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.

Thu, 2019-12-12
On April 12, 2018, the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island certified the following question to the Rhode Island Supreme Court:  "Whether a debtor may claim an exemption in an inherited Individual Retirement Annuity pursuant to RI...
Mon, 2019-11-25
Pursuant to General Order 19-001, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island has amended Local Rules,...
Mon, 2019-11-18
We are pleased to announce the publication of our Fall 2019 court newsletter, On the Docket, which contains information about recent court...
Tue, 2019-11-05
The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court, through the generous financial support of the Federal Bar Fund, has entered into a partnership with Language Line Services (“LLS”) to provide over-the-phone foreign...
Tue, 2019-10-29
The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the...
Fri, 2019-10-25
Invitation to Rhode Island Bankruptcy Attorneys:  An Open Meeting with the Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.  Please see the ...
Thu, 2019-10-24
On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) will go into effect – long before the normal three-year rules amendment process runs its course. As a temporary measure, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy...
Tue, 2019-10-15
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, local forms, and appendices.  Copies of the proposed amendments are available...
Thu, 2019-10-10
Recent Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms Forms Effective October 1, 2019 On August 26, 2019, the President signed into law the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (the HAVEN Act) Public Law No. 116-52.  The HAVEN Act  amended...

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