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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, 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). ...

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...

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...

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...

Mon, 2014-12-01

 
A number of amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure and official bankruptcy forms became effective December 1, 2014. The changes to the...

Mon, 2014-11-24

 

The United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma prepared the following video and materials outlining forthcoming updates to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Official Forms, and...

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, 2014-11-04

 

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

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...

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