New Administrative Orders Effective January 1, 2012
Effective January 1, 2012, the court will implement several administrative orders that make significant changes to Local Rules that pertain to the delegation of noticing duties. These changes can be found in Administrative Orders 2012-01, 2012-02, 2012-03, 2012-04 and 2012-05.
Most of the noticing duties that were done by the Court will now be delegated to other parties. A summary of the changes is listed below. Please review each of the Administrative Orders to ensure you comply with the requirements.
Administrative Order 2012-01
This amends Local Rule 3015. Section (e) is new. Upon filing a plan or amended plan, the debtor must serve a copy of it, or a summary of the plan, on the applicable parties.
Administrative Order 2012-02
This amends Administrative Order 2011-03 regarding chapter 11 individual discharges. Upon filing the local Certificate of Compliance form, the attorney for the debtor (or the clerk, if the debtor is pro se) must serve a copy of it on all creditors.
Administrative Order 2012-03
This amends Local Rule 2002. New section (f) delegates noticing of the chapter 7 Summary of Final Report and Account of Trustee Over $1500 to the case trustee.
Administrative Order 2012-04
This amends Local Rule 5009 in order to delegate certain noticing duties. The trustee must now notice the Chapter 13 Final Account and Report. When a debtor files the local Certificate of Compliance form, the attorney for the debtor (or the clerk, if the debtor is pro se) must serve a copy of it on all creditors.
Administrative Order 2012-05
This amends Local Rule 9022. The clerk will serve notice of the entry of the judgment or order on local counsel for the movant, who then must serve a copy of it on the applicable parties. For pro se movants or for sua sponte orders, the clerk’s office will serve a copy of the judgment or order on the affected parties.