Changes in Springfield Procedures

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Note to all Springfield practitioners: Chief Judge Mary P. Gorman's Procedures for Cases Filed in the Springfield Division have recently been updated. Please take an opportunity to familiarize yourself and your staff with the required procedures. Two important changes deserve special attention. First, procedures for Sales by Debtors have been added, which should help minimize deficiencies and ensure that proper notice regarding hiring and paying brokers and auctioneers is given. Second, the Clerk will no longer make additions to the mailing matrix based upon inclusion of new entities or addresses on certificates of service filed with documents. If a document and the related hearing or objection date notice must be served on an entity or registered agent or at an address not on the mailing matrix, the movant must serve not only the document but also the hearing or objection date notice and file a certificate of service.