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April 2008       Vol. 37, No. 4       Page  115
From the Courts
Court Business

Court Business

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United States Bankruptcy Court
for the District of Colorado

In the Matter of Bankruptcy Court Records Retention and Disposal
Amended General Procedure Order No. 2007-3

THIS MATTER arises sua sponte upon the need to establish local procedures for the retention and disposal of paper records in accordance with authority approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and the National Archives and Records Administration that permits the disposal of paper documents scanned in their entirety in the Case Management/Electronic Case File (CM/ECF) system. Accordingly, it is

ORDERED that upon scanning and entry into the CM/ECF system, and after reviewing and verifying for quality control, the Clerk shall retain bankruptcy court paper records for the following periods:

1. Proofs of claim, three (3) years after date of entry;

2. Form 21 and Declarations of Social Security Number, five (5) years after date of entry; and

3. All other documents

A. filed from January 1998 to May 12, 2006, two years after entry into CM/ECF or until superseded, obsolete, or no longer needed for active court business, whichever occurs first, or

B. filed after May 12, 2006, six (6) months after entry; and it is

FURTHER ORDERED that upon conclusion of the retention periods described above, the Clerk shall, after notice to the judges and staff of this court as the Clerk deems appropriate, dispose of such records as a matter of course.

By the Court:

Howard R. Tallman, Chief Bankruptcy Judge
Sidney B. Brooks, Bankruptcy Judge
A. Bruce Campbell, Bankruptcy Judge
Elizabeth E. Brown, Bankruptcy Judge
Michael E. Romero, Bankruptcy Judge

Colorado Judicial Department
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Directives

Notice of Availability

A full set of the Chief Justice Directives may be purchased from the Colorado Judicial Department for $15, which includes copying, handling, and postage costs. Checks should be made payable to Colorado Judicial Department and should be mailed to: Court Services Division, Office of the State Court Administrator, 1301 Pennsylvania St., #300, Denver, CO 80203. Individual Chief Justice Directives will be assessed a $5 charge, pursuant to Chief Justice Directive 96-01, concerning standard research fees. Chief Justice Directives also are available from the Colorado Supreme Court homepage at:

Publication in The Colorado Lawyer

Chief Justice Directives will be published on a space-available basis in this "Court Business" section of The Colorado Lawyer. Some attachments may be omitted due to space restrictions. To obtain a copy of attachments, contact: Court Services Division, Office of the State Court Administrator, 1301 Pennsylvania St., #300, Denver, CO 80203; or visit

Revised Income Eligibility Guidelines Tables

Following is a list of Chief Justice Directives that contain the Income Eligibility Guidelines Table. The table was revised in March 2008, and is the only portion of each directive that was revised. The entire copy of each of the directives is posted on the Judicial Branch website,

CJD 98-01—Attachment A: Revised March 2008
CJD 04-04—Attachment B: Revised March 2008
CJD 04-05—Attachment A: Revised March 2008
CJD 04-06—Attachment A: Revised March 2008

Submitted by:

Office of the State Court Administrator


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