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LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS FROM THE COURT
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida would like to thank all those who have provided pro bono legal assistance in the past year. Numerous volunteers have provided critical assistance to people struggling with Bankruptcy legal issues.
The Top 10 Court Websites of 2014
The US Bankruptcy Court, Middle Florida website was named one of the Top 10 Court Websites of 2014 by FACT (Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology- A Special Committee of the National Association for Court Management) at their annual July 2014 NACM conference held in Scottsdale, AZ. Florida Middle was the only federal court named to this honor. For more information on this award, click on the FACT “ e Badge ” on the lower right of the court site.
Local Rules Lawyers' Advisory Committee Solicits Proposals for New or Revised Local Rules
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed rules and related information are posted on the Judiciary's website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx
New Administrative Order Requiring Photo Identification by Unrepresented Parties
Effective September 1, 2014, every unrepresented party, including debtors wishing to file a voluntary bankruptcy petition and petitioning creditors wishing to file an involuntary petition in any division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, must provide acceptable photo identification at the time of filing. Click HERE to view the order.
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