BLR 9001-1 Definitions.

(a) The words "Bankruptcy Clerk" refer to the Bankruptcy Court Clerk and deputy bankruptcy clerks.

(b) The words “Bankruptcy Code” refer to Title 11 of the United States Code, as amended from time to time.

(c) The words "Bankruptcy Court" refer to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia and not to any particular judge of the Bankruptcy Court.

(d) The words "Bankruptcy Judge" refer to any United States Bankruptcy Judge exercising jurisdiction with respect to cases or proceedings filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court.

(e) The words “Bankruptcy Rules” refer to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, as amended from time to time.

(f) The words "District Clerk" refer to the District Court Clerk and deputy clerks.

(g) The words "District Court" refer to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and not to any particular judge or magistrate judge of the District Court.

(h) The words "District Judge" refer to any United States District Judge exercising jurisdiction with respect to cases or proceedings in the District Court or the Bankruptcy Court.

(i) The words “Electronic Case Filing Procedures” refer to the administrative procedures from time to time established by the Bankruptcy Court with regard to the electronic case filing and docketing system used by the Bankruptcy Court as provided in BLR 5005-5(b).

(j) The words “Electronic Case Filing Program” refer to the program of the Bankruptcy Court that, in accordance with the provisions of the Electronic Case Filing Procedures, permits Registered Users to file certain papers in the Bankruptcy Court electronically through internet access and to pay required filing fees in connection therewith.

(k) The words “image format” refer to the format of a document that has been scanned to create a graphics file so that, when the document is electronically filed, a user electronically retrieving the document is able to view an image of the document.

(l) The words “Registered User” refer to a person who is registered to participate in the Bankruptcy Court’s Electronic Case Filing program and has been issued a password.

(m) The words “text format” refer to the format of a document initially created using word processing software.

(n) The words “Verified Paper” refer to a pleading or other document that a person signs and thereby verifies, certifies, declares, affirms or swears under oath or penalty of perjury concerning the truth of matters set forth in that pleading or document, except that “Verified Paper” does not include a Certificate of Service signed by an attorney admitted to practice in the Bankruptcy Court or a proof of claim. Verified Papers include, without limitation, petitions for relief under the Bankruptcy Code; lists of creditors, schedules of assets, schedules of liabilities, schedules of current income and expenditures, schedules of executory contracts and unexpired leases, statements of financial affairs, and statements of intention required to be filed under Bankruptcy Rule 1007(b); affidavits; verified applications, motions, complaints, answers, counterclaims, cross claims and replies; and any amendments to any of the foregoing.

(o) Whenever used in these Rules and the context so requires, the masculine gender shall be construed to include the feminine gender.