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.

Thu, 10/17/2019

This afternoon, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts held its Sixth Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony. At the ceremony the Court recognized and thanked attorneys who certified they had committed time and energy to...

Fri, 09/27/2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Janet E. Bostwick was sworn in as the Court's newest bankruptcy judge on September 27, 2019.  Judge Bostwick will preside in Boston and, with limited...

Mon, 08/19/2019

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy and
Civil Rules have proposed amendments to various rules including Fed. R.
Bankr. P. 2005, 3007, 7007.1, and 9036.  Comments from the bench, bar, and
...

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...

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