TRANSITION TO SHORTENED DEADLINES UNDER
CERTAIN OF THE AMENDED TIME-COMPUTATION RULES

Posted 11/19/09

Important Notice Regarding Time Period Changes Effective December 1, 2009, Including 14-Day Deadlines for Filing Schedules, Statements, Chapter 13 Plans, and Bankruptcy Appellate Briefs

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).

Information on the deadline changes as they relate to our Courts' Local Rules can be viewed on our website at www.iand.uscourts.gov (Clerk of Court - Local and Federal Rules) or by clicking here.