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October 24, 2017

This page includes a variety of material that may be helpful in identifying other documents and cases of use to courts handling a Chapter 9 case. The map depicts visually the status of state authorization to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy and the location of the Chapter 9 filings from FY2008 to FY2015.  Tables 1, 2, and 3 present statistics about the location of the case filings and the number of judges involved in presiding over those cases.

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.

February 22, 2013
Molly T. Johnson

At the request of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Center collected and reviewed local bankruptcy rules regarding signatures of non-registrants of CM/ECF (e.g., debtors) and requirements for retention of documents bearing original handwritten signatures of non-registrants. Staff also reviewed district court rules regarding signatures and retention, reviewed an OMB document on the use of electronic signatures in federal transactions, and solicited the views of interested parties regarding potential rules changes in these areas.

 
March 1, 2010
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March 1, 2010
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January 1, 2010
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January 1, 2008
Federal Judicial Center, Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

This guide is intended to help transferee clerks of court successfully manage multidistrict litigation (MDL). It contains recommendations from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and suggestions for implementing the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to improve MDL case management.

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January 1, 2005
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May 7, 2003
David E. Rauma

Prepared for the Court Administration and Case Management Committee of the Judicial Conference, this study shows there may be more advantages to remote public access to electronic criminal case documents than disadvantages or potential harm and that the majority of federal judges in the study favor access.

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