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, 05/26/2015

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

Wed, 04/15/2015
Standing Order 2015-03 re Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 13-13 regarding proofs of claims has been amended.

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Tue, 03/10/2015

Judge Melvin S. Hoffman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts asked the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to survey members of the Bar to assess his level of performance. The judge’s decision to ask the FJC to...

Thu, 02/26/2015
Standing Order 2015-01 re Revised Chapter 13 Rule 13-7

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Standing Order 2015-02 re New Official Local Form 17
Wed, 02/04/2015

The February 5th status conference in Telexfree has been canceled. An updated status report may be viewed at

Fri, 01/23/2015

U.S. District Court Local Rules re Admission to Bar and the Rules of Professional Conduct Amended.

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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

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