Comments to Proposed Local Rules due by November 30, 2012
Dear ECF Filer and Member of the Bar:
The judges of the bankruptcy court for the Western District of Texas and Local Rules Committee ("Committee") have completed their review of the Local Rules and have re-drafted the Local Rules to conform them to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure as well as Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In doing so, the Committee has attempted to streamline the rules to eliminate unnecessary provisions and make changes that hopefully will benefit your practice. Notably, the 7000 Rules have been significantly amended to comport with the newly approved Local Rules of the district court for Western District of Texas. Also, you will note that the Committee has changed the form Scheduling Order and altered the Standing Order of Reference to reflect the Supreme Court's ruling in Stern v. Marshall.
A mailbox is available for your comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit comments to the Court is Friday, November 30, 2012.