News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

June 10, 2013

The United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office for the Northern District of Texas will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2013, in observance of Independence Day.

The closing of the Clerk’s office will not affect the court’s...

May 16, 2013

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 152, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hereby reappoints Barbara J. Houser as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas for a term of 14 years. This appointment is effective...

May 15, 2013

On Thursday, May 23, the Order Upload event in CM/ECF will be unavailable starting at 7:00 PM CST until Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 AM CST. On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, a new module for uploading proposed orders called E-Orders will be available for...

May 13, 2013

The current 14-year term of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert L. Jones of the Northern District of Texas will expire April 3, 2014.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Judge Jones to a new 14-year term...

May 10, 2013

Our Dallas Divisional Manager is seeking students interested in participating in a summer externship. The program provides students interested in public administration an opportunity to observe the functions of the federal judicial system and...

May 9, 2013

The United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office for the Northern District of Texas will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013, in observance of Memorial Day.

The closing of the Clerk’s office will not affect the court’s...

April 15, 2013

On Friday, April 19, 2013, CM/ECF for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas will be unavailable starting at 5:00 PM CST until Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM CST, due to an upgrade to CM/ECF Version...

April 9, 2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States has increased certain bankruptcy court miscellaneous fees
that become effective Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Fee Schedule Increases
Motion to Reopen Chapter 9 - $167...

April 3, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, the bankruptcy courts will begin charging a new fee of $25 for each claim transferred. This fee was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 2012 session.

To view Clerk's Notice 13-04...

April 2, 2013

The Unitied States Courts, Fifth Judicial Circuit is currently recruiting for a Circuit Executive, located in New Orleans, Louisana.  The Circuit Executive is appointed by the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 332(e)....

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