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News & Announcements

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, 02/13/2020

The Court has updated its guidelines for consent orders resolving stay relief motions in consumer cases filed on or after March 1, 2020. Attorneys should review the ...

Tue, 12/17/2019

Judge Douglas Dodd will hold a bench bar conference in his courtroom on January 29, 2020, at the conclusion of the chapter 13 docket (approximately 11:00 a.m.).    A light lunch will be provided. 

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Mon, 12/16/2019

Please take notice that amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Official Form 122A-1 went into effect on December 1, 2019. For a complete set of materials regarding the rules and form changes, use the link below.


Wed, 12/04/2019

Standing Order 2019-3 directs debtors and counsel to verify direct payments prior to the chapter 13  confirmation hearing. Local Form 7 must be used for compliance to this order.


Fri, 11/22/2019

The Court will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. The Court will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, December 2.

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...