Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (pdf) (eff. Dec. 1, 2019) 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. Over the years, the Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms have been amended many times, most recently in 2020. Please refer to House Document 116-143 (pdf) for the text of the amended rules and the accompanying committee notes effective December 1, 2020.
Bankruptcy Rules (rules 1001 to 9037)
Part X—United States Trustees [Abrogated (Apr. 30, 1991, eff. Aug. 1, 1991).]