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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, 2019-10-18
On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) will go into effect – long before the normal three-year rules amendment process runs its course. As a temporary measure, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy...
Tue, 2019-09-10
Michele T. Hatcher, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Alabama, Northern Division (hereinafter “Trustee”) is accepting applications from qualified individuals for employment as Staff Attorney. The position is available...
Tue, 2019-08-20
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The public comment period ends...
Tue, 2019-08-13
The instructions for filing an application for payment of unclaimed funds have been updated and a new local form has been created. The updated instructions and the new local form ALNB LBF 1340 – Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds - can be...
Fri, 2019-03-08
On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and 28 U.S.C. § 1409(b) will become effective. These adjusted dollars apply in cases filed on or after April 1, 2019.  Additional...
Thu, 2019-01-31
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has revised LR 3015-1(c) Certificate of Service for Ch 13 Plan, effective January 2019.  The revised form may be found on the Court's website, "Forms" tab, select "Local Forms".
Thu, 2019-01-24
To assist attorneys, we have added a 30 Day Attorney Calendar Report to our website that will allow attorneys to search for cases that are set for hearing within the next 30 days.    The 30 Day Attorney Calendar Report can be found under the Court...
Wed, 2019-01-02
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has made revisions to the Chapter 13 Plan; the...

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