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New website features went live September 29, 2017 - October 6, 2017

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Chapter 13 Model Plan Required in All Divisions as of September 15, 2017; Fourth Amended Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases, effective September 15, 2017. - September 14, 2017

As permitted by new Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3015.1, the judges of the Middle District of Florida have elected to “opt out” of the Official Form of Chapter 13 Plan and have approved a Local Form Model Chapter 13 Plan. The Model Plan was posted for 30-days’ public comment on August 1, 2017. At the conclusion of the public comment period, the judges and the Chapter 13 trustees reviewed the comments and made several minor revisions to the Model Plan. The new Local Form Model Plan is required in all Divisions as of September 15, 2017.

Please click HERE for the Local Form Model Plan required as of September 15, 2017; click HERE for Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson’s August 1, 2017 memorandum outlining the proposed revisions to the form of Model Plan previously in use in the Tampa and Fort Myers Division; and HERE for the Fourth Amended Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases, effective September 15, 2017.

The Clerk’s Office IT Staff is developing a fillable PDF version of the Model Plan that will allow for the “collapse” of all non-applicable sections of the Model Plan. The PDF version of the Model Plan will be made available as soon as this process is complete.


September 14, 2017 Hearings in Ft. Myers to Be Rescheduled - September 13, 2017

Please see attached memo from Judge Delano regarding rescheduling of September 14, 2017 hearings.

Please Click HERE to view.

CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA - ALL DIVISION - DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA - September 11, 2017

All divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

All court hearings scheduled for September 12, 2017 are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person in any division of United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida. Additionally, the Office of the United States Trustee has cancelled ALL Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations.


COOP Site: UPDATED CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA UPDATED - September 8, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court Tampa Division will be CLOSED on Friday, September 8, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, September 11, 2017.

All court hearings scheduled during this period are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person at the United States Bankruptcy Court Tampa Division. Additionally, the Office of the United States Trustee has cancelled ALL Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Monday in Tampa.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations in each Division.


CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA - September 8, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court Tampa Division will be CLOSED on Monday, September 11, 2017.

All court hearings scheduled during this period are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person at the United States Bankruptcy Court Tampa Division. Additionally, the Office of the United States Trustee has cancelled ALL Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Monday in Tampa.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations in each Division.


CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ORLANDO DIVISION DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA - September 8, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court Orlando Division will be CLOSED on Friday, September 8, 2017 and Monday, September 11, 2017.

All court hearings scheduled during this period are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person at the United States Bankruptcy Court Orlando Division. Additionally, the Office of the United States Trustee has cancelled ALL Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Friday, Monday and Tuesday in Orlando.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations in each Division.


CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE DIVISION DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA - September 7, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court Jacksonville Division will be CLOSED on Friday, September 8, 2017 and Monday, September 11, 2017.

All court hearings scheduled during this period are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person at the United States Bankruptcy Court Jacksonville Division. Additionally, the Office of the United States Trustee has cancelled ALL Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Friday, Monday and Tuesday in Jacksonville.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations in each Division.


Fourth Amended Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases, effective September 15, 2017 - September 1, 2017

The Fourth Amended Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases, effective September 15, 2017, provides for the preconfirmation disbursement of adequate protection payments to lessors, and if an executory contract or lease is assumed, for the prompt cure of any arrearages.


New Telephonic Interpreter Services - August 22, 2017

The Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association (CFBLA) has contracted with Language Line Services to provide over-the-phone telephonic interpretation services for litigants in civil cases pending in the bankruptcy court of the Middle District of Florida. Language Line Services is a recognized leader of the telephonic interpretation industry providing interpreter services in more than 240 languages. Use of Language Line Services is straightforward, effective, and efficient. The courtroom deputy phones Language Line Services, just as they would a witness appearing by telephone, enters a code, requests the language needed, and then a qualified interpreter will be on the line to interpret the proceeding.


Reminder of August 31, 2017 Deadline to Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Model Chapter 13 Plan and Comment Form - August 21, 2017

The public comment period regarding proposed revisions to the Model 13 Chapter Plan expires on August 31, 2017. Please click HERE for a memorandum from Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson regarding the proposed revisions, click HERE for the Proposed Model Plan, and click HERE for the revised Administrative Order. The revisions will be effective September 15, 2017.

Please click HERE to comment on the proposed Model Plan.


Notice of Changes to Order Establishing Presumptively Reasonable Fees for Chapter 13 Debtors’ Attorneys in the Tampa and Fort Myers Divisions - August 21, 2017

Please click HERE for a memorandum from Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson regarding the Second Amended Order Establishing Reasonable Debtor’s Attorney's Fees for the Tampa and Fort Myers Divisions, entered this date. Please click HERE to review the Second Amended Order.


The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to rules and forms - August 18, 2017 - August 18, 2017

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. Appellate Rules: 3, 13, 26.1, 28, and 32. Bankruptcy Rules: 2002, 4001, 6007, 9036, 9037, and Official Form 410.

Criminal Rules: New Criminal Rule 16.1, Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, and Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings. Rules of Evidence: 807.

The information is posted in a printable format for those who prefer hard copies. The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the Judiciary’s website at:
http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment.


Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee Solicits Proposals for New or Revised Local Rules - August 3, 2017

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, 2017.

You may click the link below to submit recommendations to the committee.
http://pacer.flmb.uscourts.gov/localrules/comments-with-form-LocalRules.asp


Memo from Chief Judge Williamson Regarding Proposed Revisions to Model Chapter 13 Plan and Public Comment Form - August 1, 2017


Please click HERE for a memorandum from Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson regarding proposed revisions to the Model Chapter 13 Plan and the Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases, click HERE for the Proposed Model Plan, and click HERE for the revised Administrative Order. The revisions will be effective September 15, 2017.

The public comment period ends on August 31, 2017. Please click HERE to provide comments regarding the proposed Model Plan.


The Court's latest Court Connection Newsletter is currently available. - July 31, 2017

Click here to view the July 2017 edition.


Judge McEwen's Mentoring Program For New Bankruptcy Lawyers - July 26, 2017 - July 13, 2017

The next session of Judge McEwen’s mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the bankruptcy court’s training room on the 5th floor, Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in Tampa.

EFFECTIVE OPENING STATEMENTS & CLOSING ARGUMENTS

Specific topics include do's & Don'ts and Objectionable statements & arguments.

Speakers:

Lanse Scriven
Kevin McLaughlin
Traci Koster

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National of Conference Bankruptcy Judges - Blackshear Presidential Fellowship - June 30, 2017

The Blackshear Presidential Fellowship, named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Cornelius Blackshear, now retired from the Southern District of New York, provides both waived National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges conference registration ($975 value) and a stipend to help defray reasonable travel and hotel expenses for five up-and-coming minority practitioners (with 5-10 years of experience) who wish to attend the annual meeting of the NCBJ and who otherwise meet the selection criteria. This program will provide a stipend/scholarship of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses, such stipend not to exceed $1,500.

Please copy and paste into your browser the link below for the Blackshear Proclamation and Application to the NCBJ 2017 Annual Conference. Applications must be submitted no later than July 17, 2017. The application and supporting documents must be sent via email to Kathy_Surratt-States@moeb.uscourts.gov.

Go here for the proclamation and application: www.ncbj.org/?page=BlackshearFellowship.

Note: If you make more than the published salary cap and want to be considered, simply ask that the selection committee exercise its discretion to increase the cap, and indicate that Judge McEwen suggested you do that. Further, if you don't have five years' experience but have as much as two, simply ask that the selection committee exercise its discretion to lower the experience floor, and, again, say Judge McEwen suggested that.


Reappointment of Roberta A. Colton, US Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida - June 20, 2017

Please click here to view a public notice by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding reappointment of Judge Roberta A. Colton.

Please submit any comments to Mr. James P. Gerstenlaurer, Circuit Executive, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, at the address provided in the notice, no later than 4 August 2017.


Amendments to Local Rules effective - July 1, 2017 - June 20, 2017

The Bankruptcy Judges of the Middle District of Florida have approved new and amended Local Rules, effective July 1, 2017.

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.


CM/ECF Schedule Downtime - April 26, 2017

The Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court CM/ECF Application will undergo scheduled maintenance this Sunday, April 30th from 8am until 2pm. During this maintenance the CM/ECF Application will be offline and unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience.


The Court's latest Court Connection Newsletter is currently available. - April 25, 2017

Click here to view the April 2017 edition.


Pay.gov will not be available Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6:00pm to Midnight. - April 25, 2017

Pay.gov is being upgraded to version 7.0 and will be deployed to production. This deployment will require a total service interruption during this time period. Please contact Pay.gov Customer Support at (800) 624-1373, option 2, or pay.gov.clev@clev.frb.org with any questions or concerns regarding Pay.gov release 7.0.


Judge Catherine Peek McEwen: Continuances based on prior calendar conflict - April 6, 2017

In cases before Judge McEwen, if the Court sets a hearing or trial that presents a conflict with a previously scheduled obligation of a party or counsel, then such person shall promptly file a motion to reschedule the hearing or trial to an earlier or later date.

Click here for the memo.


Proposed Amended and New Local Rules and Comment Form - April 4, 2017

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 April 4, 2017. The public comment period ends on May 19, 2017. When promulgated by the judges, the amended and new Local Rules will become effective on July 1, 2017.

Click here to view the proposed amendments to Local Rules.

Click here to provide comments regarding the proposed amendments.


Clerk of Court Selection - March 30, 2017

On March 29, 2017, Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court, announced the selection of Sheryl L. Loesch for Clerk of Court for the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court to replace Lee Ann Bennett who became the new Deputy Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Sheryl has a wealth of experience and is no stranger to the Court. She served for the past 18 years as the Clerk of Court for Middle District of Florida District Court and previously served as the Chief Deputy in the District of Kansas District Court. In addition, Sheryl served on many national committees for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and is a past President of the Federal Court Clerks Association. Sheryl is dedicated to the Judiciary and to the staff who serve in the Judiciary.


The Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court Website - March 22, 2017

The Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court Website - www.flmb.uscourts.gov will undergo scheduled maintenance this Sunday, March 26th from 12pm (noon) until 6pm. During this maintenance, the website will be offline and unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience.


CM/ECF Scheduled Maintenance Sunday, March 12 - March 7, 2017

The CM/ECF application will undergo scheduled maintenance this Sunday, March 12th from 8am until 12pm (noon). During this maintenance, the CM/ECF application will be offline. The application will be unavailable to file documents or accept new cases. Thank you for your support.


Clerk of Court Position Announcement - United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida - March 1, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida is seeking a senior level executive with experience as an administrator of a large, diverse, and innovative organization to serve as the Clerk of Court for one of the nation’s busiest bankruptcy courts.

For further details, click here to see Announcement No. 17-03.


Bankruptcy Judgeship Position in the Middle District of Alabama at Montgomery - February 27, 2017

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 Middle District of Alabama at Montgomery.

For further details, click here to see the announcement.


Judge McEwen's Mentoring Program for New Bankruptcy Lawyers - February 27, 2017

The next session of Judge McEwen’s mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the bankruptcy court’s training room on the 5th floor, Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in Tampa.

Learn it the way new Judges are taught:

“Organization and Jurisdiction of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts” by Judge Martin Glenn

Please Click HERE to view.

New AO Deputy Director Named - February 23, 2017

On February 23, 2017, Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, today announced the appointment of Lee Ann Bennett, the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court of the Middle District of Florida, as the new Deputy Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Lee Ann will serve as Deputy to AO Director James C. Duff. Lee Ann has served as the Clerk of Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court for the past 10 years and was the Deputy Clerk for three years. 

She has held various positions in the Middle District of Florida since 1991. She received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Leadership from the AO in 2015.

For more information click here.


The Court's latest Court Connection Newsletter is currently available. - January 25, 2017


Click Here to view the January 2017 edition.


Updated Negative Notice Legend - Effective December 8, 2016 - December 8, 2016

As a result of the recent amendment to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9006(f), the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida has updated it's negative notice legend used in accordance with Local Rule 2002-4. The attached document shows a red line and a final version of the updated legend. All filers should begin using the updated legend immediately. Papers filed using the incorrect negative notice legend may result in an order abating.

Please Click HERE to view.

CM/ECF Maintenance - November 23, 2016

The CM/ECF application will be offline Saturday 11/26 from 10am - 5pm EST for a maintenance procedure.

During the maintenance the CM/ECF application will be offline and unavailable.


Filing Fee Increases and Changes effective December 1, 2016 - November 8, 2016

Please be aware of increases to fees included in the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Scheduled (28 U.S.C. 1930) effective December 1, 2016.

Filing fees for the following motions will increase to $181.00
Motion to Withdraw the Reference of a Case 
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property of the Estate 
Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay 
Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free and Clear of Liens under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) 

Exemplification fee for any document will increase to $22.00.

CD reproduction of recording of proceedings fee will increase to $31.

Filing fees for filing Amendments to Schedules D and E/F, list of creditors or mailing matrix will increase to $31.00.

Fee for conducting a search of the bankruptcy court records will increase to $31.00.

Filing or indexing a paper not in a pending case or proceeding, including registering a judgment from another district will increase to $47.00.


Judge McEwen's Mentoring Program for New Bankruptcy Lawyers: Chapter 13 Motion Practice - November 8, 2016

The next session of Judge McEwen’s mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the bankruptcy court’s training room on the 5th floor, Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in Tampa. Judge McEwen’s special guests for this program are Chapter 13 Trustees:

Jon Waage and Kelly Remick

Please Click HERE to view.

The Court's latest Court Connection Newsletter is currently available - October 25, 2016

Click Here to view the October 2016 edition.


CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW - October 6, 2016

The United States Bankruptcy Court Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando Divisions will be CLOSED on Friday, October 7, 2016.

All court hearings scheduled during this period are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person at the United States Bankruptcy Court Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando Divisions. The court will also be CLOSED on Monday, October 10, 2016, in observance of Columbus Day.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations in each Division.


CLOSING OF UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE AND ORLANDO DIVISIONS DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW - October 5, 2016

The United States Bankruptcy Court Jacksonville and Orlando Divisions will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2016.

All court hearings scheduled during this period are cancelled. Attorneys and the public will NOT be able to conduct routine business in person at the United States Bankruptcy Court Jacksonville and Orlando Divisions. Additionally, the Office of the United States Trustee has cancelled ALL Section 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Jacksonville and Orlando Divisions. The court will also be CLOSED on Monday, October 10, 2016, in observance of Columbus Day.

The court is expected to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The public is advised to continue to check the court’s website at www.flmb.uscourts.gov and listen to all local news broadcasts for information on the status of federal court operations in each Division.


Updated Negative Notice List - October 4, 2016

The Court has updated its Negative Notice List, posted on the Court's external website. The update addresses negative notice in adversary proceedings. Because negative notice is required in adversary proceedings, the term "permissive" was removed from the title of the list as well. The adversary section list items excepted from the negative notice requirement. Negative notice for items included on the list for bankruptcy cases remains permissive. You may view the updated list by clicking here.

We have received reports that when using Internet Explorer, the updated list, dated October 3, 2016, does not display. If you have this issue, you may need to clear your cookies and cache or use an alternative browser.


Jacksonville Division Closed - Friday, September 2, 2016. - September 1, 2016

Due to inclement weather, the Jacksonville Division will be closed on Friday, September 2, 2016.


Tropical Storm Hermine - Court to Remain Open - August 31, 2016

Please be advised that the Clerk's office in all staffed divisions will remain open on Thursday, September 1, 2016 and Friday, September 2, 2016. All hearings and meetings of creditors will continue as scheduled. Should conditions warrant closure or cancelation of hearings, the Court's website will be updated and an announcement will be broadcasted via email and the Court's Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Judge McEwen's Mentoring Program For New Bankruptcy Lawyers - August 18, 2016

The next session of Judge McEwen’s mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the bankruptcy court’s training room on the 5th floor, Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in Tampa. Judge McEwen’s special guest for this program is: Thomas Newcomb Hyde, Esq.
Program Title: Professionalism Standards and Resolution Of Professionalism Complaints.

Please Click HERE to view.

CM/ECF Maintenance Cancelled - August 9, 2016

CANCELLED - These upgrades are being rescheduled to a later date to be determined.
During the weekends of August 20 and August 27, upgrades to core IT infrastructure will occur. These upgrades are expected to take place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on Saturday to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. The CM/ECF systems will be off line during this maintenance window.


Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee Solicits Proposals for New or Revised Local Rules - August 1, 2016

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, 2016.

You may click the link below to submit recommendations to the committee.
http://pacer.flmb.uscourts.gov/localrules/comments-with-form.asp


Pilot Telephonic Appearance Bridge for Chief Judge Williamson and Judge Colton - July 19, 2016

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 - July 1, 2016


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 uscourts.gov.

The public comment period ends October 3, 2016.


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