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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.

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...

Fri, 02/21/2020 Coming Soon - - New Version of ChapMobile

On April 22, 2019, the Court began using a new internal calendar and chambers case management program called CHAP (Chambers Automation Program).  We are pleased to announce the newest version of the ChapMobile App will be released soon.  If you...

Wed, 02/12/2020 Forms and ECF Event Changes for Small Business Reorganization Act

The Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”) takes effect on February 19th. SBRA establishes a new Subchapter V within Chapter 11 and will result in changes to forms and to ECF events on its effective date. For more information click...

Mon, 02/03/2020 General Order 20-0001: Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules

The Court has adopted by general order the changes to the national rules needed to implement SBRA.  For more information review the general order here.  Watch for a notice about new ECF events for use...

Tue, 12/03/2019 Important Notice: Plan Form Corrected

A minor omission in the revised Chapter 13 plan form effective 12/1 has been corrected. For more information, click here.

Wed, 11/27/2019 Notice of Local Rules Amendment & Chapter 13 Plan Form Change Effective December 1st

The Judges have approved amendments to the local rules and the Chapter 13 plan form. More details appear in the notice, which you can access by clicking here

Tue, 10/29/2019 Proposed Amendments to Local Rules: Public Comment Period

The Court is considering proposed edits to its local rules and to the Chapter 13 plan form.  Comments are due by November 22nd.  To review the proposed edits, click...

Tue, 10/29/2019 Public Notice: Solicitation of Applicants to Serve as Subchapter V Trustees

The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the...

Wed, 06/26/2019 Chapter 13 Procedures Summit: Invitation to the Bar

The Court’s biennial Chapter 13 “summit” will take place on Friday, July 26th.  Because the retirement event for Bankruptcy Judge Basil H. Lorch III is scheduled for that afternoon, the summit will occur in the morning. For more details click...

Tue, 05/21/2019 Information on Case Assignments to Judge McCord and Transfer of Judge Lorch's Cases

Judge McCord has entered case assignment and many of Judge Lorch's cases will soon be transferred to her.  For details, click here.