Bankruptcy Local Rule 9004-1 [v. 2]
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(a)  Separate documents.

All orders must be submitted on a document separate from any attendant motion or stipulation.

(b)  Requisite information.

All orders submitted must identify with specificity the application, motion, or other pleading to which it corresponds, and the court hearing, if any, from which it resulted.  The order must also specifically identify the property or interest with which it deals.

(c)  Format

All orders shall contain the proper case caption.  There shall be no attorney information (name, firm, address, etc.) above the caption.  After the text of the order, the end of the text shall be indicated with the phrase // end of text //.  Below the end of text designation, the submitting attorney shall indicate the name of the attorney(s) submitting the order and who they represent (e.g. order submitted by John Smith, Attorney for Debtor Jane Doe), and any endorsements of the order by other parties.  If the order is in regard to a Chapter 12 or a Chapter 13 case, other than in regard to an uncontested or stipulated stay relief motion, the order shall contain endorsements of the acting trustee.

(d)  Submission of proposed orders.

Proposed orders are to be submitted by e-mail in a format compatible with Word, unless expressly directed by the court to be submitted in a different format.  A certificate of service is not required when submitting a proposed order.

(1)  When e-mailing the proposed order in the correct format to the court, all proposed orders must list in the e-mail subject line, the following items: (1)  the case number; (2) judge’s initials;  (3) the docket number of the motion filed electronically, which is the subject of the proposed order; and (4) a description. (Example: 05-1234_JMM_10_Order_Dismissing.docx)

(2)  Proposed orders shall be sent to the appropriate e-mail address shown in the ECF Procedures.


Related Authority: 
Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9004(b), 9013

Advisory Committee Notes:

Orders must identify the related application, motion or other pleading.  This should be done by reference to the title, date and/or docket number of such pleading.

Attorneys should refer to the current ECF Procedures available on the court’s website for further information about the submission of proposed orders.