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.

Mon, 04/21/2014
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, 04/18/2014
(1) In order to balance the caseload among the different divisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the following cities and towns will be shifted from the Eastern Division into the Central Division (Worcester) effective for all cases, in all chapters...
Wed, 11/27/2013

Effective December 1, 2013, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1007(b)(7) has been amended to permit an approved debtor education provider to notify the court directly that the debtor has completed a post-petition instructional course...

Wed, 11/13/2013
The Judicial Conference has made several changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule that will become effective on December 1, 2013.
  • A new fee of $176 will be added to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule to...
Wed, 11/13/2013
Several changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and to the national forms will become effective on December 1, 2013. Absent action by Congress, amendments to the following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will occur:
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Fri, 10/25/2013
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Pro Bono Publico awards.

Eastern Division Award: Steven D. Pohl
Attorney Pohl was...
Thu, 10/24/2013

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the Pro Bono Honor Roll for 2012.

Recognizing the need to honor those attorneys who commit their time and...

Tue, 09/24/2013

Standing Order 2013-02 re Attorney Representation clarifies Local Rules 9010-3(d) and 9010-1(e) and their interrelationship.

Click here for Standing Order 2013-02

Mon, 07/22/2013

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that key sections of its website are now available in Spanish.  These sections are designed to inform individuals interested in filing bankruptcy about...

Tue, 06/04/2013

      For many years, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has called upon the members of the bar to volunteer their services to help indigent parties who need the relief that the Bankruptcy Code can provide. ...

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