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News and Public Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 11/08/2017

In accordance with the General Order issued on November 8, 2017, Administrative Order 5001-2 and Local Bankruptcy Forms 1009-1B, 2016-2, 3007-1, 3012-1A, 3012-1B, 3015-1C, 3017-1A, 3017-1B, 3020-1, 4001-2, 4001-4B, 4003-2B, 4003-2C, 7055-1, 9021-...

Mon, 10/23/2017

Chief Judge Joan N. Feeney of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) for the First Circuit announced today that, effective Monday, November 20, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., the BAP will relocate to the John Joseph Moakley United States...

Mon, 09/11/2017

In February 2017, the Court solicited input from the Committee on Local Rules, who further solicited comments from chapter 13 practitioners, regarding whether the District of New Hampshire should adopt a local chapter 13 form plan, as permitted...

Mon, 09/11/2017

Chief Judge Joseph Laplante of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and Chief Judge Bruce Harwood of the District of New Hampshire Bankruptcy Court announced today that, on Monday, November 20, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.,...

Tue, 06/06/2017

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowship for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law. Click on the link below for information about Judge Blackshear...

Mon, 03/20/2017

The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of the bankruptcy code. The appointment, located in Portland, Maine, is for cases filed...

Fri, 11/18/2016

At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to certain filing fees which go into effect on December 1, 2016.

For a list of the filing fees that will increase, as well as a copy of the revised...

Wed, 10/19/2016

The Court has adopted new Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs), Interim Bankruptcy Rules (IBRs), Administrative Orders (AOs), and Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBFs), repealing all prior versions, effective November 1, 2016.

The Rules...

Thu, 08/04/2016

The Court and the Committee on Local Rules have prepared revisions to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs), Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBFs), Administrative Orders (AOs), and Interim Bankruptcy Rules (IBRs).

A 30-day public comment...

Thu, 07/07/2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and adoption of a new Bankruptcy Rule 3015.1, and has asked that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment...

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