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.
To avoid duplicate filings, please use only one of the methods above for filing a case or document.
- Make installment payments online. Installment payments may be requested when filing a new petition by filing Local Bankruptcy Form 110, Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments.
- Mail a check or money order to the Portland office. Even if the court has entered an order allowing you to pay the fee in installments, you may pay the full filing fee by mail.
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 filed during the period of the President's "Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak" issued March 13, 2020, and ending on the date that is 60 days after such declaration terminates, will be held via telephone or video.
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.
- Trustee email addresses may 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.