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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.

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.

Tue, 2015-10-13

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama announces the posting
of proposed revised Local Rules 1006-1, 4001-1, 4002-1, and 5081-1 for public comment.

(Comment Period Ends November 13, 2015...

Thu, 2015-07-30

Effective July 27, 2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has entered Administrative Order 15-03 appointing Joseph E. Bulgarella as Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern...

Fri, 2015-07-17

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 155(b), the Honorable Margaret A. Mahoney is recalled into service as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of Alabama on an ad hoc full-time basis.  Judge Mahoney will begin hearing cases in the...

Wed, 2015-06-24

Effective July 1, 2015, the Honorable James J. Robinson will be the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Wed, 2015-04-15

(Rebroadcast on Monday, April 27)

Certain Eastern Division cases may be administered in Birmingham.  We have created a new CM/ECF event, Motion to Administer Case in Birmingham, that lawyers can use to file these motions. 

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Wed, 2015-03-18

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has increased the PDF file size limit in CM/ECF from 1.5 MB (1,536 KB) to 5.0 MB (5,120 KB).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at...

Thu, 2015-02-19

While business is increasingly conducted using smart phones, tablets and laptops, debtors who file for bankruptcy protection continue to receive paper copies of court notices and orders by regular mail — a practice that consumes both time and...

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