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News & Announcements: January, 2019

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, 06/17/2019
Standing Order 2019-3, rescinding and replacing Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule Appendix 1, Rules 13-2 and 13-7, and Official Local Forms 8 and 17 is effective as of today, June 17, 2019...
Thu, 06/06/2019
Please see the following press release regarding the appointment of Janet E. Bostwick. Bostwick Press Release.PDF
Mon, 06/03/2019
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the Boston office of the court will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. in order to participate in a building-wide emergency preparedness training exercise. Those visiting the court may enter the building and proceed to the...
Wed, 04/17/2019
The Office of the United States Trustee, New Haven, CT, is seeking applicants for the chapter 7 panel in Connecticut. Please see the notice here.
Thu, 03/14/2019
On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments will be made to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and in one provision of Title 28. Seven Official Bankruptcy Forms (106C, 107, 122A-2, 122C-2, 201, 207, and 410) will be...
Tue, 03/12/2019
Today, the First Circuit Judicial Council announced Judge Edward A. Godoy (Bankr. D.P.R.) will serve as the next Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit. Judge Godoy will be appointed upon Chief Judge Joan N. Feeney'...
Fri, 02/08/2019
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, with the assistance of the Court's Pro Bono Legal Services Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce the implementation of a Guardian Ad Litem (G.A.L.) Panel. Through this...
Wed, 01/30/2019
Standing Order 2019-02, Establishing "End Stay Date" Pursuant to Standing Order 2019-01, is effective as of today, January 30, 2019.
Wed, 01/30/2019
In the event there is a weather event or other emergency that may impact Court operations, parties are reminded to check for a recorded message on our weather line (617.748.5314 or 866.419.5695 - toll free) and/or for an updated announcement on our...
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 effective as of today...