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U.S. Courts seeks input on restyling bankruptcy rules

April 25, 2018

With other federal rules having been rewritten over the last several years to make them simpler, more understandable and easier to use, the U.S. Courts Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules is now considering whether to do the same for the federal rules of bankruptcy procedure.

Before the committee makes a recommendation to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, it is asking for input from the legal profession. A short survey has been created to collect opinions and comments on the benefits as well as the drawbacks of restyling. It must be completed by June 15, 2018.

The process for restyling the bankruptcy rules will be a lengthy one including multiple reviews and comment periods. The substance of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will not change, but the goal would be to make the rules simpler, clearer and easier to understand.    

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