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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

Reappointment of US Bankruptcy Judge Roberta A. Colton in the Middle District of Florida at Tampa

June 20, 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is seeking to reappoint US Bankruptcy Judge Roberta A. Colton to the judgeship position in the Middle District of Florida at Tampa. During this time, members of the bar and the public are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals concerning the reappointment of Judge Colton to a new fourteen year term of office in Tampa. Please CLICK HERE to find more information.

Invitation for Public Comment re Proposed Local Chapter 13 Plan Form

June 15, 2017

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures approved by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress become effective December 1, 2017. Bankruptcy Rule 3015(c) requires the use of an Official Form (National Chapter 13 Plan) unless a district instead adopts a Local Form plan that meets requirements of Bankruptcy Rule 3015.1. Members of the Bar and the public are invited to comment on this district's proposed Local Chapter 13 plan form. Click HERE for more information.

Availability of Bankruptcy Judgeship Position (FLSB)

May 30, 2017

CLICK HERE to review the public notice concerning the availability of a bankruptcy judgeship position in the Southern District of Florida at West Palm Beach.

2018 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference Instructions for Admission to the Bar of NDFL

April 21, 2017

Please complete the attached form if you are attending the 2018 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference and would like to be admitted to the Northern District of Florida Bar during bar admissions ceremony on May 5, 2018. Admissions requirements and form can be found here.

Interim Order Adopting Revised Negative Notice Legend Signed 4/19/17 (Admin Ord 17-001)

April 19, 2017

In accordance with Administrative Order 17-001, Interim Order Adopting Revised Negative Notice Legend Used in Accordance with N.D. Fla. LBR 2002-2, the negative notice legend set forth in N.D. Fla. FBR 2002-2 will be required for all negative notice motions and papers effective May 15, 2017. Please see LF-10 on the Forms page of this website for the new legend language.


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