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Local Rules

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.
 

General Order No. 20-3 re: Interim Bankruptcy Filing Procedures for Parties Not Represented by an Attorney effective 3/27/20
 

General Order No. 20-2 re: Suspension of Attorney Requirement to Obtain Debtor's Original Signature effective 3/19/20
 

Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) effective 12/1/19
 

Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) effective 12/1/19 (Redline version)
 

Summary of LBR Changes effective 12/1/19
 

Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) effective 12/1/18

 

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019
 

General Order No. 20-1 re: Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules effective 2/19/20
 

Interim Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure effective 2/19/20 (Redline version)

 

Other Rules

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.
 

United States Bankruptcy Code (U.S.C. Title 11)
 

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP)
 

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)
 

Local Rules for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (LR)
 

Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) Rules