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.

Thu, 01/09/2020

The Court has entered a new Standing Order adopting ‘Interim Rules’ designed to facilitate uniform implementation of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. The Interim Rules have...

Fri, 01/03/2020

Effective December 20, 2019, local rules 3002-1(e) and 9045-1 have been amended. The changes to LBR 3002-1(e) revise the time limit within which creditors added by amendment in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases must file a proof of claim and remove the...

Fri, 01/03/2020

The Bankruptcy Court is inviting comments about its Chapter 13 Plan Form (Local Form 2), which has been the required form for all Chapter 13 plans in the District of Maine since December 1, 2017. The Court seeks opinions...

Fri, 12/20/2019

The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine will be closed on December 24, 2019.

Thu, 12/12/2019

Changes have been made to...

Wed, 12/04/2019

Effective December 1, 2019, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 4001, 6007, 9036, and 9037 have been amended. In addition, Official Form 122A-1 (Chapter 7...

Wed, 11/13/2019

On the extremely unlikely chance that readers of this announcement have not already reviewed in detail the Minutes of the September 17, 2019, meeting of the Court’s Local Rules Committee, those same readers might find it useful to do so. A well...

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