Proposed change to Local Rule 2002-1 affecting the Cedar Rapids Division:

An amendment to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa Local Rule 2002-1 shortening the time for notice of §341 meeting in the Cedar Rapids division for chapter 7 cases is being considered. The following amendment is proposed:

“(a) Notice of creditors’ meetings in chapters 12 and 13 [strike the underlined portion]

In cases under chapter 12 or 13, or in chapter 7 cases filed in the Cedar Rapids division, the meeting of creditors under 11 U.S.C. § 341 may be set on 14 days’ notice.” [New language in italics].

New Claims Transfer Fee to Take Effect May 1, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, the bankruptcy courts will begin charging a new fee of $25 for
each claim transferred. This fee was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United
States at its September 2012 session.

Dollar Amount Adjustments

Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2013, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar amounts, and two Director's Forms which include dollar amounts. The adjustments will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2013

Standing Order No. 12-03 - Revised Interim Rule 1007-I

Standing Order No. 12-03, signed November 16, 2012, and effective December 1, 2012, amends Exhibit 1 to Standing Order 08-07 to comport with revisions to Interim Rule 1007-I that eliminate the time limit for filing a list of creditors in an involuntary bankruptcy case

System Maintenance and Unavailability - Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Bankruptcy Clerk's Office will perform server maintenance and upgrades this Sunday, October 28, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.  During this maintenance window, the Court's CM/ECF system will be unavailable for filing or research.  The public website will also be off-line for the duration of the maintenance process.  We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary maintenance window may cause.

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