Welcome to the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (“BAP”). The BAP consists of bankruptcy judges appointed from the five districts in the First Circuit and, from time to time, bankruptcy judges from other circuits sitting by designation. The BAP judges, sitting in three-judge panels, hear appeals from the decisions of the bankruptcy courts in the districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island.
Clerk of Court:
Leslie C. Storm
John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 3-440
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 748-9665 (fax)
Our email address is ca01_BAP@ca1.uscourts.gov. Email does NOT constitute "official" correspondence to the BAP and is not a valid means of filing documents with the BAP.
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
Documents may be filed electronically using the Court's CM/ECF system at any time. For the effect of office hours on emergency filings, see 1st Cir. BAP L.R. 8013-1(d).
If the Clerk's office should close due to inclement weather or an unexpected emergency, we will post a message on our website and on our voice mail. Documents may be filed electronically using the Court's CM/ECF system at any time.
Case Administrator: Ann Williams
Judicial Law Clerk: Gwen P. May