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Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (eff. Dec. 1, 2016) govern procedures for bankruptcy proceedings. For many years, such proceedings were governed by the General Orders and Forms in Bankruptcy promulgated by the Supreme Court. By order dated April 24, 1973, effective October 1, 1973, the Supreme Court prescribed, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2075, the Bankruptcy Rules and Official Bankruptcy Forms, which abrogated previous rules and forms.

Bankruptcy Rules (rules 1001 to 9037)

Rule 1001. Scope of Rules and Forms; Short Title

Part I—Commencement of Case; Proceedings Relating To Petition And Order For Relief (rules 1002 to 1021)

Part II—Officers And Administration; Notices; Meetings; Examinations; Elections; Attorneys And Accountants (rules 2001 to 2020)

Part III—Claims And Distribution To Creditors And Equity Interest Holders; Plans (rules 3001 to 3022)

Part IV—The Debtor: Duties And Benefits (rules 4001 to 4008)

Part V—Courts And Clerks (rules 5001 to 5012)

Part VI—Collection And Liquidation Of The Estate (rules 6001 to 6011)

Part VII—Adversary Proceedings (rule 7001 to 7087

Part VIII—Appeals To District Court Or Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (rules 8001 to 8028)

Part IX—General Provisions (rules 9001 to 9037)

Part X—United States Trustees [Abrogated (Apr. 30, 1991, eff. Aug. 1, 1991).]