Court’s Rule Changes Ease Bankruptcy Practice During COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on the practice of law is being felt worldwide.

The economic damage is being wrought daily on families, individuals, and businesses.

This is what keeps us open during this crisis while maximizing the safety of clients, lawyers and staff.

And now the Bankruptcy Courts have helped:

Standing Order 20-5: “All meetings of creditors convened…through April 10, 2020 are hereby continued.”

Standing Order 20-6: “For all documents that require a debtor’s signature, the Court suspends the requirement that an attorney secure the debtor’s original, physical signature prior to electronically filing such documents on the condition that, prior to the filing, the attorney has either (a) obtained the debtor’s digital signature via any commercially available digital signature software that provides signature authentication and maintains a copy of the digitally signed document(s) in the debtor’s case file; or (b) obtains written express permission from the debtor to affix the debtor’s signature to the document(s) and maintains a copy of the writing in the debtor’s case file…”

Standing Order 20-7:  “Any deadline that falls beginning on March 18, 2020, and ending on March 31, 2020, is extended by 14 days. The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 9006 governs the computation of the extended deadline.”

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