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.
On November 19, 2008, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States approved Interim Rule 1007-I, which was specifically designed to implement the substantive and procedural changes mandated by the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-438 (the Act).
Through Standing Order No. 08-06, the bankruptcy judges for the Northern District of Iowa have applied the Disclosure/Corporate Ownership Statement requirements as defined in Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1 to each document filed into a bankruptcy case and/or adversary proceeding in the Northern District, that marks the initial appearance of a non-governmental corporation. Excepted from this requirement are Proofs of Claims and Reaffirmation Agreements. Standing Order no. 08-06 is effective immediately. To read the Standing Order in its entirety see the attachment.
On December 1, 2007, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure that implement the E-Government Act of 2002 became effective. These amendments were further revised by the Judicial Conference at its March 2008 session. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa has now fully implemented the revised Judicial Conference policy governing public access to transcripts of court proceedings. See the Letter from the Clerk for complete details on this new policy/procedure.
On December 1, 2008, a number of form/procedural changes will become effective, and on December 19, 2008 the requirements of the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008 will become effective. See the letter from the clerk for complete details on these form and procedural changes.
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