December 1 Forms Changes - UPDATE
Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015. Other National forms (known as Director's Forms) are being renumbered, also effective December 1. The changes to the national forms do have a significant impact on local CSD forms and some procedures.
• CM/ECF will be down on December 1 from 5 a.m. until approximately 8:30 a.m. to allow us to install the updated software. This will allow eFilers to complete any filings with the old forms before the system is updated. Any filings after midnight November 30 will be technically deficient.
• The updated version of CM/ECF will require the new forms when using petition preparation software that automates the filing process (i.e., case upload). The manual eFiling process can be used to file the pre-December 1 forms. Instructions can be found in the Attorney Online Manual.
• Here is a "zip" file that contains updated Administrative Procedures and CSD forms. Many CSD forms were revised to conform with the new numbering schema. There are also substantive changes to many of the forms, including a new proof of service. The court's Web site will be updated with all the new forms on December 1.
Amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules are being made as technical corrections to conform with the December 1 National form changes. General Order 185 specifies the changes. The period of comment is from now until November 30, 2015. Except as set forth in a further order of this Court, the effective date of this order shall be December 1, 2015. Comments concerning these amendments may be submitted by E-mail to LBRcomments@casb.uscourts.gov [please include the name, firm name (if any), E-mail address, and phone number of the person submitting the comment] or by mail to the Clerk of Court at 325 West F Street, San Diego, California 92101 - 6991. Please note on the envelope: "LBR renumbering". The deadline is November 30, 2015.
REMINDER - Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan for Comment FINAL DUE DATE 11/30
The local Chapter 13 Plan Committee has completed work on a draft mandatory Chapter 13 plan for use in the Southern District of California. The draft plan is now available for a 30-day comment period. Simultaneously with this period for comment, the committee will be completing work on guidelines and any amendments to the Bankruptcy Local Rules to implement the mandatory plan. No effective date has been set for implementation. That will occur when a General Order is issued with the guidelines and the proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy Local Rules. Comments concerning the Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan may be submitted by E-mail to LBRcomments@casb.uscourts.gov [please include the name, firm name (if any), E-mail address, and phone number of the person submitting the comment] or by mail to the Clerk of Court at 325 West F Street, San Diego, California 92101 - 6991. Please note on the envelope: "In re: Chapter 13 Plan". The deadline is November 30, 2015.