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Amendments to Federal Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Effective December 1, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The following rules were adopted by the United States Supreme Court and transmitted to the U.S. Congress on April 26, 2018 (including adoption of new Bankruptcy Rule 8018.1), and are effective December 1, 2018:

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure: 3002.1, 5005, 7004, 7062, 8002, 8006, 8007, 8010, 8011, 8013, 8015, 8016, 8017, 8021, 8022, 9025, new Rule 8018.1, and new Part VIII Appendix.

In addition, the following amended official bankruptcy forms and new and amended Director’s forms are effective December 1, 2018.

Official Bankruptcy Forms

Form 411A (General Power of Attorney)

Form 411B (Special Power of Attorney)

Form 417A (Notice of Appeal and Statement of Election)

Form 417C (Certificate of Compliance with Type-Volume Limit, Typeface Requirements, and Type-Style Requirements)

 Director’s Forms

Form 2000 (Required Lists, Schedules, Statements and Fees)

Form 3180W (Order of Discharge in Chapter 13 Case)

New Form 4170 (Declaration of Inmate Filing)