23, 2005
Pursuant to the requirements of the E-Government Act, we’ve placed selected unpublished decisions online. Please use the following link: “Written Decisions”- Not For Publication.
Changes — posted April 14, 2005
PACER Exemptions for Attorneys End, effective May 1, 2005
The Judicial Conference of the United States has adopted changes to the public access fee schedule that has forced us to eliminate the waiver of the PACER fees for attorneys. We regret this decision but an audit of the Clerk's Office conducted by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts found that our exception for CM/ECF electronic filers was not in compliance with the new language for the fee schedule. See Amended Administrative Order No. 99-1.
There is one bright spot: the revised fee schedule allows attorneys to obtain one free copy of anything filed in cases in which they are active. This is accomplished by clicking on the link provided in the notice of electronic filing email and downloading the file to your hard drive or network. Sure, it is not as easy as logging on and looking for something whenever you want to (which you can still do for a bargain eight cents a page - capped at $2.40 for a single document), but it's a compromise we can offer in lieu of our old PACER exemption. Please make sure you turn on email notification within CM/ECF (if you turned it off) to make sure you can get your freebie.
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