News & 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.

Tue, 01/14/2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island is seeking a term judicial law clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle. Please click here...

Mon, 01/13/2014

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.
According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office...

Thu, 01/09/2014

The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court is pleased to announce the implementation of ePOC [Electronic Proofs of Claim Program] for the free electronic filing of claims directly from our website at www.rib....

Tue, 01/07/2014

On 12/18/2013  the Court  made a minor revision to the Judge's signature line on Form F of Appendix IX and an email was sent to the Bar. This form is not being used and we just want to make you aware that the form is available on the...

Thu, 01/02/2014

Due to the inclement weather headed our way, the Creditors Meetings scheduled to be held at The Federal Center tomorrow have been rescheduled to next Friday, January 10, 2014. The scheduled hearing times will remain the same.

Thu, 12/12/2013

For attorneys and trustees that have been delegated responsibility for serving bankruptcy notices and related documents, the ...

Wed, 12/11/2013

Twenty-five years ago, computers were hurtling America into the Information Age. From 1987 to 1989, the nation’s PC sales tripled, as consumers gained unprecedented power to process words, crunch numbers and print documents at home. The World...

Mon, 11/25/2013

The Judicial Conference and the Supreme Court of the United States have adopted certain amendments to the Federal  Rules, Forms and Fees, effective December 1, 2013.  Please click...

Wed, 11/20/2013

 Bankruptcy Practitioners:  On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Rhode Island Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle will host her second Open Forum for receiving comments and suggestions for improving the Bankruptcy Court's...

Fri, 11/08/2013

On November 8, 2013 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island signed General Order 13-006 amending Local Rule 1006-1 and R.I. Bankruptcy...

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