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.

Wed, 11/26/2014

A number of changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and to several Official Forms are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2014. The rules changes address the following issues:

  • When petitions involving the same...
Wed, 11/05/2014

At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved changes to the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, These new fees are effective December 1, 2014.

  • An increase to $207 upon acceptance of a direct bankruptcy...
Thu, 10/09/2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Pro Bono Publico awards.


District of Massachusetts Award: Donald R. Lassman, Law Offices of Donald R. Lassman,...
Tue, 09/23/2014
Standing Order 2014-03 re Amendment to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 9029-3

Click here for Standing Order 2014-03
Thu, 09/18/2014
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has set up a Twitter account to disseminate important information regarding such things as emergency closings or delays due to weather or other unforeseen events. Please click on...
Tue, 05/27/2014
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its second annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the pro bono contributions by individual lawyers, law firms,...
Sat, 05/10/2014
Effective June 1, 2014 the fee for filing bankruptcy under any chapter and the fee for filing an adversary proceeding will increase as follows:

  • Chapter 7: $335
     
  • Chapter 9: $1717
     
  • Chapter 11: $...
Fri, 05/09/2014

Effective Monday May 12, payments for appearing PRO HAC VICE will be made electronically to the United States District Court.  Please see the Pro Hac Vice Procedures page for details.

Fri, 05/09/2014

The Court's media credentials instructions and application can be found on this page.

Thu, 05/01/2014

The CM/ECF system will be updated to reflect modifications to motions available for docketing. Some motions will no longer be available for use and replacement events have been provided. A summary of those motions and their respective...

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