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, 03/11/2014

 On March 11, 2014 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island signed General Order 14-001 amending local rules, forms and appendices which will...

Mon, 03/03/2014

Please take some time to enjoy the latest issue of our court newsletter, On the Docket.

Fri, 02/21/2014

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Wed, 02/19/2014

 Users of the ECF system shall ensure that  PDF documents submitted to ECF are free of any hidden data which may contain redacted information.  Click here to access...

Thu, 02/06/2014

Instructions for appearing telephonically have been posted to our For Attorneys page.

Wed, 01/29/2014

In calendar year 2013, there was a 12 percent drop in cases filed in federal bankruptcy courts. During the 12-month period ending December 31, 2013, 1,071,932 bankruptcy cases were...

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....