News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Official Bankruptcy Forms Must be Used in ALL Cases Filed on or After December 1, 2015

Release Date
Mon, 2015-11-23

The Official Bankruptcy Forms have been replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015. The new Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used in all cases filed on or after...

CM/ECF System Unavailable for Filing -- Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6 PM until Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 12 AM

Release Date
Tue, 2015-11-17

Please note that the Court's Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) will be unavailable for filing on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM until TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM...

Pending Form Changes (Effective 12/01/2015)

Release Date
Tue, 2015-08-25

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015, if approved by the Judicial Conference at its September 2015 meeting. Find out more about the...

Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers

Release Date
Tue, 2015-10-20

Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states.  Read the article on the United States Courts' website.

Filing Instructions and Local Recommended Form (10/06/2015)

Release Date
Tue, 2015-10-06

On 10/06/15 the Court revised a filing instruction and posted a new local recommended form.

Changes posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015:

  • Filing Instructions:  The Court has revised...

Changes to CM/ECF and the Court's Website (10/02/2015)

Release Date
Fri, 2015-10-02

On 10/02/15 the Court made changes to CM/ECF and its website.

Changes Friday, October 2, 2015:

  • CM/ECF:  The Court's Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) now allows e-filers to...

Filing Instructions, Guide to Docketing, Fee Schedule, Local Rules and Forms (09/14/2015)

Release Date
Wed, 2015-09-16

On 09/14/15 the Court revised several parts of its website impacted by local rule changes. 

Changes posted Monday, September 14, 2015:

  • Filing Instructions:  The Court has revised...

Adoption of Local Rule 9037-1 and Local Form 9037-1 effective September 14, 2015

Release Date
Thu, 2015-09-10

NOTICE:  The Local Bankruptcy Rules are amended effective September 14, 2015, to add redaction procedures for any person whose personally identifiable information is contained in a document filed with the Court and the Local...

Website Changes: Filing Instructions and Local Rules (09/01/2015)

Release Date
Tue, 2015-09-01

On 09/01/15 the Court posted a revised filing instruction and modified local rules.

Changes posted Tuesday, September 1, 2015:

  • Filing Instructions:  The Court has revised the following...

Amendment to Local Rule 2016-2 effective September 1, 2015

Release Date
Fri, 2015-08-28

NOTICE:  Local Bankruptcy Rule 2016-2, which concerns compensation of Debtors’ attorneys in Chapter 13 cases, has been amended. The amendment is effective September 1, 2015.  A redlined version of the Amended Rule can be found...