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News & Announcements: 2022

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, 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...
Thu, 2022-06-23
The bankruptcy court will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day   The CM/ECF system will be available, and electronic documents may be filed or accessed during this time.    For case information, please call the...
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...
Mon, 2022-03-07
Based on CDC recommendations for Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties, masks will be optional in Bankruptcy Courtrooms 1 and 3 in the Robert S. Vance Building and in the Bankruptcy Courtroom in the Tuscaloosa Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse...
Thu, 2022-02-17
Attn:  All Northern District Bankruptcy Attorneys who practice in Huntsville, Decatur, or Florence  All attorneys practicing in the Northern District of Alabama, Northern Division are invited and encouraged to attend a Meeting conducted by the Court...
Thu, 2022-01-20
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division (Tuscaloosa), will not resume in-person hearings February 1, 2022.  Absent a special setting or notice, hearings will be telephonic: 1-877-336-1280, Access...