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Three clerks of court share their courts’ experiences with Chapter 9 cases. In a practical and less formal manner, these commentaries supplement material presented in the Navigating Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Discussants are Susan Thurston (Bankr. D.R.I.), Dana McWay (Bankr. E.D. Mo.), and Katherine Gullo (Bankr. E.D. Mich.).
Related videos are available in the Chapter 9 Online Repository.
This page includes links to several videos about the Chapter 9 process and the purpose of the manual, Navigating Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Additional videos will be added over time, including one about municipal financing and bonds.
- Chapter 9 Versus Chapter 11, Marc A. Levinson
- Judge Eduardo Robreno on the Purpose of the Chapter 9 Manual
- Judge Michelle Harner on the Purpose of the Chapter 9 Manual
- A Bankruptcy Clerk's Guide to Chapter 9
- Municipal Finance and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy: A Conversation with Lawrence Larose
- Municipal Pensions and OPEB in Chapter 9
Videos is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.
Under § 921(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, the chief judge of the court of appeals designates the bankruptcy judge to administer the case. This page provides resources regarding the designation of the bankruptcy judge in a Chapter 9 case, including general guidance for the bankruptcy clerk of court in requesting the designation of a bankruptcy judge from the court of appeals, CM/ECF event codes needed for the designation, a sample request and order for designation, and requests and designation orders used in a selection of cases.
Designation of Bankruptcy Judge is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.
A report to the Cost-Containment Subcommittee of the Court Administration and Case Management Committee on six districts with a currently consolidated district court and bankruptcy court clerk's office and three districts that at one time consolidated their district court and bankruptcy court clerks' offices but subsequently deconsolidated the offices. Based on surveys and interviews, the report presents profiles of each study district and identifies factors common to districts in which consolidation was, and was not, sustained.
The reports below detail the results of two surveys, conducted in 2010–2011, of bankruptcy attorneys and bankruptcy clerks of court about court practices regarding applications for payment of administrative expenses. Appendix A provides examples of existing court procedures for requests of such payments.