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Local Rules Amendments
The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida are considering proposed amendments to the Local Rules. The proposals are posted for public comment commencing on March 5, 2014. The public comment period ends on April 18, 2014. When promulgated by the judges, the amended and new Local Rules will become effective on July 1, 2014.

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Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee
The Court's Local Rules contain Advisory Committee Notes that are useful in interpreting and applying the rules. Effective on April 15, 1997, the Court amended the Local Rules to conform to a national uniform numbering system based upon the numbering system employed in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Other rules have been amended since that date.

The Local Rules (with Advisory Committee Notes) are listed below. To view and print, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

ALL ALL LOCAL RULES (ONE DOCUMENT)

1001-1 SCOPE OF RULES; SHORT TITLE

1001-2 CASE MANAGEMENT AND ELECTRONIC CASE FILING SYSTEM - CM/ECF

1001-3 PRIVACY POLICY REGARDING PUBLIC ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC CASE FILES

1002-1 FILING OF THE PETITION

1007-1 LISTS, SCHEDULES, STATEMENTS, AND OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

1007-2 MAILING -- LIST OR MATRIX

1009-1 AMENDMENTS TO LISTS & SCHEDULES

1015-1 JOINT ADMINISTRATION OF CASES

1019-1 CONVERSION -- PROCEDURE FOLLOWING CHAPTER 11 CONFIRMATION

1020-1 CHAPTER 11 SMALL BUSINESS CASES -- GENERAL (ABROGATED)

1071-1 DIVISIONS -- BANKRUPTCY COURT

1073-1 ASSIGNMENT OF CASES

1074-1 CORPORATIONS AND OTHER NON-NATURAL PERSONS

2002-1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

2002-4 NEGATIVE NOTICE PROCEDURE

2007-1.1 TRUSTEES & EXAMINERS (Ch. 11) (ABROGATED)

2015-1 TRUSTEE EXPENDITURES

2015-3 CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES -- NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF RECORDS

2016-1 COMPENSATION OF PROFESSIONALS

2081-1 CHAPTER 11 - GENERAL

2090-1 ATTORNEYS -- ADMISSION TO PRACTICE

2090-2 ATTORNEYS -- DISCIPLINE

2091-1 ATTORNEYS -- WITHDRAWALS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

2092-1 APPEARANCES BY LAW STUDENTS (NEW)

3002-1 TIME FOR FILING PROOFS OF CLAIM IN REINSTATED CASES

3007-1 CLAIMS -- OBJECTIONS

3012-1 VALUATION OF SECURITY -- SERVICE

3017-2 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT -- SMALL BUSINESS CASES (ABROGATED)

3018-1 BALLOTS -- VOTING ON PLANS

3020-1 CHAPTER 11 -- CONFIRMATION

3021-1 DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS (NEW)

3022-1 FINAL REPORT/DECREE (Ch. 11) (AMENDED)

3071-1 APPLICATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

4003-2 LIEN AVOIDANCE

5001-1 UNAVAILABILITY OF ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM ("CM/ECF") (ABROGATED)

5001-2 CLERK'S OFFICE LOCATION, HOURS AND PROCEDURES FOR AFTER-HOURS FILING IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

5003-1 ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS - ENTRY OF

5003-2 COURT ORDERS - ENTRY OF

5003-3 COURT PAPERS -- REMOVAL OF

5005-1 FILING BY ELECTRONIC MEANS

5005-2 FILING OF PETITION AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

5005-3 FILING PAPERS -- SIZE OF PAPERS

5005-4 SEALED DOCUMENTS

5011-1 WITHDRAWAL OF REFERENCE

5011-2 ABSTENTION

5071-1 CONTINUANCE

5072-1 COURTROOM DECORUM

5073-1 PHOTOGRAPHS; BROADCASTING OR TELEVISING; USE OF COMPUTERS & COMMUNICATION DEVICES
(View U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Local Rule 4.11 regarding this matter)

6004-1 SALE OF ESTATE PROPERTY

7005-1 PROOF OF SERVICE

7005-2 FILING OF DISCOVERY MATERIAL (ABROGATED)

7005-3 SERVICE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS UNDER RULE 5(b)(2)(E)

7026-1 DISCOVERY -- GENERAL

7030-1 DEPOSITIONS UPON ORAL EXAMINATION

7033-1 INTERROGATORIES TO PARTIES

7037-1 FAILURE TO MAKE DISCOVERY: MOTIONS TO COMPEL DISCOVERY

7054-1 COSTS -- TAXATION/PAYMENT; ATTORNEY'S FEES

7055-2 JUDGMENTS BY DEFAULT

7067-1 REGISTRY FUND

8001-1 NOTICE OF APPEAL

8006-1 DESIGNATION OF RECORD -- APPEAL (ABROGATED)

8007-1 COMPLETION OF RECORD - APPEAL (NEW)

9001-1 DEFINITIONS

9004-2 CAPTION -- PAPERS, GENERAL

9004-3 PAPERS -- AMENDMENTS

9011-1 ATTORNEYS -- DUTIES

9011-2 PRO SE PARTIES; REPRESENTED PARTIES

9011-3 SANCTIONS

9011-4 SIGNATURES

9014-1 SERVICE AND PROOF OF SERVICE -- CONTESTED MATTERS

9014-2 GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING DISCOVERY -- CONTESTED MATTERS

9015-1 JURY TRIAL

9019-1 SETTLEMENTS & AGREED ORDERS

9019-2 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR); MEDIATION

9027-1 REMOVAL/REMAND

9033-1 REVIEW OF PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT & CONCLUSIONS OF LAW IN NON-CORE PROCEEDINGS

9036-1 NOTICE BY ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION; SERVICE BY FACSIMILE

9070-1 EXHIBITS

9070-2 ATTACHMENTS - ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF

9071-1 STIPULATIONS

9072-1 ORDERS -- PROPOSED