Local Rules and Orders

Links to the current and archived versions of the Local Bankruptcy Rules and the ECF Administrative Procedures are provided below.

The Local Bankruptcy Rules and the ECF Administrative Procedures are reviewed and considered for amendment on an ongoing basis by the Local Bankruptcy Rules Standing Committee, taking into consideration changes in the statutory and decisional law, amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and suggestions submitted electronically to the Standing Committee.

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Local Rules

Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Procedures, effective November 1, 2016
Index to Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Procedures, updated November 1, 2016
Redline of November 1, 2016 Amendments

Archived Local Rules

ECF Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing, Effective December 1, 2016

General Orders

General Orders of the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Ohio

Judge's Policies and Procedures

Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins, Chief Judge
Hon. Charles M. Caldwell
Hon. John E. Hoffman, Jr.
Hon. Lawrence S. Walter
Hon. C. Kathryn Preston
Hon. Guy R. Humphrey
Hon. Beth A. Buchanan