The court is committed to continuing service to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. The court is taking the following actions to protect individuals involved in bankruptcy cases, as well as court employees, from transmission of the virus:
Eugene Clerk's Office
Starting Monday 3/30/2020, the clerk's office in Eugene will be closed until further notice. A drop box is available in the public lobby of the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse; however, to minimize travel, the public is strongly encouraged to use the other methods for filing documents and making payments listed below.
Portland Clerk's Office
The clerk's office in Portland will continue to provide limited services as follows:
- Visits to the clerk's office will not involve person-to-person contact with the clerk's office staff.
- A drop box will be provided for documents and check or money order payments. Cash payments will not be accepted. The drop box will be closely monitored, and documents and payments will be promptly processed. The clerk will email a confirmation or receipt.
- A variety of forms are available in the lobby and online.
- A public computer is available for free access to the court's case information database and intake.
- The clerk will call if there are any questions or problems. Visitors may also call the clerk from a phone available in the lobby.
Filing Documents and Claims
Parties without an attorney may file documents as follows:
- Use the Public Document Upload system available on the court's website.
- Fax documents, along with a cover page that includes the filer's phone number and email address, to 1-213-401-1577.
- Mail to the Portland office.
- Creditors may file proofs of claim, amended claims, and withdrawals of claims online using ePOC.
Request copies of bankruptcy papers via the court's email contact form.
If you have questions or concerns about filing or requesting documents, or making payments, please call the clerk at 503-326-1500 or 541-431-4000.
341 Meeting of Creditors
If you need to reschedule a meeting of creditors due to illness or COVID-19 exposure, contact the trustee listed on the Notice of Bankruptcy Case.
341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases originally scheduled to be held March 17 through March 27 will be rescheduled and new dates will be posted here, as they become available:
- March 17 Portland chapter 13 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 1 via telephone
- March 18 Portland chapter 7 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 8 via telephone
- March 19 Salem chapter 13 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 15 via telephone
- March 19 chapter 12 creditor meeting remains on schedule and will proceed as a telephonic meeting
- March 20 Salem chapter 7 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 16 via telephone
- March 20 Bend chapter 13 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 24 via telephone
- March 23 chapter 11 creditor meeting remains on schedule and will proceed as a telephonic meeting
- March 24 Portland chapter 13 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 8 via telephone
- March 25 Pendleton chapter 7 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 7 via telephone
- March 26 Eugene chapter 13 creditor meetings will be rescheduled to April 21 via telephone
- April 6 chapter 11 creditor meeting will be rescheduled to April 16 via telephone
341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases originally scheduled to be held March 30 through April 10 will remain at the scheduled date and time, but will be held via telephone.
Use the following call-in information assigned to the trustee to attend a creditor meeting. Information about debtor identification for telephonic 341 meetings can be found here.
The court is requiring participation by telephone for all hearings. Information about participating in court hearings via telephone is available under the Hearings heading. The telephone lines will be open for all hearings, and participants who appear by phone do not need to submit a written request.
For evidentiary hearings and trials, the court will consider written requests (motions) for accommodations or postponements on a case-by-case basis. At the judge's discretion, the court may hold some evidentiary hearings in person.
NOTE: Due to increased telephone hearings as part of social distancing measures taken across the country, the conference lines have been experiencing an unusually high call volume. The court advises participants of telephone hearings to dial into the conference early and to be persistent if initial attempts to connect are unsuccessful.
Suspension of Requirement for Debtor's Attorney to Obtain Debtor's Ink Signature
The court has entered General Order 20-2 temporarily suspending this requirement.
Required Judge's Copies
The LBR 7056-1 requirement regarding delivering paper copies of the motion for summary judgement and supporting documents to the court is suspended until further notice.