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Local Rules and Practice

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
       Links to the current versions of the Local Bankruptcy Rules (“LBRs”) and the ECF Procedures (“EPs”) are provided below. The LBR amendments effective on January 1, 2013 are also separately highlighted in two redlined extracts. 

       The LBRs and EPs are reviewed and considered for amendment on an ongoing basis by the LBR Standing Committee, taking into consideration changes in the statutory and decisional law, amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and suggestions received from the bar and other interested parties. Comments and suggestions may be submitted electronically to the LBR Standing Committee by clicking
Local Rules
Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Procedures, effective January 1, 2013
Index to Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Procedures (Updated January 2013)
Redline Extract of 2013 Amendments to Local Rules, Forms, and Procedures
ECF Administrative Procedures
Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing, Effective July 1, 2010
General Orders
General Orders of the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Ohio
Judge's Policies and Procedures
Hon. Charles M. Caldwell, Chief Judge
Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins
Hon. John E. Hoffman, Jr.
Hon. Lawrence S. Walter
Hon. C. Kathryn Preston
Hon. Guy R. Humphrey
Hon. Beth A. Buchanan
Hon. Burton Perlman