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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, 2022-08-16
Agencies are notified that on Saturday, August 20, 2022, beginning at 6:00 pm (ET), Pay.gov will conduct a Disaster Recovery Exercise (DRE) and transfer production system operations from the primary data center in Dallas, Texas (DOC) to the...
Tue, 2022-08-16
The public comment period opened today, August 15, 2022, and closes on February 16, 2023, regarding the following proposed amendments to existing rules and forms, as well as one new rule: Appellate Rules 32, 35, 40, and Appendix on Length Limits...
Tue, 2022-08-16
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama is increasing the maximum attorney compensation exempt from fee application, pursuant to Bankr. N.D. Ala. Rule 2016-1(1), to $4,500.00 for debtors (an "Exempt Fee"). This is effective...
Mon, 2022-08-01
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, is accepting applications for a Term Law Clerk. This position has a 1 year and 1 day term, up to 2 years at the judge’s discretion, with a basic work...
Thu, 2022-06-23
On June 21, 2022, the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act was signed into law. The Act amends Section 1182(1) of the Bankruptcy Code to include...
Wed, 2022-05-11
Please see Administrative Order 22-01 (Effective May 16, 2022) for the Northern Division - Amended Administrative Order Requiring Proposed Orders to be Submitted Timely Under...
Mon, 2022-03-28
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), as amended by the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021, temporary amendments were made to the following Official Forms (the CARES Act amendments): Official...
Mon, 2022-03-14
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama upgraded to NextGen 1.6.3 on March 11, 2022.  With this upgrade, the system will automatically reject improperly formatted PDFs.  Click the link below for a guide on proper PDF...
Mon, 2022-03-14
A free look is provided to case participants when a new pleading or claim is filed. Some antivirus programs access links within emails to verify their safety; in some cases, this can use the free look that was intended for the case participant. In...
Wed, 2022-03-09
On April 1, 2022, 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 filed on...

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