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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

Administrative Order - Motion to Extend or Impose Stay

September 28, 2015

Administrative Order No. 15-002 has been entered pertaining to Motions to Extend or Impose Stay. CLICK HERE for more information.

Mortgage Modification Mediation Process Important Update

September 24, 2015

Effective October 1, 2015, all parties participating in the Mortgage Modification Mediation process in the Northern District of Florida shall comply with the amended and modified MMM procedures set forth within Administrative Order No. 15-001.

Reappointment of Judge Paul W. Bonapfel

September 18, 2015

The current 14-year term of office of The Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia at Atlanta, is due to expire on 9 April 2016. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit presently is considering whether to reappoint Judge Bonapfel to a new 14-year term of office. Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals concerning the reappointment.

Support for EZ-Filing to be Discontinued

September 14, 2015

We have been informed that CINgroup will no longer update or support the EZ-Filing and New Hope bankruptcy software programs after November 30, 2015, and will not release an update containing the new or revised bankruptcy forms effective December 1.

Attorneys who currently use EZ-Filing or New Hope software should visit their website at http://go.cingroup.com/ezfilingtransition for more information and FAQs.

Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment - August 2015 (IMPORTANT)

August 14, 2015

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the Judiciary’s website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment.


Daily docket

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