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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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Fri, 04/19/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama is seeking applicants for the position of Clerk of Court.  Information on the position and how to apply can be found...

Tue, 04/09/2024

The list of motions that can be filed using negative notice has been amended to add adequate protection motions under 9007(f)(6).  The new list is available here.

Tue, 04/02/2024

Local Form 6, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan, has been updated to correct the title of paragraph 10 to Domestic Support Obligations. Please make...

Mon, 03/25/2024

The new local forms that go into effect on April 1, 2024, have been posted to the Local Forms webpage.

Wed, 03/13/2024

The Court has issued Administrative Order 2024-01 dealing with the compensation of attorneys representing debtors in student loan dischargeability actions.  The new order implements a presumptive $500.00 fee for pre-litigation due diligence and $...

Tue, 02/20/2024

The new local rules and a list of motions that can be filed by negative notice are now available on the website on the local rules page. These new rules and the...

Tue, 01/23/2024

The Eleventh Circuit recently approved the new local rules for our Court. The effective date for implementation will be April 1, 2024. The final version of the rules is in review and will be posted on our website in the near future.


Fri, 11/17/2023

Both Judge Creswell and Judge Hawkins have updated their chamber procedures. The new procedures are available here: Judge Creswell and...

Fri, 11/17/2023

The Court has posted two new forms to our local forms page and updated a third. The new forms will be official local forms once the new rules are enacted, but they are available now for use.

The forms are:...

Thu, 11/02/2023

It has been brought to the Court's attention that someone may be impersonating creditors in an attempt to defraud debtors. In one instance, the alleged creditor contacted a debtor seeking to settle a legitimate notice of default and demanded...