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.

Thu, 10/01/2015

Effective October 1, 2015 new Official Local Form 19 - Order Confirming Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of Individual Debtor(s) is available at the Official Local Forms page or direct...

Mon, 09/21/2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Panos was sworn in as the Court's newest bankruptcy judge on September 21. Judge Panos will preside in Worcester and, with limited...

Thu, 09/17/2015

Rule 13-13 of Appendix 1 of the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules has been further amended. Standing Order 2015 has been amended and is now, Standing Order 2015-03A (Amended).

Please find a copy of this new Standing Order 2015-03A (...

Mon, 06/22/2015

Standing Order 2015-04 Effective July 1, 2015 Chapter 13 Rule 13-20 of the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules is rescinded and replaced.


Thu, 06/04/2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the implementation of a court‐sponsored pro bono attorney program for unrepresented indigent litigants in adversary proceedings. An adversary proceeding...

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

Click here for Standing Order 2015-03
Thu, 02/26/2015
Standing Order 2015-01 re Revised Chapter 13 Rule 13-7

Click here for Standing Order 2015-01

Standing Order 2015-02 re New Official Local Form 17
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...