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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.

Sun, 03/29/2020

 NOTICE REGARDING THE MEANS OF FILING DOCUMENTS BY PRO SE/UNREPRESENTED PARTIES

In light of national efforts to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the United States...

Fri, 03/27/2020

 

ORDER

Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and in order to protect public health and safety, the deadline for any non-emergency filing (including briefs and appendices) due to be filed between March 27, 2020 and...

Tue, 01/28/2020

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.  Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Court...

Fri, 03/15/2019

BOSTON (March 15, 2019) — Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard, of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, announced today that United States Bankruptcy Judge Edward A. Godoy, of the District of Puerto Rico, will assume the duties of Chief Judge of the...

Fri, 12/21/2018

To ensure that we "reach a wide audience of qualified applicants," as prescribed by Judicial Conference regulations governing the selection, appointment, and reappointment of bankruptcy judges, the First Circuit Court of Appeals will accept...

Mon, 10/15/2018

 

Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit  announced today that Judge Joan N. Feeney, who has served as a judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts...

Tue, 05/01/2018

The BAP is pleased to announce that on April 17, 2018, the First Circuit Judicial Council issued an Order of Appointment appointing Judge Elizabeth D. Katz (Bankr. D. Massachusetts) to the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit,...

Mon, 10/23/2017

The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) for the First Circuit has, as of Monday, November 20, 2017, relocated to the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston.  Beginning November 20, 2017, unrepresented parties may file documents...

Tue, 07/25/2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit will go live with NextGen CM/ECF, the latest iteration of the national case management and...

Mon, 05/29/2017

The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (“BAP”) mourns the loss of the Hon. Arthur N. Votolato, who passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.  Judge Votolato had a long and distinguished career as a jurist.  In 1968, he was...

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