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District of Montana - Document Filing System

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Change in August Great Falls Court Date

The Great Falls court date for Friday, August 2, 2024, or Thursday, August 8, 2024, has been moved to Friday, August 9, 2024 at 9am. Any hearings currently set for August 2nd or August 8th will be moved to August 9th.

New Event for Modified Plans

There are new sperate events for filing a post-confirmation modified plan for chapters 9, 11 (includes Sub V), 11 small business, 12, and 13. We will no longer use the amended plan event for both amended plans (pre-confirmation) and modified plans (post-confirmation). Please continue to file a motion to modify plan before filing the modified plan. Contact the Clerk’s Office with any questions.

Notice of Remote Appearance Form

The Notice of Remote Appearance Form has been updated as of 3/10/2024. Parties should start using the updated form immediately. If you have already submitted a form, there is no need to resubmit using the updated form.

New Information re Zoom§341(a) Meetings of Creditors

The U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases in the District of Montana for § 341 meetings being held on or after June 3, 2024. For more information, including joining a meeting and what documents to provide to the trustee prior to the meeting, click here.

Bankruptcy Court Fee Increase Effective 12/1/2023

The Judicial Conference approved bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule increases effective 12/1/2023. Please see the announcement on the website for the chart detailing the increases here.

New Local Bankruptcy Rules Effective December 15, 2023
Per Standing Order 2023-2-BPH, signed December 1, 2023, the amended bankruptcy rules are effective December 15, 2023. The new rules, summary of changes, and a redline comparison of the 2022 and 2023 rules are available here.

For assistance, please contact the ECF Help Desk at: (888) 888-2530.

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