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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, 07/30/2019

The ePOC program allows the automatic filing of a proof of claim with our court, without the need for a CM/ECF login. More information is available here.

Wed, 04/03/2019

Automatic Adjustment of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code and Forms

On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the ...

Wed, 01/23/2019

Standing Order 2019-1 extends deadlines applicable to United States Governmental Units during Government Shutdown. 


Fri, 05/25/2018

Standing Order 2018-1 establishes a new deadline for filing motions to continue hearings or to withdraw objections or responses to matters noticed or set for hearing.

Motions to continue hearings or to withdraw documents must be filed and...

Fri, 01/19/2018

The Clerk's office occasionally must notify debtors about rescheduled hearings and/or meetings of creditors, whether or not they have counsel. The winter storm this week was one of those times; the 2016 floods and sometimes hurricanes are others...

Tue, 01/16/2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Dakota. The position will have its duty...

Wed, 11/01/2017

Rule and form changes are scheduled to go into effect December 1, 2017. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is providing informational material to prepare for the upcoming changes. Please see below for new versions of the local rules, a redlined version...

Wed, 08/23/2017

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Tue, 08/01/2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas at Houston. The position will require regular...

Fri, 06/30/2017

In April 2017, the United States Supreme Court officially adopted a recommendation from the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approving a package of rule amendments, a new rule, and an Official Form for chapter 13 plans. The form and...