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.
Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) effective 12/1/22
Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) effective 12/1/22 (Redline version)
Summary of LBR Changes effective 12/1/22
Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) effective 12/1/21
General Order No. 22-2 re: Adoption of Amendments of Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms effective 12/1/22
Rules and General Orders from Previous Years
Click here for a list of Local Bankruptcy Rules and General Orders promulgated by the court in previous years.
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