LBR 9009-1. FORMS
LBR 9009-1. FORMS(a) Official Forms. Official Forms prescribed by the Judicial Conference of the United States may be used in any case or proceeding filed in this court.
(b) Court-approved Forms.
(1) In addition to the Official Forms prescribed by the Judicial Conference of the
United States, the court provides additional court-approved forms, copies of which
are available from the clerk and on the court’s website.
(2) Unless specifically designated as a mandatory form or unless otherwise specifically
ordered, a court-approved form provided in these rules is optional and is provided
for the convenience of the parties.
(c) Court-mandated Forms.
(1) A court-mandated form is a court-approved form designated as “mandatory.” A
court-mandated form must be filed with the exact language provided in the form.
If the court-mandated form is an order or judgment, the form order or judgment
must be lodged with the exact language provided in the form, except that it may
include additional language that has been approved by the court.
(2) No modification of the original text of a court-mandated form is permitted. Any
proposed modification must be added as an attachment so that the suggested
modification of the standard language of the court-mandated form is obvious.
(d) Certificate of Substantial Compliance. If a modified version of an Official Form or a court-approved form is used, then such paper must include a certificate that the form contains the same substance as the Official Form or court-approved form, as applicable.