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, 2020-01-23
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 and forms to implement the...
Wed, 2020-01-22
The current term of office of Brian K. Tester, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, is due to expire on November 12, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is considering reappointment of Judge...
Tue, 2020-01-07
The Bankruptcy Court is pleased to offer a free training on the upcoming Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (subchapter V of chapter 11), procedures to members of the Bankruptcy Bar on Tuesday, February 25 from 2-4:30 PM.   Please see...
Thu, 2020-01-02
Pursuant to its authority under sections 1913, 1914, 1926, 1930, and 1932 of Title 28, United States Code, the Judicial Conference, at its September 17, 2019 session, amended the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the appellate, district,...
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...

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