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.

Self-Help Program Announces New Attorney Meeting Dates

Release Date
Tue, 2016-11-15

Effective this December, volunteer attorney meeting dates will be available once each month with a total of 8 appointments, 4 in person and 4 by phone.  Individuals seeking assistance must first sign up through the...

Changes to Filing Instructions (11/01/2016)

Release Date
Tue, 2016-11-01

On 11/01/16 the Court revised the 341 Meeting of Creditor Docket Events used AFTER §341(a) Meeting filing instructions. 

Changes posted Tuesday, November 1, 2016:

  • Filing Instructions:...

Self-Help Program now available

Release Date
Wed, 2016-06-29

New Court sponsored Self-Help Program for self-represented people filing bankruptcy or considering filing is now available. First free appointments may be scheduled with a volunteer attorney starting the week of July 11th. Program designed with...

Website Changes to Forms page (06/14/16)

Release Date
Tue, 2016-06-14

The Forms page was updated to include a list of local bankruptcy forms which were eliminated as part of the amendments on 06/01/2016 and a link to the official form which should be used instead. 

Filing Instructions, Guide to Docketing, Fee Schedule, General Order, Local Rules and Forms (06/01/2016)

Release Date
Wed, 2016-06-01

On 06/01/16 the Court revised several parts of its website impacted by local rule changes. 

Changes posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016:

  • Filing Instructions:  The following filing...

Automatic Adjustment of Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Code and Forms (Effective April 1, 2016)

Release Date
Mon, 2016-03-28

Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2016, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code which impacts certain forms and instructions.  The adjusted dollar...

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Wed, 2016-03-02

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 are attached below.

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...

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.

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