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. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 11/26/2014

The BAP is pleased to announce that on November 25, 2014, the Judicial Council of the First Circuit voted to approve the proposed Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit.  The local rules will become effective on...

Thu, 10/09/2014

The BAP is seeking public comment on its proposed amendments to the First Circuit BAP Local Rules.  In the drop down menu under Rules & Procedures, the BAP has included a tab for Amended Local Rules Information.  Under that tab, the BAP has...

Wed, 02/26/2014

The BAP is pleased to announce that on February 26, 2014, the First Circuit Judicial Council appointed Judge Bruce A. Harwood (Bankr. D.N.H.) to serve on the BAP, effective March 5, 2014.  We welcome him to the Panel and look forward to working...

Wed, 02/26/2014

The BAP is pleased to announce that the First Circuit Judicial Council has approved the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge J. Michael Deasy to the BAP for the period of one year and one day, from March 12, 2014, through March 13, 2015. 

Wed, 02/26/2014

The current term of office of Enrique S. Lamoutte, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, is due to expire on November 6, 2014.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is considering reappointment of Judge Lamoutte to a...

Mon, 01/06/2014

Due to his retirement on January 3, 2014, Judge Haines, Jr. will no longer serve on the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit.  The Panel thanks Judge Haines for his many years of service to the Panel, including for his time as...

Wed, 11/20/2013

Effective December 1, 2013, the appellate filing fee — referred to as the "docketing fee" in the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule — was increased from $450 to $500. The $5 filing fee for a notice of appeal under 28 U.S.C. § 1917 will remain the same. ...

Mon, 09/30/2013

In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit will remain fully staffed and open for business for approximately 10 business days. On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary...

Wed, 09/11/2013

The BAP is pleased to announce that on September 5, 2013, the First Circuit Judicial Council appointed Judge Diane Finkle (Bankr. D.R.I.) to serve on the BAP, effective September 7, 2013.  We welcome her to the Panel and look forward to working...

Wed, 09/11/2013

The September 23, 2013 oral arguments will be conducted in Courtroom 1, 12th Floor, of the John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House, 5 Post Office Sq. Boston, MA.  This is a change from the original notification that the arguments would be...