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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Local Bankruptcy Rules

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California has proposed amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules. The draft is the product of the court's Local Rules Committee of practitioners and the Bankruptcy Court's judges. It is now being circulated for bar and public comment. The rules have been restyled to conform to the Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Court Rules authorized by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and have been edited, wherever possible, to simplify structure and language.

Portions of the current Local Bankruptcy Rules related to preparation of Documents, etc., are in the process of being integrated into a revised Administrative Procedures document that will be effective upon the approval of these Local Bankruptcy Rules.

A copy of the draft can be obtained directly from this link.

A General Order containing the effective date for these rules will be issued following a careful review of all comments. Please provide any comments on the proposed amendments as soon as possible, but no later than November 17, 2014.

Comments concerning the proposed amendments may be submitted by Email to [please include the name, firm name (if any), Email address, and phone number of the person submitting the comments] or by mail to the Clerk of Court, 325 West F Street, San Diego, California 92101-6991. Please note on the envelope: “In re: Local Bankruptcy Rules”.

Barry K. Lander
Clerk of Court