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General Orders

  • General Order No. 44-2021       |   01/14/2021

    The order sets forth the procedures for the filing, service, and management of highly sensitive documents (HSDs).

  • Amended and Restated General Order No. 42-2020       |   01/06/2021

    Amended and Restated Order with Regard to Fees, Expenses and Costs of Attorneys for Debtors in Chapter 13 Cases effective December 1, 2020. In cases to which this Order applies, this Order supersedes General Order No. 18-2015 and General Order 22-2017.

  • Amended and Restated General Order No. 30-2020       |   12/10/2020

    This Order  provides for the application of Interim Bankruptcy Rules in cases filed under Subchapter V of Title 11 of the United States Code and for the modification of Official Forms 309E2 and 309F2 to add a new paragraph 10 which sets a deadline for a secured party to make an election under 11 U.S.C. §1111(b).

  • General Order No. 43-2020       |   11/18/2020

    Payment of Filing Fee in Installments to Commence Bankruptcy Case. This Order is effective as to all notices and orders described herein issued in cases on or after December 1, 2020, and as to those cases, replaces General Order No. 23-2018.

  • General Order No. 41-2020       |   11/18/2020

    Order Requiring Local Form for Chapter 13 Plans and Establishing Related Procedures effective December 1, 2020. In cases to which this Order applies, this Order supersedes General Order No. 19-2015, General Order No. 17-2015, and General Order No. 21-2017.

  • Amended and Restated General Order No. 24-2018       |   11/18/2020

    Voluntary Notice Procedures in Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13. This Order establishes procedures for counsel to notice hearings and provide an opportunity to object.

  • General Order No. 40-2020       |   07/28/2020

    Procedures for Submitting Pleadings by Debtors Not Represented by an Attorney (“Pro Se Debtors”). This Order supersedes General Order 34-2020, is effective August 5, 2020 and applies only to Pro Se Debtors.

  • General Order No. 39-2020       |   07/21/2020

    The Court designates James R. Sacca to serve a three-year term on the Panel in Complex Chapter 11 Cases in the Atlanta Division beginning February 1, 2021.

  • General Order No. 38-2020       |   07/01/2020

    Signature Requirements Under BLR 5005-7 (b)(3), (c) and (g) - This order supersedes General Orders 33-2020 and 35-2020, and clarifies the signature requirement under BLR 5005-7(b)(c), (c) and (g) and the prior general orders modifying them.

  • General Order No. 37-2020       |   07/01/2020

    Signature Requirements for Amended Chapter 13 Plans and Post Confirmation Plan Modifications - This order provides that the signature of a debtor represented by an attorney is not required on any amendment to a Chapter 13 plan or post confirmation modification, provided that debtor’s counsel has signed the document.

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