News & Announcements: May, 2015

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.

Wed, 05/20/2015
U.S. Trustee Seeks Applicants for Appointment to Chapter 7 Trustee Panel

The United States Trustee is seeking resumes from persons desiring to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. The trustee will be assigned cases filed by debtors residing in the Spokane and Tri-Cities areas. Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses under 11 U.S.C. §326 and §330. Trustees are not federal government employees. For additional information, qualification requirements, and application procedures, go to

Wed, 05/13/2015
Declaration Regarding Payments (LBR 1007-1)

Local Bankruptcy Rule 1007-1 requires each debtor file a Declaration Regarding Payments (Local Form 1007-3), and attach payment advices (if applicable). The new docket event for filing the requisite form is Declaration Regarding Payment Advices (LBR 1007-3). The former docket event for filing payment advices--Payment Advices/Employment Income Records/Paystubs--has been retired.

Mon, 05/11/2015
Holiday Announcement

The Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. Electronic Filing will be fully operational.