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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.
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Fri, 01/22/2016

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day.

Sun, 11/29/2015

The ALMB Local Rules have been updated with the new forms that became effective on December 1, 2015. (Click here)

Tue, 10/20/2015

A sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to...

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


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