BLR 5005-1. Format Requirements.

The following provisions govern pleadings and other papers including motions, notices, proposed orders, and attachments thereto, filed in the Bankruptcy Court:

(a) Paper. All pleadings and other papers presented for filing other than electronically shall be on white opaque paper of good quality, 8½ inches wide by 11 inches long in size. Text or other material shall be on one side of the paper only. All pleadings and other papers filed electronically shall be prepared so that they may be printed on paper that is 8½ inches wide by 11 inches long in size.

(b) Typing. All pleadings and other papers shall be typed, printed, or legibly hand printed and shall not be materially defaced by erasures and interlineation. Pleadings and other papers filed in adversary proceedings and in contested matters shall have at least one and one-half spaces between lines.

(c) Margins. The first page of all pleadings and other papers shall leave a space two inches by two inches in the upper right corner of the first page for the filing stamp. Consecutive pages shall be prepared with a top margin of not less than one and one-half inches. All pleadings and other papers shall have a left margin of not less than one inch.

(d) Numbering. All pages shall be numbered consecutively at the bottom center of the page. Attachments shall be numbered consecutively within the attachment.

(e) Counsel Identification. The following shall appear on every pleading and other paper that an attorney files: Name, complete address (including post office box or drawer number and street address), telephone number, e-mail address, Georgia Bar number of counsel who is a member of the Georgia Bar, and, if counsel is not a member of the Georgia Bar, the state and bar number, if any, of the bar in which counsel is a member and regularly practices.

(f) Style. The caption of all pleadings and other papers shall contain the Chapter number (7, 9, 11, 12, or 13) under which the case is pending, the debtor's name, case number, and the initials of the Bankruptcy Judge to whom the case has been assigned.

(g) Cover Sheets.

(1) Petitions for Relief. Upon the filing of a petition for relief under Title 11, United States Code, the petitioner or the attorney for the petitioner shall submit a fully completed Cover Sheet (available from the Bankruptcy Clerk).

(2) Adversary Proceedings. Upon the filing of a complaint initiating an adversary proceeding, the plaintiff or the plaintiff's attorney shall prepare and submit to the Bankruptcy Clerk a fully completed Cover Adversary Proceeding Sheet (available from the Bankruptcy Clerk).

(h) Flat Filing; No Staples. All papers presented to the Bankruptcy Clerk or a Bankruptcy Judge for filing shall be flat and unfolded, shall not be stapled, and shall be bound at the top with a paper clip.

(i) Titles on Papers. All pleadings, motions, and other papers presented to the Bankruptcy Clerk or a Bankruptcy Judge for filing must bear clear designations of their content. Designations of pleadings shall conform with the nomenclature set forth in Rule 7 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. When a document contains multiple contents (e.g., an answer to a complaint and a counterclaim or crossclaim or a motion and a supporting brief or memorandum), all matters contained in the document must be included in the caption on the first page of the document, except that, if the document contains a Certificate of Service with regard to the document, the Certificate of Service shall not be included in the caption.

(j) List of Creditors in Main Case. In addition to the schedules (or list of creditors if schedules are not filed with the petition), the debtor in a case under any chapter shall file a list of all creditors in mailing matrix format, as described in the guidelines available from the Bankruptcy Clerk, except that, if the debtor files the petition initiating a case through the Electronic Case Filing Program, the list of all creditors shall be filed in the format prescribed by the Electronic Case Filing Procedures.