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Submitting a Proposed Order

Local bankruptcy rule 9072-1 governs the submission of a proposed order. Click here to read the full rule. The key take-aways from the rule are:

Submit proposed orders, in Word or WordPerfect format, to:

Submit a proposed order at the same time you file a motion for relief from stay, a motion to compel abandonment, or a fee application.

Make sure any agreed order conforms to Appendix 9F. Click here to see the appendix.

Other suggestions:

Unless required in a legal description of real property, don't repeat numbers in both numerals and text. Just use the numerals. Good: "Debtor is authorized to sell his 1/8 interest in Good Luck Cleaning Service to Mr. Clean for $45,272.42." Bad: "Debtor is authorized to sell his 1/8 (one-eighth) interest in Good Luck Cleaning Service to Mr. Clean for $45,272.42 (forty-five thousand two hundred seventy two dollars and forty-two cents)."

Follow earlier orders the Court has entered. They are usually safe-bet samples.

Verbosity is not a virtue.

When you send the Court a proposed order, specifically state in the e-mail which, if any, affected parties have already reviewed and approved of the attached proposed order and copy those parties on your e-mail to the Court. If you were directed by the Court to allow certain other parties to review and approve the proposed order before you submit it to the Court, don't seek the other parties' approval in the same e-mail in which you send the proposed order to the Court. Get the other parties' approval first.

Some standard orders will be prepared by the Court, and some orders will be entered as text on the docket. You do not need to submit a proposed order for those. The list may be found at Appendix 9I. Click here to see the appendix.