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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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Thu, 01/20/2022

Administrative Order 2022-02 amends Administrative Order 2022-01, further delaying the return to in-court hearings until after March 11, 2022.  The new administrative order can be found...

Mon, 12/13/2021

Several Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure changes came into effect December 1, 2021. The changes are:

1. Rule 2005, subsection (c) is amended to delete the references to 18 U.S.C. § 3146(a) and (b) and replaced them with a reference to...

Wed, 11/03/2021

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the receptions for Judge Sawyer have been postponed.

SAVE THE DATE!

Members of the bankruptcy bar: Come celebrate Judge Sawyer’s retirement at small receptions...

Wed, 10/27/2021

The October 2021 edition of the Alabama Middle Bankruptcy Court Newsletter is now available.  This latest volume of the newsletter can be downloaded here.  This volume and all archived...

Mon, 10/25/2021

As a reminder, based on Administrative Order 2021-08, the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama will return to in-person court hearings effective January 2, 2022. We will return to the pre-COVID schedule. Judge Creswell will hold...

Fri, 10/15/2021

The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will incorporate a few new rules effective December 1, 2021. The changes are:

1. Rule 2005, subsection (c) will be amended to delete the references to 18 U.S.C. § 3146(a) and (b) and replace them...

Tue, 09/21/2021

Despite our continued effort to raise this issue in our newsletters and our attorney forums, we continue to have a large number of overpayments in chapter 13 cases where the filing fee is going to be paid through the plan. Processing these...

Tue, 09/21/2021

The attorney forums for our bankruptcy bar scheduled to take place in November are being postponed until early next year due to the increased COVID-19 numbers in our state. We will send out a notice when the forums are rescheduled. In the...

Thu, 08/26/2021

The court has updated Local Form 6 (1382(i)) for those debtors requesting discharge under this statutory provision.  The updated form has blocks for the debtor to provide details on mortgage...

Tue, 08/10/2021

Due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 numbers in the Middle District, the bankruptcy judges have issued Administrative Order 2021-08 setting a return to court for confirmation hearings...

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