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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.

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.

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.

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