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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.

May 4, 2020

Under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § l 54(b), the Court, by unanimous vote, has selected Harlin D. Hale to serve as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. This designation will become effective May 3,...

May 4, 2020

The Honorable Barbara J. Houser of the Northern District of Texas has consented to serve as a recalled bankruptcy judge in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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April 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-07. 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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April 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-05. 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...

April 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court is using videoconferencing more frequently for hearings. The determination to use videoconferencing for hearings will be made on a case-by-case basis by the presiding...

April 10, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national declaration of emergency by the President of the United States, § 341 Meetings of Creditors (“Meetings”) will be conducted telephonically. The telephone call in numbers and participant code numbers...

March 26, 2020

In light of the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, which causes the disease designated as COVID-19, and the disaster declarations issued by State officials requiring citizens in the Northern District of Texas to “shelter in place,” the Court...

March 18, 2020

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during...

March 16, 2020

This Order is being issued in response to the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, which causes the disease designated as COVID-19, in the United States and the State of Texas. The World Health Organization has declared that COVID-19 qualifies...

March 16, 2020

The Judges in the Dallas and Fort Worth Divisions have recently updated their Telephonic Appearance Policies to limit the necessity of obtaining permission from the Court to participate in hearings telephonically. It will no longer be necessary...

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