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Clerk's Notice 20-05 (Notice Regarding Bankruptcy Rule, Fee, And Form Changes)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules

On September 17, 2019, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. The Supreme Court adopted these amendments and they were transmitted to Congress on April 27, 2020.

The following amendments are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2020, and are attached to this notice:

  • Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012, 8013, 8015, and 8021.

Miscellaneous Fee Schedule Changes

On March 17, 2020, the Judicial Conference approved a recommendation to increase certain miscellaneous fees for inflation. Several fees in the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule will be revised pursuant to this action. These fee changes will take effect on December 1, 2020. A chart summarizing these changes is attached.

Amendments to Bankruptcy Forms
The Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules approved technical changes to several Official Forms as well as a change to the instructions for Official Form 410A. Several Director’s Forms were also updated to reflect the inflationary increase in administrative fees on the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule described above.

The amendments to Official Forms 309A-I and Instructions to Form 410 were effective on October 1, 2020.

The amended Director’s Forms, 1320, 2000, 2010, and 1310 will become effective on December 1, 2020.

Further information about all pending Rule and Form amendments can be found here.

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