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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)

Click HERE to view the July 2021 edition.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Tuesday, August 17, 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 are: Brian Fitzgerald, Esquire (Counsel To Hillsborough County Tax Collector); Patrick Bryant, Esquire (Former Counsel To Manatee County Tax Collector); and Christine Herendeen, Esquire (Chapter 7 Trustee).

Program Title: DEALING WITH AD VALOREM TAX CLAIMS IN BANKRUPTCY

Click HERE to view the full announcement.


AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE - AUGUST 1, 2021 (Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021)

The Bankruptcy Judges of the Middle District of Florida have approved new and amended Local Rules, effective August 1, 2021.

Please click HERE to view a memorandum from Judge Lori V. Vaughan summarizing the changes.

Click HERE to access the new and amended Local Rules.


DUE TO TROPICAL STORM ELSA, THE TAMPA COURTHOUSE AND THE BANKRUPTCY COURT'S TAMPA INTAKE WINDOW WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC (Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2021)

Due to Tropical Storm Elsa, the Tampa Courthouse and the Bankruptcy Court's Tampa intake window will be closed to the public from Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 3 p.m. until Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Noon.

Non-CM/ECF Users are encouraged to continue to file documents by email, fax, and U.S. Mail.

CLICK HERE to view Administrative Order FLMB 2021-2 which details filing procedures for parties not represented by an attorney.


AVAILABILITY OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP POSITION IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AT JACKSONVILLE (Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021)

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 Florida at Jacksonville. The position has become available due to the retirement of Judge Cynthia C. Jackson.

Click HERE to view the full notice.

Click HERE to access the application.


IMPORTANT UPDATES TO THE COURT'S PROCEDURE MANUAL (Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2021)

The following procedures and forms have been updated in the Court's Procedure Manual. Attorneys and their staff members should review these updates and revise their own internal procedures and forms if necessary.
  1. Negative Notice Legend for Fee Applications. Click HERE for information.

  2. Motions to Determine Post-petition Fees, Expenses, or Charges under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3002.1(e). Click HERE for information.

  3. Form Order Granting Debtor's Motion to Determine Secured Status of Claim and Void Junior Lien. Click HERE for information.


COURTHOUSES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021, IN HONOR OF JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY (Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021)

All courthouses in the Middle District of Florida will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in honor of the new Juneteenth National Independence Day. Any hearings scheduled on June 18, 2021, will be rescheduled. The Office of the United States Trustee advises that unless debtors and their attorneys are otherwise advised, the Chapter 7 trustees and Chapter 13 trustees will conduct telephonic section 341 meetings as scheduled on June 18, if possible. However, Chapter 11 section 341 meetings and Initial Debtor Interviews scheduled for June 18, 2021, will be rescheduled.


NOTICE REGARDING THE UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM'S NEW CHAPTER 11 PERIODIC REPORTS (28 C.F.R. Section 58.8) - EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2021 (Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021)

On December 21, 2020, the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), as authorized by 28 U.S.C. Section 589b, promulgated "Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11 (the "Procedures"). Under the Procedures, Chapter 11 debtors in possession and trustees (other than small business debtors and subchapter V debtors) in every judicial district where the USTP operates are required to file monthly operating reports and post-confirmation reports using uniform, data-embedded forms.

Click HERE to view the full announcement.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Monday, June 14, 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 are: Michael Barnett, Esquire; Nicole Cameron, Chapter 7 Trustee; and Nathan Wheatley, Trial Attorney, Office of the United States Trustee.

Program Title: DEBTOR'S COUNSEL: NEGLIGENT (OR WORSE) INTAKE? CHANGE YOUR WORST PRACTICES TO BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID SANCTIONS UNDER §§ 526-528 & 105

Click HERE to view the full announcement.


Amended Administrative Order Regarding Interim Bankruptcy Filing Procedures for Parties Not Represented by an Attorney (Administrative Order No. FLMB-2021-2) (Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2021)

The Court's staffed divisions (Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa) will reopen to the public on May 3, 2021. However, the Clerk's Offices will operate with minimal staffing and most of our staff will continue to telework from home. To the extent possible, attorneys should continue to communicate with Clerk's Office and judges' chambers staff by telephone and email. Pro se parties may continue to file papers with the Court by mail, fax, email, and drop box.

Click HERE to review Amended Administrative Order Regarding Interim Bankruptcy Filing Procedures for Parties Not Represented by an Attorney (Administrative Order No. FLMB 2021-2).


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2021)

Click HERE to view the April 2021 edition.


AVAILABILITY OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP POSITION IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AT ORLANDO (Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021)

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 Florida at Orlando. The position will become available upon the retirement of Judge Karen S. Jennemann in February 2022.


Click HERE to view full notice.

Click HERE to access the application.


AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL RULES AND COMMENT FORM (Posted: Monday, March 15, 2021)

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 15, 2021. The public comment period ends on April 30, 2021. When promulgated by the judges, the amended and new Local Rules will become effective on July 1, 2021.

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 new and amended rules.

Click HERE to provide comments regarding the proposed amendments.


CM/ECF PLANNED OUTAGE: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 20-21, 2021 (Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021)

Due to scheduled maintenance, the CM/ECF application will be offline and unavailable from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021, to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021.


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2021-1 PRESCRIBING PROCEDURES FOR THE FILING, SERVICE, AND MANAGEMENT OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS (Posted: Monday, March 1, 2021)

In response to the recent disclosures of widespread breaches of private sector and government computer systems, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has directed federal courts to establish additional security procedures for the protection of certain highly sensitive documents. The AO's examples of highly sensitive documents include documents relating to applications for electronic surveillance under 18 U.S.C. Section § 2518, initial applications for search warrants, and intellectual property or trade secrets. Generally, the types of documents filed in bankruptcy cases, such as bank records, Social Security records, health records, settlement agreements, and valuation reports, do not meet the description of a highly sensitive document. When appropriate, those types of documents may be filed under seal under Local Rule 5005-4.

Click HERE to view Administrative Order FLMB-2021-1.


JUDGE COLTON'S REVISED CHAPTER 13 HEARING PROCEDURES (Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021)

Effective March 1, 2021, Judge Colton will follow new Chapter 13 hearing procedures. These procedures only affect cases scheduled in front of Judge Colton and do not apply to any other Tampa division judge. A memorandum outlining these new procedures has been posted on Judge Colton's web page located under the Judges/Chambers tab.

Click HERE to read the full memorandum.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Thursday, March 18, 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 are: The Honorable Michael G. Williamson, United States Bankruptcy Judge and Nathan Wheatley, Trial Attorney, Office of the United States Trustee.

Program Title: HOW TO AVOID THE "MADNESS" (I) OF EMPLOYMENT/PAYMENT DISPUTES IN CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CASES AND (II) IN "STRATEGIC" CHAPTER 11 CASES

Click HERE to view the full announcement.


CM/ECF PLANNED OUTAGE: MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 20-21, 2021 (Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021)

Due to scheduled maintenance, the CM/ECF application will be offline and unavailable from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021, to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021.


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Friday, January 29, 2021)

Click HERE to view the January 2021 edition.


AVAILABILITY OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP POSITIONS IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AT ORLANDO AND JACKSONVILLE (Posted: Friday, December 4, 2020)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates to fill two positions as United States Bankruptcy Judges in the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville and Orlando. The Jacksonville position will become available upon the retirement of Judge Jerry Funk in November 2021. The Orlando position will fill a new "temporary judgeship" as authorized by Congress in 2017. Both positions are for fourteen-year appointments.

Click HERE to view full notice.

Click HERE to access the application.


EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2020 - REVISION TO BANKRUPTCY COURT MISCELLANEOUS FEE SCHEDULE; AMENDMENTS TO FEDERAL RULE OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE 2002(H) AND LOCAL RULE 2002-1; AND FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 30(B)(6) (Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020)

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary adjustments to the fees on the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1930), effective December 1, 2020. Click HERE for the updated Fee Schedule.

An amendment to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(h), effective December 1, 2020, authorizes bankruptcy courts to limit the mailing of notices required to be sent to creditors in voluntary Chapter 7 cases, Chapter 12 cases, and Chapter 13 cases, after 70 days following the order for relief or the date of the order converting the case to Chapter 12 or 13, to those creditors who have filed proofs of claim. In involuntary Chapter 7 cases, the court may limit the mailing of notices after 90 days following the order for relief to those creditors who have filed proofs of claims. These deadlines are consistent with the times for filing proof of claim under Fed. R. Bankr, P. 3002(c).

The Bankruptcy Judges of the Middle District of Florida have approved an amendment to Local Rule 2002-1 Notice to Creditors and Other Interested Parties, effective December 1, 2020, that is consistent with the amendment to Rule 2002(h).

Click HERE to access amended Local Rule 2002-1


EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2020 - AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE (Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020)

Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence, adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 27, 2020. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, rules take effect today, December 1, 2020.

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


IN MEMORY OF DENISE MARTIN, COURTROOM DEPUTY TO THE HONORABLE CATHERINE PEEK MCEWEN (APRIL 30, 1956 - NOVEMBER 21, 2020) (Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2020)

Click HERE to view the Memorial Tribute page.


PORTRAIT CEREMONY FOR FR. C. TIMOTHY CORCORAN, III, RETIRED UNITED STATE BANKRUPTCY JUDGE (Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020)

On November 4, 2020, a portrait presentation ceremony was held for Fr. C. Timothy Corcoran, III, Retired United States Bankruptcy Judge.

Click HERE to view the video ceremony.


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020)


Click HERE to view the October 2020 edition.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from Noon to 1:30 pm by Zoom. Login Information will be provided to the first 100 who RSVP. Judge McEwen's special guests for this program are: Chief Judge Caryl E. Delano; Dawn Carapella, Chapter 7 Trustee; Douglas Menchise, Chapter 7 Trustee; Kelly Remick, Chapter 13 Trustee; Jon Waage, Chapter 13 Trustee; Guy Van Baalen, Assistant United States Trustee; and Denise Barnett, Trial Attorney, U.S. Trustee Program.

Program Title: THE 4TH QUARTER IN FOUR QUARTERS

Click HERE to view the full announcement.


U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA POSTS AMENDMENTS TO ITS LOCAL RULES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT - COMMENTS DUE BY OCTOBER 9, 2020 (Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has posted proposed amendments to its Local Rules for public comment. The public comment period ends on October 9, 2020.

Click HERE to view the proposed amendments.

The District Court's announcement and the link to submit a public comment may be found on the District Court's website, www.flmd.uscourts.gov in the Announcements section.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from Noon to 1:30 pm by Zoom. Login Information will be provided to the first 100 who RSVP. Judge McEwen's special guests for this program are: Richard Ellis, Esquire; Mary A. Joyner, Esquire; and Charles Moore, Esquire.

Program Title: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime? [What Is Your License Worth?] (Best Practices in Due Diligence and Exercising Reasonable Care When Presenting Sworn Statements on the Contents of Public Records to Federal Courts)

Click HERE to view the full announcement.


U.S. TRUSTEE PROGRAM EXTENDS TELEPHONIC SECTION 341 MEETINGS (Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020)

The U.S. Trustee Program has extended its requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone to the date that is 60 days after the expiration of the President's March 13, 2020 "Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak."

Click HERE
to view the full announcement.


LOCAL RULES LAWYERS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE SOLICITS PROPOSALS FOR NEW OR REVISED LOCAL RULES (Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020)

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 October 15, 2020.

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


CM/ECF FEE PAYMENT PROCESS PLANNED OUTAGE - MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 22, 2020 (Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020)

Due to scheduled system maintenance, the fee payment process in CM/ECF will be unavailable from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2020. Please be aware that although the system maintenance is expected to last four hours it is possible it may be longer. During this time, users may file documents in CM/ECF but will be unable to pay filing fees.


THE COURT'S LATEST COURT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020)


Click HERE to view the July 2020 edition.


**REMINDER** CM/ECF PLANNED OUTAGE - MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1, 2020 (Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020)

Due to scheduled maintenance, the CM/ECF application will be offline and unavailable from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020.


AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE - AUGUST 1, 2020 (Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020)

The Bankruptcy Judges of the Middle District of Florida have approved new and amended Local Rules, effective August 1, 2020.

Click HERE to view a memorandum from Chief Judge Caryl E. Delano summarizing the changes.

Click HERE to access the new and amended Local Rules.


SECTION 341 MEETINGS TO BE CONDUCTED BY TELEPHONE FOR CASES FILED THROUGH OCTOBER 10, 2020 (Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020)

The U.S. Trustee Program has announced that section 341 meetings will be conducted by telephone in all cases filed through October 10, 2020. However, if the U.S. Trustee or case trustee determines that an in-person examination of the debtor is appropriate, the U.S. Trustee may approve the continuation of the section 341 meeting to an in-person meeting in a manner that complies with local public health guidance.


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-7 PRESCRIBING PROCEDURES FOR CHAPTER 13 CASES FILED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1, 2020, AND REVISED MODEL CHAPTER 13 PLAN, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020 (Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020)

The Court has entered Administrative Order FLMB-2020-7 to clarify and revise several procedures in Chapter 13 cases filed on or after August 1, 2020. The Court has also revised the Model Chapter 13 Plan, effective August 1, 2020.

Click HERE for Chief Judge Delano's July 9, 2020 memorandum outlining the revisions to the Administrative Order and Model Chapter 13 Plan.

Click HERE for the Administrative Order with revisions highlighted.

Click HERE for the Model Plan (PDF) with revisions highlighted.

Click HERE for the Model Plan (Word) with revisions highlighted.


DECLARATIONS UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY MAY BE FILED IN LIEU OF NOTARIZED AFFIDAVITS (Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020)

A message from Chief Judge Caryl E. Delano:

For many years, the practice in the Middle District of Florida has been for counsel and parties to file notarized affidavits when a matter is required to be supported by a sworn declaration. However, a person's declaration under penalty of perjury, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1746, is equally acceptable. In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the State of Florida, the need for social distancing, and to avoid unnecessary involvement by notaries public, the judges of the Middle District of Florida encourage parties and attorneys to file declarations under penalty of perjury instead of notarized affidavits.

28 U.S.C. § 1746 provides that whenever a matter if required or permitted to be supported by a sworn declaration or affidavit, the matter may be supported by a unsworn declaration or verification that is made under penalty of perjury, signed, and dated, in substantially the following form:

I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury [if executed
outside the U.S., include under the laws of the United States of America]
that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).


(Signature)


NEW PACER WEBSITE (Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020)

Check out PACER's newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov.

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically and have easy access to PACER and PACER-related applications.

New features include:
  • Mobile friendly design;
  • New tool to search for court-specific information; Interactive format to search frequently asked questions;
  • Search engine has been optimized to improve content findability;
  • JSON and XML feeds of court-specific information; and
  • New accessibility tools.

In addition, two PACER applications - Manage My Account and Registration - have new designs to create an improved user experience.

Email any feedback to the PACER Service Center.


JUDGE MCEWEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM FOR NEW BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS (Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020)

The next session of Judge McEwen's mentoring program for lawyers new to the practice of bankruptcy law is scheduled virtually for Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. by Cisco Meeting App [see attached CMA Quick Guide]. The link will be provided on the day of the program to all who RSVP [for instructions see Page 2 of Flyer]. Judge McEwen's special guests for this program are: Guy Van Baalen, Assistant United States Trustee; Denise Barnett, United States Trustee Trial Attorney; and Steve Pralle, United States Trustee Bankruptcy Auditor.

Program Title - CAUTION: PITFALLS IN CHAPTER 11 CASES (Subchapter V Cases; More on MORS (and QORS); and Best Confirmation Order Practices)

Click HERE to view the full announcement.

Click HERE to view the CMA Quick Guide.


AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL RULES AND COMMENT FORM (Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020)

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 June 16, 2020. The public comment period ends on June 30, 2020.

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 amended rules.

Click HERE to review the proposed amended rules.

Click HERE to provide comments regarding the proposed amendments.


PUBLIC NOTICE - MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA BAR LAWYER MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FEE PAYMENT DUE BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 (Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2020)

The periodic renewal period for members of the Middle District of Florida Bar began on June 1, 2020. The renewal fee is $15.00 and must be paid by September 1, 2020 for members to remain in good standing for the September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025 period.

Click HERE to view the full notice.
Click HERE to view the FLMD Bar Membership Renewal Guide.


CLERK'S OFFICE INTAKE WINDOWS REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020 (Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020)

Clerk's Office Intake Windows in all Divisions will remain closed until at least June 30, 2020, and until further notice. As directed in Administrative Order FLMB-2020-3, parties who are not represented by an attorney may continue to file bankruptcy petitions and other papers by email, fax, and U.S. Mail or other delivery.

Click HERE to view the Administrative Order.


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