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, 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,...
Fri, 11/30/2018

Starting 5:00 PM on Friday, November 30 at 5:00 PM until Monday, December 3 at 9:00 AM, the telephone systems in the Springfield and Worcester offices of the U.S.will be offline. If you need to contact the Clerk’s Office in Springfield or...

Tue, 11/27/2018

Effective November 27, 2018, is Standing Order 2018-04 by which Appendix 4 of the Local Bankruptcy Rules is rescinded and replaced by revised Appendix 4. Also, please note per our...

Tue, 11/13/2018

The Court is pleased to announce that the Bankruptcy Video Series produced by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts can now be found on our website. The videos contain short clips and are designed to provide basic information...

Fri, 11/09/2018

On December 1, 2018, the changes to Rules 3002.1(b), 5005, 7004, 7062, 8002, 8006(c), 8007, 8010, 8011, 8013, 8015-17, 8018.1, 8021, 8022, and 9025 and Part VIII Appendix of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will become effective. The...

Wed, 11/07/2018

Please see the attached Press Release Regarding the Appointment of the Hon. Christopher J. Panos as Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Press...

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