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, 09/29/2014
Holiday Announcement

The Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk will be closed Monday, October 13, 2014, in observance of Columbus Day. Electronic Filing will be fully operational.

Thu, 09/25/2014
From Coast to Coast, Judiciary Celebrates New Citizens

What is it like to become an American citizen? Video clips from 16 federal courts show a unique day in which 8,500 immigrants were naturalized as part of a coast-to-coast celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The federal Judiciary conducted a total of 29 naturalizations Sept. 16-18, with more than 1,500 school students participating or observing.

Tue, 09/09/2014
Federal Bar Association Board News

The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington, recently announced its newly-elected board. In addition, they are accepting applications for three (3) Lawyer Representatives to serve as FBA board members and representatives to the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Please click on the links provided for details and contact information.

Fri, 08/15/2014
Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Posted for Public Comment.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to the bankruptcy rules and forms. The proposed amendments and forms are available on the U.S. Courts website and may be accessed by clicking here. The public comment period ends February 17, 2015.
Wed, 07/30/2014
Local Rules Amended

General Order 14-02 amends LBR 2016-1, 2083-1, 9013-1, and 9018-1, effective August 1, 2014. The new rules may be accessed by clicking here. A redline version of the rules may be accessed by clicking here.

Thu, 07/24/2014
New Text-Only Event for Certificate of Service
Electronic filers can now use a new text-only event to file a certificate of service. Filers can find the event under Bankruptcy>Certificate of Service>Certificate of Service – text only.