United States Bankruptcy Court

Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start by liquidating their assets to pay their debts or by creating a debt repayment plan.
Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for orderly distributions to business creditors through reorganization or liquidation.
These procedures are covered under Title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code). The vast majority of cases are filed under either Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Notice to our BK Customers and the Legal Community: Please be advised that the Advisory Committee on Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia (the “Committee”) is currently in session. The Committee is tasked with proposing revisions to this Court’s July 1, 2011, Local Rules, and expects to complete this task by the end of the year. Once the proposed revisions have been incorporated, the draft revised Local Rules will be posted for public comment on our website as well as in local publications. Should there be any issues regarding the Local Rules that you wish to bring to the Committee’s attention, please feel free to e-mail Chairman, Marc Albert at: marc.albert@stinson.com