News & Announcements: October, 2014

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, 10/16/2014
Systems Upgrade - Electronic Services Unavailable

Electronic filing (CM/ECF), PACER, and the telephone case information system (McVCIS) will be unavailable Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tue, 10/14/2014
Vacancy Announcement - Judicial Term Law Clerk

For more information please click here.

Fri, 10/03/2014
Changes in Official Bankruptcy Forms, Effective December 1, 2014

On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved the following amendments to the Official Bankruptcy Forms, effective December 1, 2014:

Official Forms 3A (Application for individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments) and 3B (Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived) are revised to remove references to fee amounts.

Official Form B6Sum (Summary) is revised to update line number cross references to the revised means test forms (Official Forms 22A-1, 22A-1 Supp, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1 and 22C-2).

Official Forms 17A (Notice of Appeal and Statement of Election), 17B (Optional Appellee Statement of Election to Proceed in District Court) and 17C (Certificate of Compliance with Rule 8015(a)(7)(B) and 8016(d)(2)) are new forms set to go into effect with the revised bankruptcy appellate rules.

Official Forms 22A-1 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Monthly Income), 22A-1 Supp (Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2)), 22A-2 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income), 22B (Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income), 22C-1 (Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period) and 22C-2 (Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income) are the revised means test forms. These forms are revised to accommodate changes in the law as a result of Supreme Court precedent and as part of the Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee’s ongoing Forms Modernization Project.

Click here for amended forms.

Fri, 10/03/2014
New Chief Bankruptcy Judge Appointed

Judge Frederick P. Corbit has been appointed to serve as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, effective September 20, 2014.