Effective December 1, 2009
On March 26, 2009, the Supreme Court approved changes to Bankruptcy Rule 9006(a), as well as changes to similar appellate, civil, and criminal rules, which address the method in which time is calculated in the federal courts. On May 7, 2009, the Statutory Time Period Technical Amendments Act of 2009 was enacted (Pub. L. No. 111-016). The law adjusts the time periods in 28 statutes, including nine sections of the Bankruptcy Code, which are impacted by the upcoming federal rule changes. Both the statutory and rule changes will take effect on the same day, December 1, 2009. In order to be consistent with the manner in which time is computed under the federal rule changes, proposed amendments to the local bankruptcy rules for the Middle District of Alabama have also been published for public comment. Below you will find links to summary information and tables regarding amendments to the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, as well links to further detailed information on the U.S. Court web site.
Among the time-computation amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will take effect on December 1, 2009, are changes to 12 rules that will result in a reduction by one day (from 15 to 14 days) of the time to take action. The affected rules are Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1019, 1020, 2015, 2015.1, 2016, 3015, 4001, 4002, 6004, 6007, and 8009. Please take note of these changes and particularly of the new 14-day deadline for filing schedules, statements, and other documents under Rule 1007(c); for filing a chapter 13 plan under Rule 3015(b); and for filing appellate briefs under Rule 8009(a).
Summary of Statutory and Amended Bankruptcy Rules (Acrobat Portfolio File) - You must have version 9 of Acrobat or the free Acrobat Reader v9 to view this file correctly. The file is formatted as an Acrobat portfolio, a new feature of Acrobat version 9 which groups and organizes several documents into one PDF file.