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.

Wed, 11/26/2014

The Bankruptcy Court will be CLOSED on Friday, December 26, 2014, and Friday, January 2, 2015. These dates are in addition to the usual federal holiday closings at the end of the year.
 

Fri, 11/21/2014

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will take effect on December 1, 2014. These amendments address: 1) petitions involving the same debtors filed in different courts; 2) time limits for serving a summons and complaint; 3)...

Tue, 11/18/2014

Changes have been made to Judge Cary's self-scheduling hearing dates for September 2014.

Tue, 10/28/2014

The Judicial Employment Application form available on this Court's website has been updated. For those interested in applying for the Bankruptcy Judge position in Bangor, Maine, please...

Wed, 10/01/2014
  • The First Circuit Court of Appeals has announced a bankruptcy judge vacancy in the District of Maine (Bangor). The position description and...
Mon, 08/18/2014

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to the federal bankruptcy rules and forms, and requested that the proposal be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The public comment period...

Thu, 08/14/2014

The Bankruptcy Court (D. ME) will be closed on Tuesday, September 9, and Wednesday, September 10, for an all-staff training event. The Court will also close early on Monday, September 8, to allow staff to travel to the training location. The...

Tue, 05/27/2014

Effective Sunday, June 1, several bankruptcy fees are going up. The cost to file an adversary proceeding is going to $350 (from $293), and the cost to file new cases are shown below.

Chapter           Fee(effective 6/1/2014)...

Tue, 05/27/2014

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges has announced that it is now accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowships for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law....

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