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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.

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...
Fri, 2016-01-29
The current five-year term of J. Thomas Corbett, United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama, expires 4 December 2016.  As authorized under the Regulations of the Judicial  Conference of the United States Governing...
Mon, 2016-04-25
We created a docket event in CM/ECF for filing a Motion to Approve Loan Modification. The event can be found under Bankruptcy > Motions/Applications > Approve Loan Modification. If you have any questions, please email us at ecftrain@alnb....
Thu, 2016-05-12
At its March 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved amendments to the record retrieval fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, as well as on the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on...
Mon, 2016-05-09
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama announces the posting of proposed revised Local Rule 2090-1 for public comment. Comment period ends June 6, 2016.
Wed, 2013-10-23
During calendar year 2012, 1.1 million bankruptcy petitions were filed by individuals with primarily consumer debt. Filers had a median average monthly income of $2,743, most filed under chapter 7, and for more debtors in 2012 this was not the first...
Thu, 2013-11-21
Financial management course providers are allowed to file the certificate of completion for debtors.