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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:00 am

Judge Waites fax line has been restored and documents may now be faxed to Judge Waites' normal fax number  803-253-3464.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 4:00 am

Until further notice, documents faxed to Judge Waites' Chambers should be faxed to 803-253-3710.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:00 am

The Court has created three new text events for attorneys to use when representation is being provided at no cost or low cost to the debtor or where representation was effected via the Court's debtor assistance program. Use of these events is voluntary but encouraged to help the Court better track representation of needy debtors. The titles of the new events are: Representation Via Debtor Assistance Program; Pro Bono Representation of Debtor; and Reduced Fee Representation of Debtor.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:00 am

Certain rules and forms were amended effective December 1, 2013. New Schedules I and J now provide an option for the debtor to supplement a previous filing to update income or expenses for purposes of determining plan feasibility. CM/ECF will be updated to allow for the filing of supplemental schedules I or J. Rule 1007(b)(7) was amended to allow the provider of an instructional course concerning financial management to file statement of completion with the Court. The Court has created an interface, known as eFinCert, whereby the debtor or provider can file the certificate of completion through the Court's website without a CM/ECF password. Rules 9006, 9013, and 9014 were also amended to provide for certain deadlines related to the filing of motion or responses. These amendments do not conflict with applicable local rules. Further information about the amendments may be found in a summary created by the Oklahoma bankruptcy courts.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:00 am

Technical and clarifying amendments have been made to SC LBR 3015-5 and 9013-4. Both rules were amended to clarify that the noticing forms of SC LBR 3015-5 are used to notice a self-scheduled hearing requesting a standard or hardship discharge. The hearing notice for a hardship discharge, Exhibit D to SC LBR 3015-5, was also amended to clarify that the notice sets a definite hearing on the Motion for Hardship Discharge and the Certification of Debtor Information and Request for Hardship Discharge. The passive notice list was also amended to clarify that a motion to extend time to file a disclosure statement may be scheduled passively.