Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) are a set of procedures and mandatory requirements for bankruptcy cases in the District of Oregon. Filed documents are often returned or stricken because parties do not follow LBRs, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the LBRs that are relevant to your case. LBRs are updated once a year and the changes are effective on December 1st. Proposed changes to the LBRs are usually published for public comment in October and the adopted rules are posted in November.
The Court's Local Rules are derived from the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP) and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). In addition, the Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon govern some aspects of bankruptcy practice, including appeals to that court. The Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel rules are applicable for appeals to the BAP.