News & Announcements: January, 2021

12/02/2021

The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, as well as the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, were amended effective December 1, 2021. In addition, Official Form 122B, Chapter 11 Statement of Monthly Income, was amended.

The amendments...

11/29/2021

The Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program is accepting applications from qualified individuals desiring to join its panel of trained mediators. Attorney candidates must be a member of the bar of any state for at least 5 years, be in good standing...

11/29/2021

For the latest information on hearing dates and each judge's preference for conducting calendars, refer frequently to the Chambers information pages of the Court's website.

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11/15/2021

The Court's Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program is assisted by an Executive Committee comprised of up to 5 attorneys. Members are appointed for 3 year terms, which may be...

11/10/2021

The latest installment of the WAWB Best Practices series is courtesy of the Washington State Bar Association. The article addresses recent changes to malpractice disclosure requirements, MCLE ethics requirements,and more. Find this and prior...

09/28/2021

If the U.S. Congress fails to enact a Continuing Resolution by midnight on September 30, 2021, federal agencies will implement shutdown plans. However, in the event of a lapse of appropriations, the Judiciary has fee authorities and no-year...

09/28/2021

The Court is updating its website with respect to how we display and communicate information related to judges' future calendars. Calendars are currently available under the "Hearings and Locations...

09/13/2021

 

In anticipation of continued telephone Section 341 Meetings of Creditors, the U.S. Trustee’s office has arranged for new conference call lines for most trustees.  Each trustee will have a specific conference call line...

09/01/2021

As part of the continuing Best Practices Series, "Service on Credit Unions" by Taylor M. Jones, law clerk to Judge Brian D. Lynch, addresses the nuances of service under...

08/27/2021

The Clerk's office is frequently contacted by individuals who are looking for a copy of their discharge order from a prior bankruptcy proceeding. Those requests can now be processed online, on the homepage of the...

08/25/2021

Judge Barreca's Everett Calendar will be held telephonically until November 10, 2021, not in person as previously announced, as a result of changing Covid-19 related restrictions at the Everett facility. Permission to attend telephonically is not...

08/19/2021

The U.S.Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is available on ChapMobile, a free mobile app that displays Confirmed Hearings and 341 Meetings in a user-friendly format. A go-to app for attorneys and trustees who want to track...

08/13/2021

As a result of a judiciary wide service disruption, Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) generated by the Court's Case Filing/Electronic Case Management System (ECF) failed to launch for about 30 minutes on the afternoon of Thursday, August 12....

07/13/2021

The Clerk’s office procedures for closing cases is largely governed by an agreement between the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the United States Trustee.  We are updating our closing procedures per that...

06/23/2021

The Court has adopted General Order 21-02,...

06/01/2021

The Office of the United States Trustee for W. Washington and Alaska is hosting a training on how to prepare and file the new Chapter 11 Monthly Operating Reports and new Post-Effective Date Reports.  The training will take place by Microsoft...

05/24/2021

The Court's Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program is proud to sponsor an excellent program featuring three well known and respected jurists renowned for their dual expertise in mediation and bankruptcy law:

            ** Barbara Houser,...

05/13/2021

The Washington State legislature has enacted significant changes to the Washington homestead statute. The Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5408 (link is external)...

05/03/2021

The United States District Court for the W.D. Washington has entered General Order 08-21 defining the electronic device policy for Western...

04/30/2021

The WAWB Best Practices series has added a timely and informative article by Mark S. Stern and Christina Latta Henry with practice tips related to the new Washington...

04/26/2021

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has announced an increase in attorney admission fees. The one-time fee for admission to practice in the Western District of Washington is increased to $238.00.  The pro hac...

03/24/2021

A reminder that memorandum decisions of the Court are available free, without a logon, at https://govinfo.gov In addition, the Court's RSS Feed service provides notification of new opinions posted on the...

03/01/2021

Attorneys and other case participants are increasingly using third-party services (e.g., PACER Pro, DocketBird, CourtDrive, RECAP, etc.) to collect and organize case filings in matters in which they are involved. To facilitate the use of a third-...

02/26/2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, allows an “eligible creditor” to file a supplemental proof of claim for a CARES Act forbearance in a chapter 13 case. A new form of Supplemental Proof of Claim for CARES Forbearance Claim,...

02/19/2021

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the “Act”) was signed into law. Among other changes, the Act creates a new subsection (i) of section 1328 of the Bankruptcy Code which permits a court to grant a regular (not hardship)...

01/20/2021

NOTICE OF NEW CHAPTER 11 QUARTERLY FEE SCHEDULE    

The chapter 11 quarterly fee schedule established by 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(6) was changed by the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020 (the Act), Pub. L. No....

01/15/2021

ChapMobile App 1.1.4 is now available in the Apple and Google Play Stores

CHAP Support is pleased  to announce  ChapMobile App 1.1.4 is now available in the Apple and Google App Stores as of Saturday, January 16, 2021....