The Notice of Appeal of a ruling of a bankruptcy judge must be filed in the Bankruptcy Court, along with the
filing fee payable to: U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The Bankruptcy
Clerk will transmit the record to the District Court
Clerk, where it will be assigned a civil case number
and receive a district judge assignment by random draw.
- Withdrawal of Reference
In matters in which the statute provides for trial before a district judge, counsel may request that the
case be heard in District Court. If such action occurs,
these procedures should be followed:
- File the application or motion with the Bankruptcy Court, which in turn will transmit it to the District Court.
- A miscellaneous case number will be assigned, and a district judge will be chosen by random draw to rule on the application.
- If the presiding judge grants the Motion to Withdraw Reference, the case will be heard in District Court in the usual manner.
Note: No filing fee is required on the District Court level. There
is a filing fee when the motion is presented to Bankruptcy Court.