1001-1 SCOPE OF RULES
1001-1 Scope of Rules; Short Title(a) Title. These are the Local Rules of Practice for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California. They may be cited as "LBR."
(b) Construction. These Local Rules are adopted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2075, FRCivP 83 and FRBP 9029. They are intended to supplement and shall be construed consistently with and subordinate to the FRBP and those portions of the FRCivP that are incorporated by the FRBP.
(c) Applicability of Local Bankruptcy and District Court Rules. The FRBP and these Local Rules govern procedure in all bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy proceedings in the Eastern District of California. Except for Rules 173 (Photographing, Recording or Broadcasting of Judicial Proceedings), 180 (Attorneys), 181 (Certified Students), 182 (Attorneys-Appearance and Withdrawal), 183 (Persons Appearing In Propria Persona), 184 (Disciplinary Proceedings Against Attorneys), and 292 (Costs), which are hereby specifically incorporated into these Local Rules, and those Local Rules of Practice of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
that are restated (renumbered and modified, as appropriate) in these Local Rules, no other Local Rules of Practice of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California apply.
(d) General and Special Orders, Guidelines, and Policy Statements. Outside the scope of these Rules are matters relating to internal court administration that, in the discretion of the Court en banc, may be accomplished through the use of General Orders. The Clerk shall maintain copies of general and special orders, guidelines, and policy statements that relate to practice before this court and shall make copies available upon request and payment of a nominal charge.
(e) Availability of Local Rules. The Clerk shall maintain in suitable form updated copies of these Rules and shall promptly notify the Supreme Court, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Circuit Council of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District Court of the Eastern District of California and local law libraries of any changes in these Rules. The Clerk shall make copies of these Rules available on request upon payment of a nominal charge, if set by General Order. Upon admission to practice in the Eastern District of California, each admittee shall be given
a copy of the LBR then in effect.
(f) Procedures Outside the Rules. The Court may make such orders supplementary or
contrary to the provisions of these Rules as it may deem appropriate and in the interests of justice in any particular proceeding.
(g) Sanctions for Noncompliance with Rules. Failure of counsel or of a party to comply with these Rules, with the FRCivP or the FRBP, or with any order of the Court may be grounds for imposition of any and all sanctions authorized by statute or Rule or within the inherent power of the Court, including, without limitation, dismissal of any action, entry of default, finding of contempt, imposition of monetary sanctions or attorney's fees and costs, and other lesser sanctions.