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November 12, 2009 Seminar On New Bankruptcy Local Rules

As previously announced, on November 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time), Judges Schmidt and Isgur will present a seminar on the newly adopted Bankruptcy Local Rules.  The seminar will focus on new BLR 3001-1.  That rule mandates the use of an attachment to proofs of claim filed by holders of claims secured by home mortgages.  The attachment may be used immediately and will likely be mandated for use not later than April 1, 2010.

Judges Schmidt and Isgur will explain a form that has been approved by the Court and how it works.  The approved form is posted on the Court’s web site at the following links:

approved form (without macro)
approved form (with macro)

Judges Schmidt and Isgur will also explain how (i) parties-in-interest may submit alternative forms for possible approval by the Court; and (ii) the new bankruptcy local rules have been amended to conform to the new time deadlines in the national Bankruptcy Rules.

There is no charge for attendance at the seminar and no reservation is required.  The seminar will be presented as follows:

Judge Isgur will be at the United States Courthouse in Houston, with a video connection to the Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, and Laredo courthouses.

Judge Schmidt will be in Corpus Christi, with a video connection to Brownsville, Houston, McAllen and Laredo.

A video-only feed will be available on the internet.  To watch the feed on the internet, please send an e-mail to  She will send you an invitation to connect via the internet.

An audio feed will be available at 1-877-446-8439.  The conference ID is 41185455. Users are welcome to use both the audio and video feeds.