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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 Bankruptcy Administrator J. Thomas Corbett, Northern District of Alabama

January 29, 2016

The current five-year term of J. Thomas Corbett, United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama, expires 4 December 2016. The United States Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit has established a review committee to consider whether Mr. Corbett should be reappointed to a new five year term. CLICK HERE for more information.

Federal Bar Association Luncheon with Chief Judge Karen K. Specie

December 21, 2015

The North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is hosting a Brown Bag Luncheon with United States Chief Bankruptcy Judge Karen K. Specie. It will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the United States Courthouse, 401 SE First Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Lunch will be provided at no cost for North Central Florida Chapter members. There will be a $15 charge for non-members.

For more information contact Elliott Welker at ewelker@deanmead.com.

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.

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:

Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers

October 19, 2015

Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, including Florida, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy debt. Calls may appear to be from a law firm per caller ID but are in fact not and are fraudulent. Consumers receiving this kind of call are advised to hang up and contact their bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible. Do not give any personal or financial account information to the caller.

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