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.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the judiciary’s website at http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx.
On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, SDNY will implement the Claims Upload feature in CM/ECF for attorneys and limited access accounts. For important information regarding Claims Upload, please click on Claims Upload on the E-filing Instructions and Filing Information page.
The current term of office of Bankruptcy Judge Carla Craig, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York is due to expire on February 27, 2014. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Craig to a new term of office and has determined that she appears to merit reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.
Please be advised that General Order 447 "Amended Guidelines for Professional Fees and Disbursements for Professionals in Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Cases" will be effective February 5, 2013.
CHANGES TO CERTAIN FILING FEES: Effective on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the filing fee for commencing a case under chapter 9, 11 or 15 is increased to $1,213.00, and certain other fees have also been increased.
The CM/ECF server for the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcy cases will be permanently unavailable as of 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Both cases are being moved to the main CM/ECF server, available on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 8:30 AM. Please see the important details. click here.
A new centralized return mail program has been implemented for processing the returned mail that, prior to this new system, had been sent back to the bankruptcy court for handling. Click here to learn more.
A new phone system has been installed in the Bowling Green courthouse. Please be aware that all extensions have changed. The main line (212) 668-2870, as well as all chambers lines remain the same. To search by name (last name first) please call the main line and dial 1. If you have any difficulty in reaching your intended court employee you can dial 3 to reach our customer service desk.