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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.

Tue, 2016-05-03

Bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2016, compared with the year ending March 31, 2015, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The March 2016 annual bankruptcy...

Mon, 2016-04-25

We created a docket event in CM/ECF for filing a Motion to Approve Loan Modification. The event can be found under Bankruptcy > Motions/Applications > Approve Loan Modification.

If you have any questions, please...

Wed, 2016-03-30

Corrections to some of the existing Official Bankruptcy forms were approved by the Forms Subcommittee last week, and the AO has made the following changes:

  • Form 423, Certificate of Financial Management, was corrected as follows:...
Thu, 2016-03-24

On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will become effective.  The adjusted dollar amounts will apply to cases...

Fri, 2016-01-29

The current five-year term of J. Thomas Corbett, United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama, expires 4 December 2016.  As authorized under the Regulations of the Judicial  Conference of the United States Governing...

Fri, 2016-01-22

Effective February 1, 2016, we are changing our hours of operation in all four division Clerk's Offices.  We will continue to open at 8:00 a.m., but we will close our offices to the public at 4:00 p.m. 
If you have any...

Mon, 2016-01-04

Local Form LR 3015-1 A has been revised.  Section IV has been revised to add more space in the “Other Provisions” section.
Local Form LR 3015-1 A can be found on our website at http://...

Tue, 2015-12-22

Local Form 1006-1(c) has been revised.  The fourth paragraph has been revised to clarify that it applies to pre-confirmation dismissal.  Local Form 1006-1(c) can be found on our website at ...

Wed, 2015-10-28

Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Continue Fall. 

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2015—the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015—totaled 860,182, down 11 percent from the 963,739 bankruptcy filings in FY 2014...

Fri, 2015-10-23

The Court has become aware of a scam targeting bankruptcy filers.  Please view the recently published article for additional information.

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