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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.

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...

Fri, 06/26/2020 New PACER Website

Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website,

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records...

Tue, 06/16/2020 General Order 20-0008: Order Regarding Chapter 13 Procedure Changes Resulting from CARES Act

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued General Order 20-0008, setting new policies in Chapter 13 cases resulting from the CARES Act.  Those policies concern notices of mortgage forbearance and requests...

Tue, 06/16/2020 Pro Bono/Pro Se Attorney Volunteer Recognition

INSB Pro Bono Recognition

Thu, 03/19/2020 General Order 20-0002: Order Concerning Temporary Waiver of Signature Requirement on Debtor's Documents

The Court’s ECF Administrative Policies and Procedures, which have the same effect as a local rule pursuant to Local Rule B-5005-4, provide that an attorney may use the accepted e-signature format for a debtor client on a document filed with the...