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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

Hurricane Michael - Administrative Orders Entered

October 19, 2018

The following additional administrative orders were entered by Chief Judge Specie in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Please click the links below to review the orders:
 - 18-006 Extension of Deadlines and Bar Dates in Tallahassee Division
 - 18-007 Chapter 13 Plan Payments, Tallahassee Division Cases

Reappointment of US Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa, Catherine Peek McEwen

October 19, 2018

The current 14-year term of The Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen is due to expire on August 21, 2019. The US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Judge McEwen to a new 14-year term of office. Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals concerning Judge McEwen's reappointment. CLICK HERE for more information on submitting comments.

Hurricane Michael - Administrative Orders Entered

October 15, 2018

The following five administrative orders were entered by Chief Judge Specie in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Please click the links below to review each order:
 - 18-001 Emergency Grants, Loans, Insurance Payments, and Other Assistance
 - 18-002 Inaccessibility to Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and Paper Filing Capabilities
 - 18-003 Chapter 13 Plan Payments

Magistrate Judgeship Position - Western District of Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

September 26, 2018

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Pittsburgh. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

Proposed Rule Amendments for Public Comment

August 15, 2018

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to these rules. Proposed amendments, the advisory committees' reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are available at http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment. The public comment period closes on February 15, 2019.


Daily docket

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