By David J. Kelly, Minnesota Bankruptcy Lawyer
Yesterday I received an email from the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court stating in part as follows:
If there is a lapse in appropriations after January 25, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota will likely be operating with reduced staff focused on processing filings that directly affect the protection of human life and property, as required by the Anti-Deficiency Act. The court is still in the process of determining which activities can and cannot be performed during a shutdown, and will provide ongoing guidance as these determinations are made.
We anticipate that, during any shutdown:
CM/ECF will remain operational;
The BNC will continue to process and send notices in the ordinary course; and
PACER will remain operational and the PACER Service Center will provide ongoing support services.
In the coming days, we plan to set up an email box to which you can direct questions, concerns or comments about the shutdown. We will send out the email address with any additional updates as these become available.
I take this as meaning that for now I can continue with business as usual but that I better keep a close eye on things.