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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.

Tue, 02/14/2017

Gail B. Geiger, Acting United States Trustee for Region 18, has appointed Matthew J. Anderton to the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the Eastern District of Washington, effective February 10, 2017.  He will be appointed in cases filed in Yakima,...

Mon, 02/06/2017

The Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Washington's Birthday.  Electronic Filing will be fully operational.

Fri, 02/03/2017

Attached you will find a flyer announcing an essay and video contest open to high school students in the western United States and Pacific Islands. The U.S. District...

Tue, 01/31/2017

Updated Poverty Guidelines – The Poverty Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and used for considering applications to proceed in forma pauperis have been updated for 2017. View the 2017 Poverty Guidelines...

Fri, 12/09/2016

General Order 16-02 amends LBR 4001-3 and LBR 7008-1, effective December 10, 2016. The new rules may be accessed by clicking here. A redline version of the rules may be accessed...

Thu, 12/01/2016

Amendments to the following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure are effective today: 

Rule 1010 – Service of Involuntary Petition and Summons
Rule 1011 – Responsive Pleading or Motion in Involuntary Cases
Rule 1012 (New...

Wed, 11/09/2016

Several Official Bankruptcy Forms will be amended effective December 1, 2016.  Forms 420A and 420B (Notice of Motion or Objection and Notice of Objection to Claim) will be amended to conform to the numbering scheme of the Forms Modernization...

Tue, 11/08/2016

The Advisory Committee has recommended amendments to two local bankruptcy rules. Redline versions of the affected rules can be found here.

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Mon, 11/07/2016

The Eastern District of Washington has recently added the option to receive notification of opinions through the court’s RSS Feed. Click here and subscribe to start receiving notification of...

Fri, 11/04/2016

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule. Additional information on the changes can be accessed by clicking...

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