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.

Mon, 2020-06-22
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island invites public comment on the proposed amendments to its local rules.  Copies of the proposed amendments are available ...
Thu, 2020-06-18
We are pleased to announce the publication of our Spring 2020 court newsletter On the Docket, which...
Mon, 2020-06-15
June 12, 2020 The U.S. Trustee Program is extending the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone or video appearance to all cases filed through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible U.S. Trustee or case trustee...
Mon, 2020-06-15
The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court is pleased to announce a new event: “Request Certified Copy”, for Electronic Filers and Limited Users to use to obtain certified copies of court documents.  This event, located under the “Other” category in the...
Thu, 2020-06-11
The Court is pleased to announce that it is now live streaming audio of court hearings on its YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaFUH4LPF3DD4jtR-mxd2w/live...
Tue, 2020-06-09
The Court will be returning to its usual 10:00 AM court motion calendar starting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  Please plan accordingly.
Thu, 2020-06-04
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, to commence in August 2021. This law clerk position is for an employment assignment of one...
Tue, 2020-05-26
Please see the May 26, 2020 letter from the Honorable Diane Finkle, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, to the Rhode Island...
Wed, 2020-05-13
Notice to Public Access Terminal Users: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and temporary closing of the Clerk's office, public access to court records that would otherwise be available for viewing and copying from our public area may instead be accessed...
Thu, 2020-04-30
The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court is pleased to announce that commencing on April 30, 2020, a new free electronic fee payment method is available for Self-Represented Parties, and limited fees for ECF filers (see specific fee categories).  This new...

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