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October 23, 2017

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.

January 1, 2009

For convenience the Guide's exhibits are assembled here as a single downloadable file. To access the exhibits individually, or to download or order a hard copy of the Guide itself, follow the source link below.

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January 1, 2002
Elizabeth C. Wiggins, Judith A. McKenna

Under the current bankruptcy appellate system, appeals from dispositive orders of bankruptcy judges are taken to the district court or to the bankruptcy appellate panel, if one has been established and the district has chosen to participate, with further appeal as of right to the court of appeals.

January 1, 2000
Elizabeth C. Wiggins, Judith A. McKenna

Under the current bankruptcy appellate system, appeals from dispositive orders of bankruptcy judges are taken to the district court or to the bankruptcy appellate panel, if one has been established and the district has chosen to participate, with further appeal as of right to the court of appeals.

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January 1, 1989
Gordon Bermant, Judy B. Sloan

A description of the Ninth Circuit's early use of panels composed of three bankruptcy judges to hear and decide initial appeals from decisions of the bankruptcy courts. Reprinted from 21 Arizona State University Law Journal 181 (1989).

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