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.

Thu, 01/10/2013

Effective Immediately:

Below is our new procedure when a document containing non-redacted personal identifiers is filed with the court:

1. The court will immediately restrict...

Wed, 01/09/2013

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure is asking for comment on the first proposed modernization of bankruptcy forms in two decades. The ...

Mon, 01/07/2013

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.

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Wed, 01/02/2013

Please be advised that the security protocols at The Federal Center have changed based on national directive. The heightened screening process is delaying access into the building. Visitors should expect to arrive at least 30 minutes...

Wed, 01/02/2013

ATTENTION: PRO SE DEBTORS AND OTHER UNREPRESENTED PARTIES

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Fri, 12/21/2012

The National Mortgage Settlement Administrator mailed Notice Letters and Claim Forms in late September through early October 2012 to those borrowers who lost their home due to foreclosure between January 1, 2008 and December 31 2011 and whose...

Thu, 12/20/2012

Reminder: Recent Administrative Order 12-002 regarding service requires the use of the most recent MAILING LABELS BY CASE matrix which is generated from ECF (Utilities>Mailings...

Wed, 12/19/2012

The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island invites public comment through January 18, 2013 on proposed local rule amendments.
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Wed, 12/19/2012

The Court has observed inadequate service on financial institutions, namely banks and/or their servicing agents. The service issue arises most frequently with respect to motions, including those embedded in a Chapter 13 plan, to modify or strip...

Wed, 12/05/2012

Congress has taken no action on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Criminal Procedure approved by the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012, and transmitted to Congress on April 24, 2012. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §...

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