U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Version 3.1 Information

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 imposed new statistical reporting requirements on the judiciary that take effect on October 17, 2006. CM/ECF Release 3.1 is designed primarily to collect and transmit additional data about bankruptcy filings and adversary proceedings to the Administrative Office’s Statistics Division. The Act also requires that at least one in every 250 consumer cases be audited.

Attorneys will notice some changes to case opening screens, but these should not be a problem for trained filers. However, attorneys will now be required to enter total amounts from the schedules and statements of current monthly income in case opening. There are also revised forms, including the voluntary petition form with new exhibit D, new statements of current monthly income, a new reaffirmation agreement, and schedules. A link to these forms is on the main page of the court’s website.