If there is a Government “Shut Down”…

The United States Bankruptcy Court issued this announcement a short while ago, concerning next week if there is a government “shut down” at midnight tonight:

The United States Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico will be open with no change in hours, hearing schedules, or services for the week of April 11, 2011, whether or not there is a federal government lapse in current fiscal year appropriations (commonly called a government “shutdown”).  If such a shutdown occurs and continues for an extended period, an adjustment to Court services may be required.  We will keep you informed via this listserv and on the Court’s web site as needed.

The United States Trustee Program has asked us to send out the following information:
In the event there is a lapse in federal funding, effective Monday, April 11, all offices within the United States Trustee Program will be temporarily closed.  Office operations will resume once Congress enacts a 2011 appropriations bill or a continuing resolution.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Meetings of creditors currently scheduled will proceed at all locations.

I’ll keep you informed as I learn more.

Written by Santa Fe Bankruptcy Lawyer, Gini Nelson.

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