Programs & General Information

General information regarding this Court, its programs and services, can be found here.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: This Court has no formal Alternative Dispute Resolution Process.
  • A record of compensation awarded to Trustees, Examiners, and Professionals is available from PACER * in a report named "Professional Fees Awarded."
  • Information for Attorneys Wishing to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Local Bankruptcy Rule 9010-1):  On December 11, 2003, the court abrogated Local Bankruptcy Rule 9010-1. This rule governed the procedure to be followed for attorneys wishing to appear in the Bankruptcy Court Pro Hac Vice. The reason for the rule abrogation was based upon a conflict with the local rules for the United States District Court. Attorneys are advised to refer to the United States District Court Local Rule 83.1.2 * regarding a request to practice in a particular case. The rules regarding bar admission and authority to practice in the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia are governed by the admission rules for the United States District Court *. Any questions concerning this procedure should be directed to the Clerk of the District Court or the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court.
  • Memo Regarding Orders Lifting Automatic Stays (Section 1301)
  • Memo Regarding Section 522 (f) - Lien Avoidance Motions
  • Reduced Paper Module: Previously, attorneys, trustees and other parties who received email notices also received paper notices from the BNC. Now, the duplicate paper notices are eliminated. However, some notices will go through the BNC regardless of the Reduced Paper Module:
  1. 341 notices (only the paper version has the full SSN)
  2. Forms designated as "All recipients must receive BNC notification"
  3. Notices for EDI partners
  4. Notices for creditors, special mailing groups, and U.S. Trustees who are not parties in the case
  • Important privacy and public access notice effective December 1, 2003: At its September 2002 session, the Judicial Conference approved proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Official Bankruptcy Forms which will implement the conference policy on privacy and public access to electronic court files. Key Changes:
  1. The petition, Official Form 1, will contain only the last four digits of the individual debtors’ Social Security numbers. (Rule 1005)
  2. The debtor will be required to submit a verified statement containing the full nine-digit Social Security number. (Rule 1007)
  3. This new Statement of Social Security Number will not be filed in the case or become part of the case file available to the public at the court or over the Internet. The Section 341 Meeting of Creditors notice, Official Form 9, sent to creditors, the debtor, the trustee and the U.S. Trustee will include the debtor’s full Social Security number.
  4. Filers - not the clerk - are responsible for redacting Social Security numbers and other personal identifiers in documents they file with the court.

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