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.

Tue, 08/13/2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its sixth annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These divisional awards recognize the pro bono contributions by individual lawyers, law...

Wed, 07/24/2019

The Court amends Standing Order 2019-3 to clarify that it is effective as of June 17, 2019, for cases thereafter commenced. The Standing Order does not apply to cases pending as of June 17, 2019.

Additionally, the Court amends the Cover...

Mon, 07/01/2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its sixth annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These divisional awards recognize the pro bono contributions by individual lawyers, law...

Mon, 06/17/2019

Standing Order 2019-3, rescinding and replacing Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule Appendix 1, Rules 13-2 and 13-7, and Official Local Forms 8 and 17 is effective as of...

Thu, 06/06/2019

Please see the following press release regarding the appointment of Janet E. Bostwick.

Bostwick Press Release.PDF

Mon, 06/03/2019

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the Boston office of the court will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. in order to participate in a building-wide emergency preparedness training exercise. Those visiting the court may enter the building and proceed to the...

Wed, 04/17/2019

The Office of the United States Trustee, New Haven, CT, is seeking applicants for the chapter 7 panel in Connecticut. Please see the notice here.

Thu, 03/14/2019

On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments will be made to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and in one provision of Title 28. Seven Official Bankruptcy Forms (106C, 107, 122A-2, 122C-2, 201, 207, and 410) will...

Tue, 03/12/2019

Today, the First Circuit Judicial Council announced Judge Edward A. Godoy (Bankr. D.P.R.) will serve as the next Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit. Judge Godoy will be appointed upon Chief Judge Joan N....

Fri, 02/08/2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, with the assistance of the Court's Pro Bono Legal Services Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce the implementation of a Guardian Ad Litem (G.A.L.) Panel.

Through...

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