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Published: Monday, December 3, 2018 - 14:24

Statement Concerning National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

The District of Utah joins the nation in celebrating and honoring the extraordinary public service of former President H.W. Bush.

President Trump has declared this Wednesday, December 5, 2018, a national day of mourning to honor the memory of President Bush. For this reason, all Executive Branch agencies and departments will be closed that day. The Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the United States Supreme Court will also be closed, and federal courts nationwide have been instructed to make a local decision regarding the closing of their courts. The decision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah is to remain open on Wednesday in order to serve the needs of our community, particularly since multiple hearings have already been scheduled, and rescheduling would cause delays in those cases, which could result in the parties and/or their attorneys incurring significant expenses.

Please Note: Meetings of Creditors scheduled in Ogden for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 have been rescheduled to start at 2pm on December 19, 2018.

Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 15:15

The following amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will become effective December 1, 2018:

FRBP 3002.1, 5005, 7004, 7062, 8002, 8006, 8007, 8010, 8011, 8013, 8015, 8016, 8017, 8021, 8022, 9025, new Rule 8018.1, and new Part VIII Appendix.

The rules themselves, as amended, can be reviewed here, together with the redline.

Additionally, several proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Official Forms become effective December 1, 2018.

Click here to view this Court's announcement of the changes, including a brief summary of them.



Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 15:05

Effective December 1st, 2018, the Court's Local Rules of Practice have been amended and supersede all prior versions of the local rules and standing orders of the Court. The revised rules apply to all new and pending cases. You are strongly encouraged to read the Notice and summary of amended local rules and forms, also amended are the U.S. District Court's Local Rules.

Local Rules and their associated Forms are now available and can be accessed in the "Local Rules and Orders" area of the site or below:

Local Rules and Forms  |  Redline version of the Local Rules and Forms  |  PDF Fillable Forms for all Local Rules

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:28
The Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum will hold its 2018 Winter Forum on:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
At the Salt Lake City Hilton - Trofi Restaurant (255 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City).
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
For questions regarding the upcoming Forum or the UBLF, please contact Tami Gadd-Willardson, UBLF President, at 801-596-2884.


Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:29

The Court will be closed from 3pm on Wednesday, November 21st, through Friday, November 23rd, in observance of Thanksgiving. We'll be back in the office on Monday, November 26th.

Happy Thanksgiving.