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.

Sun, 10/20/2019

Late in the evening of Friday, October 18, the Bankruptcy Court’s website and electronic filing servers shut down and were unavailable over the weekend. The issues arose at a centrally hosted US Courts data center and affected all federal courts...

Wed, 10/16/2019

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) was enacted into law. The SBRA creates a new subchapter V of chapter 11 for the reorganization of small business debtors. It creates an alternative procedure...

Fri, 09/27/2019

The Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System invites law students and lawyers to an upcoming diversity symposium, Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge? at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24...

Wed, 09/25/2019

At its September 17 meeting the Local Rules Committee endorsed two rule amendments that have now been posted for public comment. The proposed amendments are to LBR...

Mon, 09/23/2019

The MSBA Bankruptcy & Reorganization section is sponsoring a half day CLE seminar in Freeport on October 17. The seminar is called “Bankruptcy Developments” and will include sessions on the new Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019,...