Local Rules

Consistent with 28 U.S.C. § 2075 and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9029(a), the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine has adopted local rules governing practice and procedure.

Local Rules - Links in the Table of Contents, when clicked, will take you to the corresponding rule

The Local Rules were last updated on December 20, 2019, amending Local Bankruptcy Rule 3002-1(e) and 9045-1. This updated version of the Local Rules includes all amendments through December 20, 2019, and is the official version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules for the District of Maine.

For Interim Rules implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, please see the Standing Order Regarding SBRA Interim Rules.

Rules Amendments

The process for promulgating an amendment to a rule or form involves several levels of consideration and approval, the first of which is consideration and approval by the Local Rules Committee of the Bankruptcy Court.  For a graphic representation of the rules amendment process, please see our Local Rules Amendments flow chart.  Current local rule amendments published for public comment, if any, appear below.  Proposed amendments are published for comment for 30 days.  Comments should be sent to Alec Leddy, Clerk of Court (please make clear in the subject line of your email that the email is in regard to a proposed local rule).

Nothing currently pending.