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ECF Release Notes

Release Date: 
December 20, 2008

ECF Release Notes
Attorney Guide to New Features in CM/ECF Version 3.2 & 3.3.1
Transcript Restrictions & Redaction Guidelines for v3.2

Customer service information for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC. may be obtained at

General Order M-364 Re: Adoption of Loss Mitigation Program Procedures; to facilitate consensual resolutions for individual debtors whose residential real property is at risk of loss to foreclosure, effective January 5, 2009. Commencement Instructions Fillable forms:Order White Plains Order Poughkeepsie Order Debtor Request Creditor Request Debtor's Notice of Loss Mitigation (MS Word)

General Order M-363 adopting Interim Rule 1007-I to provide a temporary exclusion from the application of the means test for certain members of the National Guard and Reserves in chapter 7 cases.

General Order M-362 adopting the Model Chapter 13 Plan and Model Chapter 13 Confirmation Order, for all cases filed under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, effective January 5, 2009.

General Order M-361 vacating general order m-308, regarding new and amended Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective December 1, 2008.

Restructuring information for Lehman Brothers can be found at

Amended Procedural Guidelines for Filing Requests for Bar Orders (General Order M-350)

Order Establishing Procedures For Monthly Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses of Professionals (Amended)
Order Regarding Attorney Bar Identification Numbers

Updated Means Testing and Poverty Guidelines data is now available.

Need to file bankruptcy, but you do not have an attorney? The Federal Judiciary has a guide to Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney.

New Filing Requirements: On October 17, 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) went into effect. The BAPCPA resources page contains important information for filers (including links to information on the credit counseling and debtor education requirements, the poverty guidelines for in forma pauperis, means testing in chapter 7 cases, etc.); the resources page also includes links to those General Orders pertaining to the amended law.

Interested in providing Pro Bono Counsel? Our Pro Bono Counsel page has information and registration forms.