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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.

Mon, 02/10/2014 New Albany Chapter 13 Practitioners: Availability of Mortgage Loss Mitigation Mediation Program

New Albany Chapter 13 Practitioners: Judge Lorch has signed General Order 14-0002 now posted on the Court’s Website, that establishes a mortgage loss mitigation mediation program for Chapter 13 cases in...

Mon, 02/03/2014 Order Amending Local Bankruptcy Rules and Rescinding General Order 03-0011

Notice of proposed amendments to the local rules of this Court was given to the bar and the public on January 2, 2014. The last date for submitting comments concerning the proposed amendment was January 31, 2014. ...

Tue, 01/21/2014 ECF Access on January 15th and Effect of Snow Storm on Court Operations: Opportunity for Comment

Electronic filers may have experienced difficulty with filing cases and pleadings on Wednesday, January 15th from about 9:00 AM Eastern time to early afternoon. Those problems resulted from a Distributed Denial of Service (“DDoS”) attack directed...

Mon, 01/13/2014 Public Alert: Scam Emails About Phony Court Cases Carry Computer Virus

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.  More Info

Thu, 01/02/2014 Proposed Amendments to Local Rules: Public Comment Period

The Court’s Local Rules Advisory Committee has proposed various amendments to the local rules. After a preliminary review and some minor edits, the Judges have directed that the proposals be posted for public comment. ...

Tue, 12/03/2013 Bankruptcy Judge Position

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is now seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana headquartered in Indianapolis. ...

Tue, 11/19/2013 Recent Edits and Updates to CM/ECF Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

Over the past year, various edits and updates have been made to the CM/ECF Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (“the Manual”), which can be found on the Court’s website under the “PACER/Electronic Filing Instructions” link on the left...

Wed, 11/13/2013 Proposed Amendment to Local Rule B-9027-1: Public Comment Period

The Court is proposing an amended version of B-9027-1, on removal. The proposal is attached to this notice, with changes shown in redline or strikeout.  More Info

Tue, 11/12/2013 Improper Continued Use of Court's Post Office Box Address in Filer-Generated Notices

The Court closed its Indianapolis post office box more than one year ago, and the forwarding order for that box has long since expired.  More Info

Fri, 11/08/2013 National Rules and Forms Changes Effective December 1, 2013

Several changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and to the national forms will become effective on December 1, 2013.  More Info

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