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, 07/25/2016

During the interim period before a new judge takes the bench in Springfield, pending and future cases that would ordinarily be assigned to the Springfield judge will be assigned to one of our other judges.

In order to distinguish the...

Thu, 05/19/2016

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

Fri, 04/01/2016

Various dollar amounts in the bankruptcy code and related statutes adjust for inflation on April 1st of every third year and this is one of those years. Below is link to information from the Administrative Office with a list of changes.


Fri, 03/04/2016

Effective March 4, 2016 are two new standing orders:

Standing Order 2016-05 re Amendment to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 9018-1 Impoundment of Papers


Wed, 03/02/2016

Effective March 2, 2016 is the new standing order:

Standing Order 2016-04 amends Appendix 1 of the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules and adds new Rule 13-16-3.

Thu, 02/04/2016

Effective February 4, 2016 is the new standing order:

Standing Order 2016-03 In light of the amendment to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) reducing the period for effecting...

Tue, 01/19/2016

For all information, and to file claims in the TelexFree bankruptcy case please go to the KCC website here:

Wed, 01/06/2016

Effective January 6, 2016 are two new standing orders:

Standing Order 2016-01 New Local Rule 1016-1 Death of Debtor (Chapter 7, 11 And 12) And New Appendix 1, Rule 13-23 Death of Debtor. This new rule, establishes procedures to be followed...

Thu, 12/31/2015

Please be advised that as of January 1, 2016, all new cases filed with the Court must use the new Official Forms and, unless otherwise allowed by the Court, as of January 1 all documents filed in existing cases should be on the new forms as well...

Wed, 12/16/2015

Effective December 16, 2015 are four new standing orders:

Standing Order 2015-08 - Effective January 1, 2016, pending final adoption, Local Rule 3017-2 Filing of Plan...