Rule 2002(a) Notices

Notice of Rule 2002(a) Motions and Applications

General Order 56-2 provides, in brief and with certain exceptions, that the service of notices required by Rule 2002(a) may be limited to claimants and other specified entities in a chapter 7, chapter 12, or chapter 13 case once the relevant time periods outlined in the general order expire, automatically and without further order of the Court.

Notice of Electronic Filing and Associated Case Flags

A notice of electronic filing (NEF) will be issued in each applicable case when limited notice is in effect, indicating which creditors and other parties in interest still require service under the general order.

One of two case flags will appear at the top of the docket sheet when limited notice is in effect. A 2002H/GOV flag will be set when governmental units holding claims (whether or not a proof of claim has been filed) must still be served with Rule 2002(a) notices. Otherwise, a 2002H flag will be set.

(Click here to see an example of the top of a docket sheet with the 2002H/GOV flag set.)

Rule 2002(a) Mailing List

For convenience, a custom mailing list can be accessed in the CM/ECF Case Query. In cases where limited notice outlined in General Order 56-2 is not in effect, the mailing list will output case participants and all creditors. In cases where limited notice applies, the same mailing list will output case participants and, rather than all creditors, only claimants in the case. Be advised that additional parties may need to be served (e.g., any creditors still permitted to file claims because an extension was granted under Rule 3002(c)(1) or (c)(2), governmental units), and it remains the responsibility of counsel to ensure proper service of all notices.

To access this list, take the following actions in CM/ECF:

  1. Access Query from the CM/ECF menu.
  2. Enter the Case Number where indicated in the Search Clues.
  3. Click Run Query.
  4. Click Rule 2002(a) Mailing List.

(Click here to see where you can find this link on the Query screen)