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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.

Thu, 02/25/2021
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (the “AO”) has provided notice of a national...
Tue, 01/19/2021
BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION The First Circuit Court of Appeals is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico in Ponce. Attorneys are encouraged to apply, even if their...
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 Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (“BAP”) temporarily...
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 April 27, 2020 in a case before the...
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 since 1992,  ...
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 by...
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 electronic case filing system. In order to implement the upgrade, the...

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