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Guidelines & Procedures

Click on the following topics for detailed information regarding procedures.

Filing Sealed and Redacted Documents

This memo addresses sealing and redacting documents already in the record and documents to be filed under seal. Also: Redacting a document with a protected personal identifier (complete Social Security numbers, financial account information, dates of birth, names of minor children); Redacting a transcript. (Rev. 10/2017)

Correcting Social Security Numbers

This page provides instructions for correcting a debtor's Social Security number if an incorrect one was filed with the petition. (Rev. 9/2020)

Evictions and Rent Deposits

This memo provides instructions for debtors with an eviction judgment against them and application of the automatic stay; the requirement to deposit with the clerk the rent due in the 30 days after filing the petition; and required certifications and forms. (Rev. 10/2019)

Requests to Continue a Hearing or Trial

This page provides detailed information about how a party may request that a future hearing, trial, or scheduling conference be continued. Under certain circumstances a motion may be continued without a motion, continuing a trial or evidentiary hearing requires obtaining a court order, either granting a motion or approving a stipulation. Motions and stipulations must recite specific reasons for rescheduling the matter and the length of the proposed continuance. (Rev. 9/2020)

Trial Exhibit Procedures

This document provides detailed information about preparing, filing, and using digital exhibits. (Rev. 10/2023)