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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, 01/25/2022

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 2022.  View the 2022 Poverty Guidelines ...

Thu, 12/02/2021

The following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure have been amended:

  • Rule 2005 Apprehension and Removal of Debtor to Compel Attendance for Examination
  • Rule 3007 Objections to Claims
  • Rule 7007.1 Corporate Ownership...
Tue, 11/30/2021

On November 30, 2021, the United States Trustee Program will post on its website updated versions of the UST Form 11-MOR, Monthly Operating Reports (“MOR”) and UST Form 11-PCR, Post-confirmation Reports (“PCR”).

The new forms should be...

Fri, 11/19/2021

Effective December 1, 2021, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has designated any entity that receives 100 or more paper bankruptcy notices in a single calendar month as a high-volume paper notice recipient...

Tue, 10/05/2021

The United States Trustee Program (USTP) is disseminating information about Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs that may be available to debtors in bankruptcy. According to the Director of the USTP, Congress has appropriated more than $46...

Mon, 09/20/2021

General Order 21-01 amends LBR 1009-1, 2083-1, 3016-1, 3021-1, 9010-1 and adds LBR 2015-1 effective September 20, 2021. The new rules may be accessed by clicking...

Mon, 09/20/2021

Local Rule 2083-1(o) has been amended to comport with FRBP 1017(f)(3).  When converting a case from chapter 13 to chapter 7 under 11 USC § 1307(a), no motion or proposed order is required.  The debtor need only file a Notice of Conversion using...

Mon, 09/20/2021

Effective immediately, it is no longer necessary to file a PDF of the motion or upload an order for signature.  Attorney filers may now use the text-only Motion to Enlarge Time to File a Reaffirmation Agreement event found on the Bankruptcy...

Mon, 11/23/2015

The new bankruptcy forms approved by the Judicial Conference take effect on December 1, 2015, and govern in all proceedings in bankruptcy cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending.

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Mon, 11/16/2015

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year (FY) 2015 - the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015 - totaled 860,182, down 11 percent from the 963,739 filings in FY 2014. Filings in the Eastern District of Washington for FY 15...

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