News & Announcements

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.
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Tue, 09/01/2015

 
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed...

Fri, 08/21/2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama is announcing a vacancy for a Term Law Clerk for Chief Judge William R Sawyer.   If you are interested in applying, please click...

Thu, 07/30/2015

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Mon, 06/22/2015

On June 11th, Governor Bentley signed into law ACT No. 2015-484; it became effective that same day.  The law increases the personal property exemption for individual debtors and surviving spouses to $7,500 and the homestead exemption to $15,000...

Mon, 04/13/2015

Free Electronic Noticing for Debtors through the
Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN) Program

Beginning May 1, 2015, debtors can request to receive court notices and orders by email rather...

Wed, 02/04/2015

According to a recent press release from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, national bankruptcy filings were down nearly 13 percent for the calendar year ending December 31, 2014 from the same calendar year ending December 31, 2013. ...

Wed, 12/17/2014
Wed, 11/19/2014

On April 25, 2014, the Supreme Court approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which will take effect on December 1, 2014.

The amendments to the bankruptcy rules address the following: 1)...

Mon, 11/10/2014

The Judicial Conference recently approved several amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.  They will be effective December 1, 2014.

First, the Conference approved a $50 increase (from $157 to $207) to the fee...

Fri, 10/31/2014

During the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014, bankruptcy filings in the Middle District of Alabama were up approximately 1 percent from the same period ending September 30, 2013.  Meanwhile, according to a recent Administrative Office...

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