News & Announcements: September, 2013

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, 09/24/2013
Frederick P. Corbit Appointed as Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of Washington
Frederick P. Corbit was sworn in on September 19, 2013, as the next bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Washington. Mr. Corbit has practiced in the Pacific Northwest since 1980. Most recently he practiced law in the Seattle office of the Northwest Justice Project ("NJP"). NJP provides civil legal services to persons of limited financial means. Prior to joining NJP in 2007, he was a shareholder in the national law firm of Heller Ehrman LLP, and represented many companies and individuals in connection with issues related to the acquisitions and sales of businesses, creditor/debtor matters, and business litigation. He is a frequent lecturer on legal matters and has published numerous articles in legal journals. Mr. Corbit received his undergraduate degree from University of Washington and his law degree from UCLA School of Law. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth S. Treadwell, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington and an extern to the Honorable Robert F. Utter, Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. Mr. Corbit was raised in Spokane and graduated from Ferris High School.
Mon, 09/09/2013
New Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC) Available 09/09/2013
The court has implemented a new feature in ECF, which allows users to electronically create, amend, and withdraw a proof of claim. You may also file a Rule 3002 Supplement. The new ePOC feature does not require a login or password.