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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

Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Financial Literacy Conference (Dallas, TX September 11-13, 2014)

July 8, 2014

CARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community outreach program of the American Bankruptcy Institute that promotes the education of young adults on the responsible use of credit and the potential consequences of poor money management and credit abuse. The inaugural CARE Financial Literacy Conference will be held in Dallas and offers financial literacy training as well as CLE/CPE credit. Visit the CARE Conference Website for more information.

American Bankruptcy Law Journal - Attorney Position Announcement for Editorial Advisory Board

July 2, 2014

An attorney position on the Editorial Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Law Journal (a 3 year non-renewable term) will become vacant as of January 1, 2015. Please CLICK HERE for further information on applying.

Proposed Orders Update - Subject Line Change Request and Disregard Response Email Being Sent

June 30, 2014

It has been reported by some users that they are receiving response emails stating to submit proposed orders via the website. Please disregard this email.

Submitted proposed orders via email are being received and reviewed at this time, and the IT staff is working to remove this response email being sent out.

NOTE: At this time we would also like to request that in the subject line of the proposed order email, please include the last name of the case administrator who is in charge of the case.

Proposed Orders and Public Calendar Are Currently Down

June 30, 2014

Proposed Orders and the Public Calendar are currently inaccessible. The issue is being worked on by our IT staff. In the meantime, proposed orders can be submitted by sending them to the following email address:


The same rules still apply when submitting proposed orders via email as they did for the website. Calendar information can be accessed from within CM/ECF.

We will update the announcements as soon as the problems are resolved. Thank you for your patience.

No Ex Parte Communications

June 20, 2014

Judge Specie shall not engage in ex parte communication of any kind. Bankruptcy Rule 9003 states: "any party in interest, and any attorney, accountant, or employee of a party in interest shall refrain from ex parte meetings and communications with the court concerning matters affecting a particular case or proceeding." Failure to comply with this rule may result in sanctions.


Daily docket

APR 25


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