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.

March 28, 2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States has revised the Electronic Public Access (EPA) Fee Schedule that will become effective Monday, April 1, 2013.

The Fee Schedule is revised to (a) make format and style changes; (b) clarify the...

March 8, 2013

Effective Monday, April 1, 2013, certain Official Bankruptcy Forms will change due to automatic adjustment of dollar amounts in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. For additional information regarding the affected forms below, please click...

March 6, 2013

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada. This position will be available on or after July 10, 2013. The selection process may...

February 11, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for two (2) Bankruptcy Judgeships for the District of Arizona. These positions will be available in March and April, 2014, respectively...

February 4, 2013

Bankruptcy filings in the federal courts fell 13 percent in calendar year 2012, according to data released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The number of bankruptcies filed in the 12-month period ending December 31, 2012,...

January 25, 2013

The current 14-year term of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser of the Northern District of Texas will expire January 19, 2014.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether to...

January 18, 2013

On Friday, January 25, 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, January 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM CST due to an upgrade to CM/ECF...

January 17, 2013

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Washington. This position will be available on September 9, 2013. The selection...

January 7, 2013

In response to a request from the bar regarding the No Look Fee in Chapter 13 cases, the Court is issuing General Order 2013-01 which amends Section 10 of General Order 2010-01. This order increases the No Look Fee for Chapter 13 individual, non-...

December 21, 2012

The United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office for the Northern District of Texas will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2012 and Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in observance...

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