Courtroom Security - Standing Order 09-04

The dissemination of any recorded courtroom transmissions by any means, for any purpose, by or to any person, without a court order authorizing such dissemination is prohibited.  Any unauthorized dissemination shall subject the person or persons responsible to appropriate sanctions.

Northern District of Iowa's Improved Web Presence

Effective Monday, April 6, 2009, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa will launch its new public website. Taking the Iowa Northern web presence beyond an improved "look and feel," we have also incorporated elements of intuitive menu composition/presentation and real-time information feeds, all in an attempt to provide increased service to the bankruptcy community.

Change to Improper Venue Procedures

Effective immediately for those cases filed in the Sioux City, Fort Dodge and Mason City divisions, the court, on its own motion, will examine the venue of cases filed in the Northern District of Iowa if the District appears to be an improper venue. If, after notice and hearing, the venue is found to be improper, the court may dismiss the case or transfer it to a proper venue. See the Letter from the Clerk for full details.

Redaction Requirements

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037 clearly establishes the privacy protection requirements for filings made with the court. Subparagraph (a) defines the redaction requirements for personal identifying information captured in such filings. See the Letter from the Clerk for a reminder of the types of information/identifiers that must be redacted by counsel, parties, and others who make filings with the court.

CM/ECF Conversion Reminder - Court Goes Live on Release 3.3.1 on January 31, 2009

The Northern District of Iowa’s CM/ECF system will be unavailable between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, January 31, 2009, as we complete our conversion effort to Version 3.3.1. Please be sure that your respective Bankruptcy Preparation Software providers have provided you with the necessary updates, prior to February 1st, for continued successful electronic filing within the Northern District. A “Frequent Filer” newsletter to highlight the new features captured in Version 3.3.1.


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