SBRA: Court Adopts National Interim Rules and Amends Certain Local Rules

Release Date: 
Tue, 01/28/2020

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the SBRA) becomes effective on February 19, 2020. To implement the SBRA's substantive and procedural changes to the Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Judicial Conference of the United States authorized the distribution of approved interim bankruptcy rules for adoption by local bankruptcy courts.

General Order 2020-1 adopts the national Interim Rules in the Western District of Washington Bankruptcy Court effective February 19, 2020.

Adoption of the Interim Rules requires corresponding amendments to certain Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, specifically rules 2002-1, 3001-1 (now 3003-1), 3020-1, and 9003-1. These amendments are adopted in General Order 2020-2, also effective February 19, 2020.