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, 2020-04-06
Governor Raimondo's Office and the Secretary of State's Office worked together to secure the temporary authorization of remote online notarization in Rhode Island during the state of emergency to address the ability to continue notarizing documents...
Mon, 2020-04-06
Hosted by The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020 FROM 1:00-2:15 PM ET The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, has many important economic stimulus measures — including some that will impact bankruptcy. This...
Fri, 2020-04-03
The Court has created a separate web page listing the methods available for self represented parties to file documents with the...
Wed, 2020-04-01
Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle has entered General Order 20-007 regarding extension of certain deadlines related to Meeting of Creditors under 11 U.S.C. § 341(a) due to...
Tue, 2020-03-31
 The Court has updated the Calendar page to provide the telephonic hearing instructions as well as access information for...
Tue, 2020-03-31
Federal courts are individually coordinating with state and local health officials to obtain local information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and some have issued orders relating to court business, operating status, and public and employee safety...
Fri, 2020-03-27
Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle has entered General Order 20-006 temporarily suspending specified local rules delegating service of court notices, orders and other...
Fri, 2020-03-27
We are posting this information on behalf of the Region One, Office of United States Trustee: Attached are four documents the U.S. Trustee would like to provide to the Public and Debtor’s counsel to help facilitate these telephonic meetings....
Fri, 2020-03-27
Due to high demand for remote recording capabilities during the top of each hour, the Court is changing its telephonic calendar schedule to commence at 10:30 AM each Wednesday, rather than at 10:00 AM.  All hearings will be heard telephonically and...
Wed, 2020-03-25
The Bankruptcy Court has been notified by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Office that the Senate will today pass an enhancement to the Small Business Reorganization Act which will raise the eligibility debt limit to $7.5 million (from current $2,725,...

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