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General Orders

General orders are judicial orders normally signed by all of the bankruptcy judges in the district, or by the chief bankruptcy judge, and have district-wide application. District court general and administrative orders that have district-wide bankruptcy court application are also listed on this page.

Date Title General Order Number
10/04/2021 Appointment of Judge Mary Ann Whipple as the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio Effective January 3, 2022 District Court Administrative Order 2021-14
07/23/2021 Temporary Filing Procedures Ninth Amended General Order No. 20-03
06/14/2021 Health and Safety Protocols General Order 21-02
06/14/2021 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Eighth Amended General Order No. 20-02
06/14/2021 Temporary Filing Procedures Eighth Amended General Order No. 20-03
04/13/2021 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Seventh Amended General Order 20-02
04/13/2021 Temporary Filing Procedures Seventh Amended General Order 20-03
03/22/2021 Order Authorizing Limited Notice in Chapter 12 and 13 Cases Under Amended Bankruptcy Rule 2002(h) General Order 21-1
02/22/2021 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Sixth Amended General Order 20-02
02/22/2021 Temporary Filing Procedures Sixth Amended General Order 20-03
12/01/2020 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Fifth Amended General Order 20-02
12/01/2020 Temporary Filing Procedures Fifth Amended General Order 20-03
10/13/2020 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Fourth Amended General Order 20-02
10/13/2020 Temporary Filing Procedures Fourth Amended General Order 20-03
07/23/2020 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Third Amended General Order 20-02
07/23/2020 Temporary Filing Procedures Third Amended General Order 20-03
06/01/2020 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Second Amended General Order 20-02
06/01/2020 Temporary Filing Procedures Second Amended General Order 20-03
05/04/2020 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings Amended General Order 20-02
05/04/2020 Temporary Filing Procedures Amended General Order 20-03
04/24/2020 Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules Relating to SBRA Interim Rules with Revisions Necessitated by the CARES Act General Order 20-04
03/23/2020 Temporary Modification of Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings General Order 20-02
03/23/2020 Temporary Filing Procedures General Order 20-03
01/17/2020 Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules Implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the SBRA) General Order 20-01
10/16/2019 Appointment of Judge Mary Ann Whipple as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court District Court Administrative Order 2019-33
10/31/2017 Interim Order Regarding Service of Chapter 13 Plans General Order 17-01
11/10/2015 Technical Modification to Local Bankruptcy Rule 4008-1 District Court General Order 2015-16
10/05/2015 Appointment of Judge Russ Kendig as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court District Court Administrative Order 2015-28
01/12/2015 Technical Modification to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9019-2 District Court General Order 2015-1
10/17/2014 Form Motion for Order Confirming Inapplicability of the Automatic Stay Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(c)(4)(A)(i) Amended General Order 08-1
05/09/2014 Order Regarding Case Transfers and Docket Assistance in This District General Order 14-01
10/07/2013 Operation of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, in the Absence of an Appropriation Bill or Continuing Resolution General Order 13-02
02/19/2013 Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds General Order 13-01
11/14/2012 Adoption of Second Revised Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1007-I District Court General Order 2012-19
04/04/2012 Referral of Title 11 Matters in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio District Court General Order 2012-7
01/18/2012 Adoption of Revised Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1007-I District Court General Order 2012-2
10/04/2011 Appointment of Judge Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren as the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court District Court Administrative Order 2011-27
05/23/2011 Vacation of Outdated General Orders General Order 11-1
05/16/2011 Modifications to the Local Bankruptcy Rules District Court General Order 2011-12
03/08/2010 Modifications to the Local Bankruptcy Rules District Court General Order 2010-4
10/28/2009 Cell Phones, Cameras, Laptops and Other Electronic Devices in U.S. Courthouses District Court General Order 2009-21
10/08/2008 Repeal of Interim Bankruptcy Rules District Court Third Amended General Order 2005-11
04/05/2005 Vacation of Outdated General Orders General Order 05-1
07/07/1998 Appointment of Kenneth J. Hirz General Order 98-2
03/28/1980 Official Seal General Order 3
09/17/1973 Filing Bankruptcy Petitions District Court General Order 8