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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

Bankruptcy Rules, Forms, and Fee Amendments Effective 12/1/2014 - Instructional Video Available

November 21, 2014

The Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma have created an instructional video presentation concerning amendments to the rules and forms. The Northern District of Florida thanks the Chief Deputy Clerks of the Oklahoma bankruptcy courts for creating this very effective presentation.

PACER Service Center Scheduled Down Time - 11/29/2014

November 19, 2014

The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service's nationwide search capabilities (including the pacer.gov website, PACER Case Locator, and external user e-filing in the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals) will not be available during the hours of 7:00 AM CT and 10:00 AM CT on November 29, 2014.

Bankruptcy Rules, Forms, and Fee Amendments Effective 12/1/2014

November 17, 2014

Please be advised that amendments to the Fed. R. Bankr. P. and several official bankruptcy forms take effect on December 1, 2014. On this same date, two changes will go into effect for the Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. For debtors' counsel who use petition preparation software, an update to your program may be required. CLICK HERE for more information.

Vacancy Announcement - US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit - Clerk of Court

October 31, 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invites applications for the position of Clerk of Court. A letter of application; resume outlining educational background, employment, salary history, and other relevant information; and, a self-edited writing sample of no more than five pages should be submitted by November 28, 2014. CLICK HERE for the announcement.

Update to Proposed Order Guidelines: Clarification Concerning the New Competing Orders Procedure

October 23, 2014

The court recently published an update to the Proposed Order Guidelines document which resulted in several questions from counsel concerning the new "competing order" language. The language has been updated to clarify that this process only applies if there is a dispute that has been discussed between counsel about all or a portion of a proposed order that cannot be resolved by the time the proposed order is to be submitted. The procedure has also been updated to remind counsel to copy opposing counsel with the proposed order and the required letter.


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