News & Announcements: January, 2022

03/04/2022

Updated March 4, 2022

In-Person Hearings Resume March 12, 2022, Face Mask Requirements are Lifted, and Clerk’s Office Public Lobbies and Intake Counters are Open.

  • In-Person Proceedings. Effective...
06/28/2022

Filing and amending claims through the Claims E-Filing utility is temporarily unavailable. Filing through CM/ECF is unaffected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

05/11/2022

The Court has entered General Order 2022-01 amending Local Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 5001-1, governing the deposit of funds into the Court's registry...

05/02/2022

Thank you to the Honorable Brian D. Lynch and his law clerk Katherine Culbertson, as well as the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, for the latest installment in the WAWB Best Practices series:...

04/19/2022

 

Starting late April, the Seattle/Everett/Bellingham assignment areas will be consolidated as to the...

04/07/2022

Temporary amendments to the Bankruptcy Code, Rules and National forms were implemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"). Those bankruptcy provisions sunset  on March 27, 2022.  Certain of the Official...

03/23/2022

The Court's Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program welcomes bankruptcy attorney Thomas Buford to its panel of mediators. Program mediators are trained in alternative dispute resolution...

02/23/2022

The Washington Center for Real Estate Research has published the median sales prices for homes by county, relevant for determining the...

02/10/2022

Effective March 1, 2022, the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office intake counters will reopen to serve the public in the Tacoma and Seattle courthouses. The counter is staffed Monday through Friday during business hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Clerk’s office...

01/26/2022

 

In recognition of the increased use of the ZoomGov platform for virtual hearings, WAWB Best Practices series presents the attached ZoomGov guide for hearing participants. This guide includes technical details and tips for practitioners...

01/20/2022

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007(a)(1) requires certain debtors to file, with the voluntary petition, a statement of corporate ownership. Effective December 1, 2021, this requirement was...

01/18/2022

A new ECF event has been made available to Trustees to facilitate their compliance with the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act (BAIA). The BAIA requires Chapter 7 panel trustees to docket a certification of eligibility, pursuant to 11 U.S....

01/13/2022

Judge Barreca announces that Everett Calendars will be conducted via ZoomGov going...