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U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
Chief Judge: Karen K. Specie
Clerk of Court: Traci E. Abrams
“Our Mission: To administer justice fairly while providing excellent assistance to those we serve."  

Court Announcements and News

Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench 2016 Presented by The Florida Bar

October 17, 2016


Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Tampa - Stetson University College of Law
1700 N. Tampa Street (813) 228-6625

Friday, November 4, 2016 - Miami - Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail (305) 400-7000


Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

August 12, 2016

In 2016, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules and forms for a comment period from August 12, 2016 through February 15, 2017.
-  Appellate Rules 8, 11, 25, 28.1, 29, 31, 39, 41, and Form 4
-  Bankruptcy Rules 3002.1, 5005, 8002, 8006, 8011, 8013, 8015, 8016, 8017, new Rule 8018.1, 8022, 8023, and new Part VIII Appendix; and Official Forms 309F, 417A, 417C, 425A, 425B, 425C, and 426
-  Civil Rules 5, 23, 62, and 65.1

A Holiday Reception To Celebrate Senior United States District Judge William Terrell Hodges' Forty-Fifth Anniversary on the Federal Bench

August 10, 2016

Presented by The North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association & the University of Florida Levin College of Law

Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: The F-Club Room at Ben Hill Griffin Football Stadium at the University of Florida (Free parking is available across Gale Lemerand Drive at the O' Connell Center)

The F-Club Room is "a place of Honor, Distinction and Gator Pride" – in short, the perfect place to celebrate Judge Hodges!

Update to the Permissive Use of Negative Notice List

June 14, 2016

The Negative Notice List has been updated to reflect two new additions: (1) Motion for Entry of Discharge (Chapter 11 Individual Case); and (2) Motion for Final Decree for Chapter 11 Cases other than those for an Individual Case. Click here to access the updated document.

Warning About Fraudulent Emails

May 24, 2016

This is a general notice warning to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails that may contain links to ransomware and/or malware. For your safety, please delete such emails without clicking the embedded links.


Daily docket

APR 25


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