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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

Florida Southern Bankruptcy Court Seeking Chief Deputy Applicants

December 17, 2014

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Deputy Clerk. Click here to access the announcement.

Reappointment of Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham

December 16, 2014

The current four-year term of Kevin L. Butler, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham, expires 16 October 2015. In accordance with regulations of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit governing the appointment and reappointment of Federal Public Defenders, a review committee has been established to evaluate Mr. Butler’s performance in consideration of his request to be reappointed to a new four-year term.

New Fee for Filing Motions to Redact

December 1, 2014

During its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved a new fee for filing a motion to redact. This fee is effective December 1, 2014. CLICK HERE to review frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning this fee. The current fee schedule, effective 12/1/2014, can be accessed HERE.

Magistrate Judgeship Announcements - Middle District of Florida in Fort Myers and Tampa

December 1, 2014

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two full-time United States magistrate judges for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida -- one to be a resident in Fort Myers, Florida and the other in Tampa, Florida. Magistrate Judges are selected for a particular division and should expect to remain there for the duration of tenure. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Noticing Project Update

November 24, 2014

A new link has been added to the Filing Requirements page called "Noticing Requirements." This document has been updated to include Orders Scheduling Pretrial Hearings and Trials to the list of documents that the court intends to continue noticing through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center. The document also notes that the United States Trustee's Office is excluded from the new noticing requirements pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §101(42).

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