0 : Scope of Rules


(a) General Applicability: These rules and forms supplement the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (“FED. R. BANKR. P.”) and the Bankruptcy Official Forms (“Official Forms”) and govern practice and procedure in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.

(b) Applicability of Rules to Persons Appearing without Counsel: Individuals who appear before the court who are not represented by an attorney are bound by the L.B.R. and any reference to “attorney” applies to individuals who are not represented by an “attorney” unless otherwise noted.

(c) Citation to the Rules: The rules are to be cited as the Local Bankruptcy Rules (“L.B.R.”), the forms as the Local Bankruptcy Forms (“L.B. Forms”), and the appendix as the Local Bankruptcy Rules Appendix (“L.B.R. ____ App.”).

(d) Uniform Numbering System: The numbering system in these L.B.R. and L.B. Forms is based on the Uniform Numbering System for Local Bankruptcy Court Rules developed by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. Any gaps in the numbering system are intentional.

(e) Reference to Debtor: Any reference to “debtor” in the L.B.R. and L.B. Forms includes both “debtors” in a joint case.

(f) Prior Rules; Actions Pending on Effective Date. These Local Bankruptcy Rules supersede all previous Local Bankruptcy Rules and General Procedure Orders promulgated by the court prior to the Effective Date of December 1, 2015, except as otherwise ordered. They shall govern all cases or proceedings pending on or filed after the Effective Date, unless the court finds they would not be feasible or would work an injustice.

Commentary

[Source: COB LBR 101 and C.D. Cal]