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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.

Thu, 05/19/2016

The Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington will hold its 26th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar and Retreat on June 10 & 11 at Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, Washington. The featured speaker is Nancy B. Rapoport...

Mon, 05/16/2016

The Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. Electronic Filing will be fully operational.

Mon, 05/09/2016

The Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington will hold its Annual Conference and CLE on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Yakima Convention Center.  The event will also be video-streamed at the U.S. District Courthouses in...

Wed, 03/23/2016

On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will become effective.  The adjusted dollar amounts will apply to cases...

Fri, 02/19/2016

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Montana. The position will become available on or after January 31, 2017, upon the...

Fri, 02/05/2016

The Federal Bar Association is accepting applications for a Lawyer Representative position from the Eastern District of Washington to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Lawyer Representatives are appointed by the Judges of the U.S. District...

Mon, 11/23/2015

The new bankruptcy forms approved by the Judicial Conference take effect on December 1, 2015, and govern in all proceedings in bankruptcy cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending.

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Mon, 11/16/2015

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year (FY) 2015 - the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015 - totaled 860,182, down 11 percent from the 963,739 filings in FY 2014. Filings in the Eastern District of Washington for FY 15...

Mon, 11/16/2015

The December 1, 2015 effective date for The Judiciary Conference’s approved changes to Official Bankruptcy Forms is rapidly approaching. Most Official Forms will be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and...