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.

Mon, 07/27/2015

The Providence Office of the U.S. Trustee is relocating effective July 31, 2015.  E-mail addresses, the main telephone number and fax number will remain unchanged. 

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Mon, 07/13/2015

For Debtors who have student loans they feel they cannot repay due to personal and financial hardships, they and  their attorneys may wish to consult the discharge/forgiveness of debt guidelines  issued by the United States Department of...

Mon, 07/06/2015

Please take a moment to vote for the employees you feel deserve the Customer Service Appreciation Award this year.  Thank you.

Wed, 07/01/2015

On July 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued its opinion in Sauer Inc. vs. Lawson, No. 14-2058, expanding the actual fraud element of §523(a)(2)(A) to...

Tue, 06/30/2015

Notice is hereby given that the Court has entered General Order (GO) 15-002 today amending local rules, forms and appendices, effective July 1, 2015.   Links to the...

Mon, 06/08/2015

The First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a Press Release today announcing that Christopher J. Panos has been...

Wed, 06/03/2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island hereby provides Notice of Proposed Changes to its Local Rules, Forms and Appendices, to be...

Tue, 03/31/2015

You are invited to attend a public discussion with Rhode Island Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle.
Once again we want to hear your comments, suggestions, and input about the Bankruptcy Court’s processes and...

Mon, 02/23/2015

Beginning Monday, February 23, 2015, any debtor in bankruptcy can request to receive court notices and orders by email rather than by U.S. mail. This new free program is known as Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN).  Please click...

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