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, 01/23/2019

On January 22, 2019, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts announced that the federal judiciary can sustain normal operations through January 31, 2019. Shortly, it will determine whether that deadline will be...

Wed, 01/23/2019

Standing Order 2019-01, Regarding the Stay of Certain Proceedings and Tolling of Certain Deadlines With Respect to the United States Due to Lapse of Appropriations, is...

Fri, 01/18/2019

Regardless of the length of the ongoing lapse in appropriations, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts (the "Court") will continue to administer all cases.

The Office of the Clerk at the three courthouses of the...

Tue, 01/15/2019

On January 15, 2019, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts announced that the federal judiciary can sustain normal operations through January 25, 2019. In the event of a prolonged shutdown, the Court will provide...

Wed, 01/09/2019

On January 8, 2019, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts announced that the federal judiciary can sustain normal operations through January 18, 2019. In the event of a prolonged shutdown, the Court will provide...

Tue, 01/08/2019

Please see attached press release regarding the Court's pro se assistance program:

Press Release
Wed, 12/26/2018

Despite the government shutdown, the court will be open for business as usual. The federal courts currently have sufficient funds on hand to maintain normal operations through January 11, 2019. In the event of a prolonged shutdown, the Court will...

Fri, 12/21/2018

Today, the First Circuit announced an extended application deadline for the bankruptcy judge position in Boston. The announcement can be found here and the...

Fri, 12/07/2018

Starting Friday, December 7 at 5:00 PM until Monday, December 10 at 9:00 AM, the phone system in Boston will be offline. If you need to contact the Clerk’s Office over the weekend with Emergency business, please dial (617) 748-5317 for...

Tue, 12/04/2018

Please see the following memorandum regarding the impact of the National Day of Mourning on the courthouses, the December 5, 2018, hearings and deadlines.

Information Regarding National Day of Mourning,...

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