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AVAILABILITY OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP POSITION IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AT MIAMI (Posted: Friday, June 3, 2022)


The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida at Miami. Please note all applications must be submitted by potential nominees to the Circuit Executive's Office and must be received by July 22, 2022.

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AVAILABILITY OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP POSITION IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AT MIAMI (Posted: Friday, June 3, 2022)


Updates to the Court's Negative Notice List, Accompanying Orders List, and Procedure Manual (Posted: Monday, May 2, 2022)

The Court has posted its revised Negative Notice List and Accompanying Orders List, effective May 2, 2022.

Updates to NN List: (a) Motions for Relief from Stay that include a request for prospective relief are no longer authorized to be filed on negative notice; and (b) only the Trustee may submit an order modifying a Chapter 12 or a Chapter 13 plan.

Updates to the Accompanying Orders List include: (a) Application for Compensation that does not exceed $1,000 (for requests exceeding $1,000, the negative notice provisions of Local Rule 2002-4 and as set forth in the Court's Negative Notice List apply); and (b) Motion for Order Confirming Termination of Automatic Stay in Chapter 13 under Paragraph 9 of the Court's Administrative Order Governing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases and Local Rule 4001-1(c)(2)(B).

To view the Court's revised lists, use the following links:

Click HERE to view the Court's updated Negative Notice List.
Click HERE to view the Court's updated Accompanying Orders List.

Updates to the Court's Procedure Manual:

Telephonic Appearances Click HERE
Motion for Relief from Stay- Chapter 7 Click HERE
Motion for Relief from Co-debtor Stay Click HERE


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2022)

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JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG LAWYERS (Posted: Monday, April 18, 2022)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Thursday, May 19, 2022, from Noon to 1:15 pm by Zoom. Login Information will be provided to the first 100 who RSVP. Judge McEwen's special guest for this program is: Dr. Ruediger Mueller, President and Co-Founder of TCMI, INC., Management Consulting for Corporate Renewal.

Program Title: HOW TO AVOID STORMY SEAS: FORECASTING CASH FLOW FOR SMOOTH SAILING UNDER SUNNY SKIES

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AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL RULES AND COMMENT FORM (Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2022)

The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida are considering proposed amendments to the Local Rules. The proposals are posted below for public comment commencing on March 29, 2022. The public comment period ends on April 29, 2022. When promulgated by the judges, the amended Local Rules will become effective on July 1, 2022.

Attorneys and parties who appear before the Court are encouraged to review the proposed amendments. The Court appreciates all comments and will consider them prior to the promulgation of the new and amended Local Rules.

Click HERE to review the proposed amended rules.

Click HERE to provide comments regarding the proposed amendments.


JUDGE JASON A. BURGESS AND JUDGE TIFFANY GEYER SWORN IN AS MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA BANKRUPTCY JUDGES (Posted: Friday, March 25, 2022)

ORLANDO, FL - The Honorable Jason A. Burgess and the Honorable Tiffany Geyer were recently sworn in as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida's newest bankruptcy judges.

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NEXTGEN CM/ECF PLANNED OUTAGE: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 5, 2022 (Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2022)

Due to scheduled maintenance, the NextGen CM/ECF application will be offline and unavailable from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG LAWYERS (Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2022)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Thursday, March 3, 2022, from Noon to 1:15 pm by Zoom. Login Information will be provided to the first 100 who RSVP. Judge McEwen's special guests for this program are: Christopher Emden, Attorney for the Department of Justice and Charles Stohlman, Esquire.

Program Title: TALKING TAX PART II: FROM THE DEBTOR'S PERSPECTIVE

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NEXTGEN CM/ECF PLANNED OUTAGE: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 12, 2022 (Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2022)

Due to scheduled maintenance, the NextGen CM/ECF application will be offline and unavailable from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022.


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Monday, January 31, 2022)

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JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2021)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from Noon to 1:15 pm by Zoom. Login Information will be provided to the first 100 who RSVP. Judge McEwen's special guests for this program is: Christopher Emden, Attorney for the Department of Justice and the Program Moderator is: Charles Stohlman, Esquire.

Program Title: TALKING TAX PART I: FROM THE IRS'S PERSPECTIVE

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EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2021 - AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE (Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021)

Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate and Bankruptcy Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 14, 2021. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the rules memorandum took effect on December 1, 2021.

Click HERE to view the Current Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Click HERE to view the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.


UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO CHAPTER 11 PERIODIC REPORTS - EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30, 2021 (Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2021)

The U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) has posted updated versions of the UST Form 11-MOR, Monthly Operating Reports ("MOR") and UST Form 11-PCR, Post-confirmation Reports ("PCR") on its website. The new forms apply to all Chapter 11 cases, other than small business cases and subchapter V cases.

For important information regarding the new forms, please visit https://www.justice.gov/ust/chapter-11-operating-reports.

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JUDGES GRACE E. ROBSON AND JACOB. A BROWN SWORN IN AS MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA BANKRUPTCY JUDGES (Posted: Monday, November 15, 2021)

JACKSONVILLE, FL - On November 3, 2021, the Honorable Grace E. Robson and the Honorable Jacob A. Brown were sworn in as the newest bankruptcy judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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PUBLIC NOTICE - REAPPOINTMENT OF CHIEF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CARYL E. DELANO, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA (Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2021)

The current 14-year term of The Honorable Caryl E. Delano, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida at Tampa, is due to expire on June 24, 2022. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Chief Bankruptcy Judge Delano to a new 14-year term of office. Under reappointment, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Delano would continue to perform the statutory responsibilities of a bankruptcy judge.

Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals concerning the reappointment of Chief Bankruptcy Judge Delano to a new 14-year term of office in Tampa. Comments must be received no later than December 16, 2021.

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THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2021)

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** REMINDER ** (Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021)

Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee
Solicits Proposals for New or Revised Local Rules

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit suggestions, comments, and proposals for new Local Rules or revisions to the current Local Rules is Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Interested parties, including members of the Bar and Court employees, may CLICK HERE to submit their recommendations to the Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee.


JUDGE WILLIAMSON'S NEW PROCEDURES FOR COURT APPEARANCES - EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 (Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021)

Judge Williamson has issued new Procedures for Court Appearances to be effective September 13, 2021.

CLICK HERE to view the new procedures.


Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee Solicits Proposals for New or Revised Local Rules (Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2021)

The Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee invites interested parties, including members of the Bar and Court employees, to submit their suggestions, comments, and proposals for proposed new Local Rules or revisions to our current Local Rules. Suggestions should be submitted no later than September 15, 2021.

Click HERE to submit recommendations to the Committee.


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2021)

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