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    NOTE:  This letter and some forms have changed - please review for updated information! Click here to review information on how our office will be conducting matters scheduled for hearing and 341 Meetings of Creditors.  
  • ECF Procedure 8 - Filing Format Requirements:
    Pursuant to ECF Procedure 8 - Filing Format Requirements (b) Hyperlinks, the Court is now striking pleadings that contain a hyperlink. We have found that PDF programs like Acrobat automatically create a hyperlink when a URL is detected.  The standard stipulations for 3rd party payment and payment by TFS have in the text.  Acrobat and other programs will convert this to a hyperlink when converting to PDF.  The Court will strike the document. We suggest that you remove the www from these pleadings before converting the documents to PDF. The Trustees have updated the forms on their websites to remove the links.  Please take steps to ensure your stipulations are not stricken.
  • Future 341 Dockets and Court Hearing Dates List for 2022 (Updated November 2021), Updated Upcoming 341 Meetings and Hearing Dates List through January 2023
    Click here to download a list of all the updated upcoming 341 Meeting dates, as well as hearing dates for Judge Oxholm and Judge Gretchko for our office.  This document can also be found in the "Office Calendar" section in each tab.
  • Important Announcement - Gift Card Scams
    It has come to our attention that there have been attempts to convince debtors to make plan payments via gift cards.   Please click HERE to read more about this scam and what you can do to help prevent it.
  • Judge Shefferly on Drafting Proposed Orders
    Judge Shefferly has written a guide to drafting proposed orders.  We have posted that in the Forms section of our website in the Attorneys section.
  • New Form Chapter 13 Plan
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has entered Administrative Order 17-04 regarding the use of a Local Form for a Chapter 13 Plan.  Click here to download the Court Notice.
  • Notice Regarding Status Conferences and Contested Dockets
    With Judge Gretchko resuming in person hearings there will be a change to the way we handle dockets for BOTH  Judge Gretchko AND Judge Oxholm.  Please see the attached document for details.
  • Trustee Fee FY 2022
    Effective October 1, 2021, the US Trustee Program has established the Trustee Fee for cases administered by David Ruskin at 9%.  This amount can fluctuate during the course of a fiscal year as well as during the life of a Plan. We encourage the use of a rate of 10% when calculating cases to account for fluctuations in the fee during the life of the Plan.
  • Updated Who Does What (06/13/2022)
    Our Who Does What has been updated.  Please download the latest copy and distribute it in your office.    
  • Winter Office Closing Schedule
    Our office will close on Friday, December 10th at 11:30 AM.  Our office will reopen on Monday, Decemer 13th, at 9AM. Our office will be closed from Friday, December 24th through Friday December 31st.  Our office will reopen on Monday, January 3rd, at 9AM. Please click here for the Document Deadline schedule for early January 2022 matters.    
  • 341 and Court Calendars
    Click HERE to review the call-in information and case lists for upcoming dockets
  • Debtor Attorneys and the National Data Center
    Click here for an annoucement regarding the our office using the National Data Center to send documents and how the NDC can help debtor attorneys.  Also see our Forms directory for a document on how the NDC can help you.
  • Notice Regarding Stipulations