The Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) are a set of procedures and mandatory requirements for bankruptcy cases and proceedings in the Eastern District of Texas. LBRs also give parties and their attorneys instructions for getting their requests in front of the judge and list requirements for attorneys, trustees, and other parties who work for a bankruptcy estate. Motions are often denied because parties do not follow LBRs, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the LBRs that are relevant to your case.
General orders are directives published by the Court that establish a procedure or a requirement in the Eastern District of Texas. Each general order applies to one specific issue that affects the entire Court. Often, general orders apply to issues that are not covered by LBRs.