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, 03/23/2020

On March 23, 2020, Chief Judge Panos announced the temporary closure of the Springfield Clerk’s Office and Courtroom. Parties may use a drop box at the building’s entrance to file pleadings or, for emergencies, may file documents by email,...

Sun, 03/22/2020

Effective Monday March 23, the McCormack POCH Building will be closed until April 19 due to minimal tenant use during this time. The bankruptcy court remains open. Please see Amended Standing Order 2020-3 regarding filing information for pro se...

Wed, 03/18/2020

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts issued Standing Order 2020-03, Order Temporarily Modifying the Means of Filing Pleadings by Pro Se/Unrepresented Parties. The Standing Order can be...

Tue, 03/17/2020

The United States Trustee has issued an important notice regarding upcoming §341 meetings in Region 1. The notice can be found here.

Tue, 03/17/2020

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts issued Standing Order 2020-02, Order Temporarily Modifying Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule Appendix 8, Rule 7. The Standing Order can be found...

Tue, 03/17/2020

Effective March 18, 2020, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts will extend its pilot program for a cashless policy to our Boston Office. This policy is already in effect in our Springfield and Worcester offices. This policy...

Thu, 03/12/2020

In response to the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak, both the District Court and the Bankruptcy Court have adopted certain measures to protect public health and safety. Today, the District Court entered General Order 20-1 which addresses...

Mon, 02/24/2020

Effective March 13, 2020, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts will begin a pilot program for a cashless policy at our Worcester Office. This policy effects those who do not file electronically; those who file electronically will...

Wed, 02/19/2020

On February 19, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts issued Standing Order 2020-1, Order Adopting Interim Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Related to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. The...

Mon, 02/10/2020

This evening the Boston Bar Association in conjunction with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will host Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench – This Is YOUR Day in Court.  For more information and to register, see flyer ...

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