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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

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.

Update of Proposed Orders Procedures re Competing Orders

October 21, 2014

Please review the Proposed Orders Procedures located on the Instructions and Procedures (Chambers) page for information concerning the submission of competing proposed orders.

Mortgage Modification Mediation Program Update re Standing Order No. 20

October 6, 2014

Standing Order No. 20 has been amended to reflect that the Mortgage Modification Mediation (MMM) Program is available in all cases and for any type of real property. In addition, the list of mediator qualifications been revised. All changes are effective September 22, 2014 and can be viewed here.

New Local Form for Motion for Mortgage Modification Mediation (LF-3)

October 1, 2014

The new Verified Ex Parte Motion for Mortgage Modification Mediation ("MMM"), Local Form 3, is available in fillable format on the Local Forms page for use in all chapters of bankruptcy for debtors who wish to engage in mortgage modification mediation. Please note adherence to the Court's Uniform District-wide Mortgage Modification Mediation Procedures is required.

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