Local Rules

Notice of Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules and Local Rules and Forms to Implement SBRA, Effective February 19, 2020

Pursuant to General Order 20-001, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island had adopted, as Interim Local Rules, the interim bankruptcy rules approved by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, and amended Local Rules and Forms to implement the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, effective February 19, 2020.

See attached Notice of Adoption and links to the red-lined and clean versions of these most recent changes. 

Training materials outlining the rule and form changes are now available on the "For Attorney" page under Attorney Resources/Training

Notice Of Adoption of Local Rule and Form Amendements, Effective December 1, 2019

Pursuant to General Order 19-001, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island has Local Rules, Forms, and Appendices, effective December 1, 2019.   See attached Notice of Adoption and links to the red-lined and clean versions of these most recent changes. 

Training materials outlining the rule and form changes are now available on the "For Attorney" page under Attorney Resources/Training

 

 

 

Local Rules

The Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) are a set of procedures and mandatory requirements for bankruptcy cases and proceedings in the District of Rhode Island. LBRs also give parties and their attorneys instructions for getting their requests in front of the judge and list requirements for attorneys, trustees, and other parties who work for a bankruptcy estate. Motions are often denied because parties do not follow LBRs, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the LBRs that are relevant to your case.