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Thu, 2016-10-27

At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. 

These changes will become effective December 1, 2016.

Wed, 2016-10-12

The public comment period ends February 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have...

Wed, 2016-10-12

The United States Supreme Court submitted ten rule changes and one new rule to Congress April 28, 2016.  The effective date of these rules is December 1, 2016. 

  • International Bankruptcy Cases.  Rule 1010(a) and...
Tue, 2014-03-11

An in-depth look at the caseload of the federal courts can be found in the...

Mon, 2014-04-21

As of April 16, 2014, Michael Ford is appointed as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern Division of the Northern District of Alabama.

Fri, 2014-04-25

Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014, fell 11 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2013, according to statistics released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S....

Wed, 2014-05-07

The Judicial Conference has amended and increased filing fees for bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. The administrative fee, which is assessed at filing in every bankruptcy case, was formerly $46 for each chapter. On June 1, 2014, the...

Wed, 2014-09-17

Today card sale transactions from 9/16/14 were double reported in CIR. Card refunds were double debited. tech support worked with Vantiv to identify the problem.

Currently the non-duplicated transaction...

Tue, 2014-10-28

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2014—the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014—totaled 963,739, down 13 percent from the 1.1 million bankruptcy filings in FY 2013, according to statistics released today by the...

Tue, 2014-11-04


At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee...