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Official Forms Modernization December 1, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015.
These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008 by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. Among other things, the new forms introduce different versions of case opening forms for individual debtors and non-individual debtors. The new forms are easier for debtors to understand and complete, and are designed to work with scheduled enhancements to the federal courts’ case opening and electronic case management system.
• The following official forms are scheduled to be replaced: 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6 Summary, 6 Declaration, 6A-J, 7, 8, 9A–I, 10, 10A, 10S1, 10S2, 11A, 11B, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16A, 16C, 16D, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 19, 22A1 through 22C2, 23 and 27.
• The following six official forms will be revised in 2016 or later: 20A, 20B, 25A, 25B, 25C and 26.
In addition to these changes, virtually all of the director’s bankruptcy forms (current forms 13S, 15S, 18F–18WH, and 104–283) are scheduled to be replaced by updated and renumbered versions.
Click to view the Official 2015 Bankruptcy Forms in CM/ECF Overview for Attorney.
Click on the following link to view these pending changes:
If you utilize Bankruptcy filing software here are some important details that will be helpful during this upgrade process.
EZ-Filing Forms Software Will No Longer Be Supported After November 30, 2015. Due to these form changes, CINGroup's EZ-Filing software, used by many attorneys to prepare bankruptcy forms, will no longer be updated or supported after November 30, 2015 (
Please check with your software vendor to ensure that you have the appropriate helpdesk and customer service email address and telephone number. While the Court may be able to provide some general assistance about the forms changes and changes in CM/ECF, your software vendor can provide assistance with changes to the filing process using the new forms.