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Bankruptcy Court (SDNY) to Discontinue Transmitting Proof of Claim Forms Through Bankruptcy Noticing Center: Pursuant to the direction of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (the "Administrative Office"), our Court will discontinue transmitting the Official Form B10, Proof of Claim, through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center ("BNC") as of October 1, 2011. Prior to that date, the Proof of Claim form was included as an attachment to certain notices such as the section 341(a) notice (i.e., the Notice of Case Commencement).
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
The public comment period ends on February 15, 2012. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the Judiciary.s Federal Rulemaking website at
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved certain changes to the attorney admission fees, effective July 1, 2011: For admission of attorney to practice, including Certificate of Admission $200.00. For admission of an attorney pro hac vice $200.00.
Due to configuration changes at the Administrative Office, e-mail notifications may not make it to their proper destinations. If you are not receiving email notifications please contact your Internet Service Provider and have them add the new uscourts.gov IP addresses to their e-mail white lists. (The AO Postmaster has already notified the larger ISPs, such as Hotmail and Yahoo.)
The following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure ("FRBP") have been amended as of December 1, 2010: FRBP 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001, 4004, 5009, 7001 and 9001. Also becoming effective on that date is a new rule: FRBP 5012.The following national forms have been amended as of December 1, 2010:
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is now using Twitter as an addition to our website for broadcasting important information to the Bar and the public. Everyone is encouraged to "follow" our USBC-SDNY tweets by visiting www.twitter.com/usbcsdny on the internet or by signing up on Twitter to have them sent to your cell phone.
Effective July 12, 2010, the Bankruptcy Noticing Center will not mail notices to a creditor if address is invalid. Click here for more information.
General Order M-400 Re: Personal Electronic Devices; Members of the Media, possessing press credentials, may bring their personal electronic devices in the courthouse subject to the restrictions and obligations set forth in General Order m-396.
Official Forms 22A, 22B and 22C Are Revised (Effective 1/01/08)Effective January 1, 2008, Official Bankruptcy Forms 22A, 22B and 22C have been revised. The revised forms conform to new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) standards.