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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

Scheduled CM/ECF Downtime 11/30 8PM ET - 12/1 7AM ET

November 16, 2015

In order to perform the system maintenance necessary for the new forms and data collection requirements effective December 1, 2015, the ECF system will be unavailable Monday, November 30 8:00 p.m. (ET) until 7:00 a.m. (ET) Tuesday, December 1. Please plan accordingly.

Should you have a true emergency filing during this time, please visit the After Hours Emergency and Court Closure Filings page of our website for information. PACER will be available for case and document viewing.

Information for Attorneys - Bankruptcy Form Changes Effective 12/1/2015

October 20, 2015

The Bankruptcy Forms Modernization Project is an initiative that will require filers to use new official bankruptcy forms as of December 1, 2015. CLICK HERE for more information.

2015 Holiday Schedule

October 19, 2015

CLICK HERE for more information on the upcoming holidays, closures, and emergency/court closure filings.

Bankruptcy Forms Changes Effective 12/1/15

October 19, 2015

Most of the Official Bankruptcy forms, including the Voluntary Petition and all related Schedules and Statements, will be replaced effective December 1, 2015. The new forms are substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered. Included with this revision cycle are separate petitions for individual and non-individual debtors as well as new schedules A/B, E/F, and J-2. Many of the new forms require additional information which will result in new screens in CM/ECF when filing petitions. For detailed information regarding these changes, please review the following:

Reappointment and Solicitation for Applications re Incumbent Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Florida (Tampa)

October 19, 2015

CLICK HERE to review the Eleventh Circuit's public announcement on the reappointment of Donna Lee Elm, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida at Tampa. Members of the public and the Bar may send comments or applications to the review committee. Submissions must be received no later than 12/21/2015.


Daily docket

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