On October 31, 2018, the Court entered three general orders which will be discussed at the Clerk's Meeting with the Bar on November 9, 2018 @ 10:30AM in the Strom Auditorium, Richard Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse. Information will be available shortly about how to join the meeting by Webex if you cannot attend in person.
A. General Order No. 23-2018 - Payment of Filing Fee in Installments to Commence a Bankruptcy Case. This order is effective as to all notices and orders, as further described in the order, issued in cases on or after December 1, 2018 and, as to those cases, replaces General Order No. 16-2013.
B. General Order No. 24-2018 - Voluntary Notice Procedures in Chapters 7. 11, 12 and 13. This order establishes procedures for counsel to utilize with respect to noticing of hearings and providing an opportunity to object. These procedures are not available for pro se litigants. Use of Exhibit A referenced in paragraph B of the order is mandatory. This General Order supplements, rather than replaces, the procedures for notice of hearings and opportunity to object found in the Bankruptcy Rules and the Local Rules.
C. General Order No. 25-2018 - Electronic Service of Pleadings. This order is issued pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5005 and 9036, and BLR 5005-8 and further explains the Court's CM/ECF administrative procedures as they apply to service of pleadings. This order applies to all pleadings and documents filed in any case in this Court, including adversary proceedings on or after December 1, 2018.
Questions about these orders may be submitted to BenchAndBar@ganb.uscourts.gov before the November 9 meeting.
M. Regina Thomas
Clerk of Court