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LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS FROM THE COURT
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.

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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. ยง 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).

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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.

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

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