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 June 14, 2018, amending Local Bankruptcy Rules 4001-1(g), 7008-1, 7012-1, 9013-1(d)(1). This updated version of the Local Rules includes all amendments through June 14, 2018, and is the official version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules for the District of Maine.

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).

Comments due by June 7, 2019

Amended local rule 2016-2

Amended local rule 1020-1