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.

Fri, 2016-10-21
  Please be advised that new Census Bureau, IRS Data and Administrative Expenses Multipliers for completing the Mean Test forms in bankruptcy will go into effect on November 1, 2016.   Downloadable spreadsheets of these new figures are available on...
Tue, 2016-09-27
Please be advised that the Court has issued General Order 16-002 amending local rules and forms effective 10/3/16. Click the links for copies of the...
Mon, 2016-09-12
Several Federal Bankruptcy Rule amendments will take effect on December 1, 2016, including changes to FRBP 9006(f) regarding computation of time, which will no longer provide 3 additional days to act if served electronically.  Please review...
Mon, 2016-08-29
Please take notice that the Court has published a Notice of Proposed Amendments to its Local Rules and Forms, to be effective on October 3, 2016...
Wed, 2016-08-24
In case you missed it, please enjoy reading a copy of our latest On the Docket newsletter, which contains information about recent court...
Fri, 2016-08-12
The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and proposed new Rule 3015.1 for a comment period from July 1, 2016 through October 3, 2016.   ...
Fri, 2016-08-12
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a final rule for mortgage servicers that...
Mon, 2016-08-01
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.  Click  ...
Fri, 2016-07-01
On July 1, 2016, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules published a proposed amendment to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and a new Rule 3015.1 and requested that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.   The...
Tue, 2016-06-14
Dear Bankruptcy Attorney: The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court's Mission is "to provide a forum for equal access to services and information for the just resolution of fiscal disputes", and our Vision is to reflect "Honesty, Access, Professionalism,...

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