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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, 04/05/2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act: Additional Procedural Changes

The Court earlier announced a supplement to the Presumed Reasonable Fee, in General Order 21-0003, for cases extending plan terms beyond five years pursuant to the CARES Act. The recently adopted Consolidated Appropriations Act (“...

Thu, 03/11/2021 New Videoconference Tools for Court Hearings

All the Judges are now or soon will be using Zoom for Government to conduct hearings by videoconference.  Click here for more information.

Mon, 02/22/2021 General Order 21-0003: Order Regarding Supplement to "Presumed Reasonable" Fee in CARES Act Plan Extension Cases

The Court has issued a general order supplementing the Presumed Reasonable fee in Chapter 13 cases with plans extended under Section 1329(d). To read the general order, click here.

Tue, 01/12/2021 General Order 21-0001: Procedures for the Filing, Service, and Management of Highly Sensitive Documents

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued General Order 21-0001 in regards to recent disclosures of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems.  For specifics, read the...

Tue, 01/05/2021 Chapter 13: Using the New ECF Filing Events

The local rules changes effective December 1st, 2020, made some important alterations to Chapter 13 practice. After a few weeks of experience with the new procedures, the Court now offers guidance on proper use of new ECF events.  For information...

Tue, 11/24/2020 Notice of Local Rules Amendments and Chapter 13 Plan Form Change Effective December 1st

The Judges have adopted edits to the Court’s local rules and the Court’s Chapter 13 plan form effective December 1st.  Click here for more information.   

Mon, 11/09/2020 Fee Increases Effective December 1, 2020

The Judicial Conference is increasing certain fees, effective December 1st, including fees that are part of the total filing fee.  For more information  click here.

Thu, 10/22/2020 Proposed Amendments to Local Rules and Chapter 13 Plan: Public Comment Period

The Court is proposing edits to its local rules and to the Chapter 13 plan form, to be effective December 1, 2020. Click here for a complete set of the...

Fri, 07/31/2020 New Options for Hearings

The Court has provided updated information about how it will conduct hearings. You can read the notice here.

Wed, 07/08/2020 Bankruptcy Judge Position Northern District of Indiana

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applications from all qualified applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana with a duty station in South Bend.  Click...