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News & Announcements: November, 2017

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.

Mon, 11/13/2017

The Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017, in observance of Thanksgiving.  Electronic Filing will be fully operational.  If you experience a filing emergency, please call (509) 458-...

Mon, 11/13/2017

The following amended rules and modified forms will become effective on December 1, 2017: 

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Practice 1001, 1006, 1015, 2002, 3002, 3007, 3012, 3015, 3015.1 (new), 4003, 5009, 7001 and 9009.  Local Bankruptcy Rule...

Fri, 11/03/2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington has adopted a new Local Form 2083 – Chapter 13 Plan, which becomes effective December 1, 2017.   The form is available on the court’s website at...

Wed, 11/01/2017

According to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, national bankruptcy case filings fell 1.8% for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017, compared to the previous year.  This is the lowest one-year...