U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Washington
Western District of Washington

Hon. Brian D. Lynch, Chief Judge Mark L. Hatcher, Clerk of Court
Seattle Office
Seattle Courthouse
700 Stewart St., #6301
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 370-5200
Tacoma Office
Tacoma Courthouse
1717 Pacific Ave., Ste 2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 882-3900
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· Construction at the Vancouver Federal Building during the month of June will alter the public access.
· Effective for cases filed on and after May 15, 2015, the list of creditors shall be filed by the debtor no later than 7 days from the date of the filing of the petition. Failure to timely file or submit the creditor list may result in dismissal of the debtor's case. See General Order 2015-1.
· Case Redistribution: Effective July 1, 2015, there will be a redistribution of cases between Judge Barreca and the new judge filling Judge Overstreet’s vacancy. Judge Barreca will preside over the Marysville caseload. The new judge will preside over the Port Orchard caseload. Additionally, most of Judge Barreca’s present Seattle Chapter 7 and 13 matters will be transferred to the new judge.
· Free Email Notification Available to Debtors
Debtors can now receive same day email notice of court generated notices and orders through Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN). DeBN is free and easy to set up. For more information and registration instructions, go to the DeBN home page.
· Judge Lynch's June 23 Ch 13 calendar has been cancelled (June 23 Ch 7/11 calendar will still take place).
· Judge Lynch's August 12 calendars have been cancelled (Reaffirmation & IFP hearings from Aug 12 will be moved to 3:00 PM on August 26)
· Judge Overstreet's June 19 Seattle Calendars have been moved to June 26.
· NOTICE FROM CLERK OF 9TH CIRCUIT BAP: For all cases opened at the BAP beginning February 1, 2015, all excerpts of record must be filed electronically and no paper copies will be necessary. In all other cases effective immediately any attorney or other electronic filer may file the excerpts electronically without submitting paper copies. Please see Rule 3 of the Administrative Order Regarding Electronic Filing in BAP Cases available on the BAP website at www.ca9.uscourts.gov/bap/.
· Follow the W.D. Washington Bankruptcy Court on Twitter @WAWB_News for public notices, court closure information and information regarding ECF accessibility.

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