Important Information Regarding Court Operations During COVID-19 Outbreak

Active Pandemic-Related Administrative Orders

Amended Reopening Protocols for In-Person Hearings as of June 10, 2021

Administrative Order #129: Temporary Amendments to Local Rule 5005-4 Allowing for the Use of Digital Signature on Papers Filed by Attorneys (as Amended on March 23, April 2, April 23, May 11, and May 26, 2020)
    NOTE: Administrative Order #129 has been extended by Administrative Order #138 until further notice of the Court

Administrative Order #130: Regarding Admission of Direct Evidence Through Declarations

Administrative Order #135 On the Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 Related to the CARES Act Effective April 20, 2020

Administrative Order #137: Mass Calendars for Chapter 13 Motions to Dismiss, Chapter 13 Plan Confirmations, and Motions for Relief from Stay

Administrative Order #138: Reopening Protocols for In-Person Court Hearings

Administrative Order #139: Requiring Telephonic Hearings In Columbus and Macon

Administrative Order #141: Entry Protocols in Middle District Bankruptcy Court Facilities (as Amended August 3, 2021)

 

Inactive Pandemic-Related Administrative Orders

Administrative Order #124: Reset of Section 341 Meetings of Creditors Scheduled Between March 17 - April 10, 2020

Administrative Order #125 Extending Certain Deadlines During 2020 Pandemic

Administrative Order #126: Mandatory Telephonic Hearings During 2020 Pandemic(as Amended on April 2, April 23, May 11, May 26, and July 1, 2020)

Administrative Order #127: Cancelling In-Person Physical Appearances for Athens Hearings March 24 – 26 During 2020 Pandemic

Administrative Order #128: Cancelling In-Person Physical Appearances for Valdosta Hearings March 24 – 26 During 2020 Pandemic

Administrative Order #132: Shortening Rule 2002(a)(1) Twenty One Day Notice Requirement for First Meetings of Creditors During 2020 Pandemic

Administrative Order #134: Canceling In-Person Physical Appearances for Albany Hearings April 14-15, 2020

Administrative Order #136: Canceling In-Person Appearances for Albany Hearings July 14-15, 2020