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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

FBA/ABOTA Civility Matters Program on October 7, 2016

August 30, 2016

The North Central Florida Chapters of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) are proud to present "Civility Matters," an effort to promote the Florida Bar's mandate of ethics and professionalism in the practice of law and pursue the first specific purpose in ABOTA's constitution: "To elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession." The FBA and ABOTA hope you will join us for a 2 hour program immediately following the October 7, 2016 Bar luncheon at the Wooly for an exciting panel presentation to address difficult q

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!

Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

July 1, 2016

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and proposed new Rule 3015.1 for a comment period from July 1, 2016 through October 3, 2016. CLICK HERE for more information.

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.


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