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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.

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 Chief...
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 will...
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 with...
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 held...

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