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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.

October 9, 2020

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court is conducting most of its hearings virtually, using WebEx video conferencing. There is no fee/charge of any kind for the participants, although you will have to...

January 26, 2021

Starting January 27, 2021 the  Amarillo Clerk's Office for the Northern District of Texas will be closed for six weeks and will reopen on March 11, 2021.  During that time, all mail, telephone calls, and office visits will be...

January 26, 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas at San Antonio.  The position will require...

December 9, 2020

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has entered General Order 2021-01, Standing Order Concerning All Chapter 13 Cases. General Order 2021-01 shall be effective as of January 1, 2021....

November 19, 2020

Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules

On September 17, 2019, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. The Supreme Court adopted these amendments and...

July 7, 2020

United States Bankruptcy Judge Michelle V. Larson was appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, effective July 7, 2020, to a seat vacated by the retirement of United States Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser.  Judge...

July 7, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi at Jackson. The position will require...

May 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-08. In its continuing effort to address the health and safety of the public, Court employees, staff of other entities with whom Court personnel interact, and litigants and counsel who appear before the Court...

May 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-09. In its continuing effort to address the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court hereby continues to amend its signature requirements.

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May 6, 2020

In light of the recent outbreak of the disease designated as COVID-19 and in anticipation that many Debtors will qualify for and obtain agreements regarding the forbearance or deferment of payments to secured creditors for a period of time, the...

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