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Pilot Telephonic Appearance Bridge for Chief Judge Williamson and Judge Colton
The Court is conducting a pilot project using a new telephonic appearance conference bridge. Effective August 1, 2016, those appearing telephonically at hearings before Chief Judge Williamson or Judge Colton will be required to use CourtSolutions. All persons who wish to listen to or participate in a scheduled hearing telephonically must register for a CourtSolutions account in addition to complying with newly updated Telephonic Appearance Procedures posted on the Court's external website. Those procedures may be viewed by clicking here. We encourage anyone who may wish to listen to or participate in a hearing telephonically before Chief Judge Williamson or Judge Colton to carefully review the process described in the Court's posted procedure and information contained on the CourtSolutions website which may be viewed by clicking here.

As part of its service, CourtSolutions offers hearing participants access to a Hearing Dashboard which provides a visual representation of the participants on the call, real-time information about who is speaking, the ability to "raise your hand" to be recognized by the Court and means for the Court to control the conduct of the hearing.

CourtSolutions is an independent service provider. By using CourtSolutions’ services, users are entering into a service agreement with CourtSolutions pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth on the CourtSolutions’ website and shall be solely responsible for any costs or other expenses incurred for those services provided.
Federal Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and new Rule 3015.1 Published for Public Comment

On July 1, 2016, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules published a proposed amendment to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and a new Rule 3015.1 and requested that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  
The proposed amendments, rules committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are posted on

The public comment period ends October 3, 2016.
Amendments to Local Rules effective - July 1, 2016

The Bankruptcy Judges of the Middle District of Florida have approved new and amended Local Rules, effective July 1, 2016.

Please click Here to view a memorandum from Hon. Caryl E. Delano summarizing the changes.

Click Here to access the new and amended Local Rules.