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, 2023-01-19
On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 , the Justice Department announced that Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has selected Tara Twomey to serve as Director of the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) at the Department of Justice.  Ms. Twomey will...
Fri, 2023-01-13
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Tue, 2023-01-10
In light of the re-elevation of Providence County and surrounding communities to the High Covid-19 transmission category, the Bankruptcy Court will conduct its January 18 and February 1, 2023 motion calendars virtually via the Zoom.Gov platform, in...
Tue, 2022-12-20
The United States Trustee for Region 1, William K. Harrington, has today notified the Bankruptcy Court of the selection and upcoming appointment of Charles A. Pisaturo, Jr. to serve as standing trustee in cases filed under chapter 13 for the...
Tue, 2022-11-29
Pursuant to General Order 22-003, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island has adopted amendments to its local rules and form 1007-1.1...
Tue, 2022-11-29
Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure: 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2 (new), 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023. These rule changes can be viewed at the following ...
Mon, 2022-11-28
DOJ Announces New Guidance Regarding Bankruptcy Student Loan Discharge (Information):​​​​​​​ On November 17, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) ...
Wed, 2022-11-16
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island is accepting applications for the position of Career Law Clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle. The closing date is December 16, 2022.  Please see ...
Tue, 2022-11-15
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the selection of Jonathan E. Pincince as the next Bankruptcy Clerk for the District of Rhode Island.  Mr. Pincince has been with the judiciary for nine years and...
Thu, 2022-11-03
Today, November 3, 2022, the Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court issued General Order 22-002 rescinding, effective December 1, 2022, the adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules related to the...

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