1002-1. FILING OF PETITIONS AND PLEADINGS

1002-1. Filing of Petition and Other Pleadings.


(a) Intradistrict Venue. All petitions, other than those filed by ECF, shall initially be filed with the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court in the division of proper intradistrict venue as determined by the debtor’s street address. The Clerk shall bring to the attention of the Court any case where the debtor’s street address in the petition is a post office box.

(b) Where Papers Filed. Except as provided in B.L.R. 1002-1(d), all papers, in bankruptcy cases not withdrawn to the District Court, other than those filed by ECF, shall be filed with the Clerk in the division where the case is pending.

(c) Change of Intradistrict Venue. If the petitioner believes that venue should be in a division other than the division indicated by the debtor’s street address, along with the petition, the petitioner may file an ex parte application for transfer of the case to another division. The Clerk shall promptly present the application to any available Judge of the division where the petition is filed.

(d) Emergency Filings. In the event of a bona fide emergency a petition, other than one filed by ECF, may be presented for filing in a division other than that indicated by the debtor’s street address. The Clerk shall accept the petition and any other pleadings presented with the petition on behalf of the proper division, shall obtain the proper division’s case number, shall place that number on the petition and other pleadings and shall promptly transmit the petition and other pleadings to the proper division.

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