U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Rules, Opinions and Orders

Bankruptcy Rules

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act

Local Rules

Written Opinions

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Current Standing, General and Administrative Orders

Order Number Title / Re: File Date
2013-1 General Order Amending Local Rules 04/25/2013
2012-1 Amended General Order - Chapter 13 Model Plan 11/26/2012
  Chapter 13 Model Plan 11/26/2012
2012-1 Administrative Order - Trustee Exemption from Electronic Public Access Fees 02/07/2012
2011-1 Standing Order - National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act 12/20/2011
2011-1 General Order - Chapter 13 No Look Fees 08/31/2011
  Reasons for General Order 2011-1 08/31/2011
2008-2 Standing Order - ex parte motions 12/04/2008
2008-1 General Order - Rescinding Interim Bankruptcy Rules 11/24/2008
2008-1 Standing Order - Extending Bar Dates for Rescheduled Meetings of Creditors 11/24/2008
2008-2 Administrative Order - Creditors that Maintain an Escrow Account for Debtors (Section A ONLY) 05/08/2008
  Amended Order Revoking Standing Order of Court 2006-1 - Filing of Payment Advices 04/15/2008
2008-1 Administrative Order - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. 01/11/2008
2007-1 General Order - Reallotment of Chapter 11 and 13 Cases 04/25/2007
2007-1 Standing Order - Related Cases 04/25/2007
2006-4 Standing Order - Electronic Service 12/13/2006
  Instructions for Preparing the Certificate of Service in Compliance with Standing Order 2006-4 12/13/2006
2006-3 Standing Order - Refunds of Filing Fees 03/09/2006
2006-2 Standing Order - Debtors Asserting an Exception to the Limitation of the Automatic Stay Under 11 U.S.C. § 362(l) and Procedure for Receiving Rent Deposits 02/02/2006

Fifth Circuit Orders Affecting the Bankruptcy Court

Order Number Title / Re: File Date
  5th Circuit Order re: Temporary Assignment of Bankruptcy Judges to the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana 12/02/2013
  5th Circuit Order re: Temporary Assignment of Bankruptcy Judges to the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana 12/07/2012

Archived Standing, General and Administrative Orders

Order Number Title / Re: File Date
  Order Amending Local Rules - See General Order 2013-1 11/16/2009
2012-1 General Order - Chapter 13 Model Plan - See Amended General Order 2012-1 Above 11/07/2012
  Chapter 13 Model Plan - See Revised Chapter 13 Model Plan Above 11/07/2012
2009-1 General Order - Trustee Exemption from Electronic Public Access Fees - Revoked by Administrative Order 2012-1 10/13/2009
2008-3 Standing Order - Adoption of Interim Rule 1007-I - Revoked by Standing Order 2011-1 12/17/2008
2007-2 General Order - Amended - Chapter 13 No-Look Fees - Revoked by General  Order 2011-1 05/23/2007
2007-2 General Order - Chapter 13 No-Look Fees - Revoked by General Order 2011-1 05/03/2008
  Reasons for General Order 2007-2 - Section A - Revoked by General Order 2011-1 05/03/2007
  Reasons for General Order 2007-2 - Section B - Revoked by General Order 2011-1 05/16/2007
2006-1 Standing Order - Filing of Payment Advices Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 521(a)(1)(B)(iv) - Revoked by Amended Order dated 04-15-2008 01/25/2006
2005-1 Standing Order - Extending Bar Dates When Rescheduling Creditors Meetings
Revoked by Standing Order 2008-1
11/07/2005

NOTE: All documents listed above are in PDF format