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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.

Thu, 2014-11-20

 
Several changes to U.S. Courts’ Miscellaneous Fee Schedules, including two bankruptcy fee adjustments, will take effect Dec. 1, under amendments approved in September by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
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Tue, 2014-12-16

   

  The current four-year term of Kevin L. Butler, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham, expires 16 October 2015. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(g)(2)(A), provides...

Fri, 2015-01-23

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment...

Wed, 2014-12-31

 

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama Clerk's Office is pleased to announce the new members of the Clerk's Office Advisory Committee for...

Wed, 2015-01-28

 
During the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014, 936,795 cases were filed in federal bankruptcy courts, down from the 1,071,932 bankruptcy cases filed in calendar year 2013—a 12.6 percent drop in filings. The Administrative Office of...

Thu, 2015-02-12

 

Beginning March 2, 2015, debtors can voluntarily request to receive court-generated notices and orders by email rather than by U.S. mail. This free program is called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN). ...

Fri, 2015-02-13

The current 14-year term of office of The Honorable Margaret H. Murphy, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia at Atlanta, is due to expire on 18 October 2015. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh...

Fri, 2015-02-13

The current 14-year term of office of The Honorable John S. Dalis, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Georgia at Brunswick, is due to expire on 13 October 2015. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit...

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...

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).

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