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News & Announcements: 2016

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, 2016-10-27
At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.  These changes will become effective December 1, 2016. Description Current Fee Approved New...
Wed, 2016-10-12
PUBLISHED FOR COMMENT AUGUST 2016The public comment period ends February 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and...
Wed, 2016-10-12
The United States Supreme Court submitted ten rule changes and one new rule to Congress April 28, 2016.  The effective date of these rules is December 1, 2016.  International Bankruptcy Cases.  Rule 1010(a) and Rule 1011(a) and (f) were amended...
Thu, 2016-11-03
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama announces that revised Local Rules 1006-1, 4001-1, 4002-1, and 5081-1 will become effective on December 1, 2015.    
Wed, 2016-08-03
A docket event has been created in CM/ECF for filing the Notice of Intent to Pay Chapter 13 Case Filing Fee through Chapter 13 Plan - Local form 1006-1(c). If this form is not filed with the application to pay filing fees in installments, it may be...
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
Wed, 2016-08-03
Effective February 1, 2016, the clerk's office will no longer review proofs of claim. If you have any questions, please email us at
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 questions, please email us at...
Thu, 2016-03-24
On April 1, 2016, 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...
Wed, 2016-03-30
Corrections to some of the existing Official Bankruptcy forms were approved by the Forms Subcommittee last week, and the AO has made the following changes: Form 423, Certificate of Financial Management, was corrected as follows: "If you are an...