News & Announcements: Oct 2019

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court.

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...
Tue, 2019-10-08
The  U.S. District Court has announced that the Honorable Mary S. McElroy is seeking a term law clerk to join her team. For more information on how to apply, please see the...
Tue, 2019-10-08
Please see attached list with links to four recently enacted pieces of legislation impacting bankruptcy.