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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.

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 Worcester...
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Effective November 27, 2018, is Standing Order 2018-04 by which Appendix 4 of the Local Bankruptcy Rules is rescinded and replaced by revised Appendix 4.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 announcement on November 9...
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 about...
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 Release...
Tue, 10/09/2018
Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit  announced today that Judge Joan N. Feeney, who has served as a judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts since 1992,  ...
Mon, 10/01/2018
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts takes pleasure in recognizing the efforts of those attorneys who provide legal assistance, without compensation, to those who face substantial economic hardship (and often language...
Tue, 09/25/2018
The United States Trustee for Region 1 has announced that it is moving the section 341 meeting location for Southeast Massachusetts from Brockton to New Bedford this November. The last meeting in Brockton will take place on October 31, 2018, and...
Fri, 08/10/2018
Effective August 10, 2018, is one new standing order: Standing Order 2018-2 re Amendment to Massachusetts Local Rule, Appendix 1, Rule 13-2(a) Comment: Massachusetts Local Rule, Appendix 1, Rule 13-2(a)...
Thu, 06/21/2018
Effective June 21, 2018, is one new standing order: Standing Order 2018-01 re Amendment to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 1007-1 and Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Form 1 Comment: MLBR...

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