News & Announcements

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, 2024-04-15

Public Notice Regarding Judge Robert M. Matson

The Honorable Robert M. Matson joined the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia on Monday, April 15, 2024. Judge Matson will receive new case assignments...

Sun, 2024-03-31

Retirement of Judge James P. Smith

The Honorable James P. Smith retires from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia after fourteen years of outstanding service to the Court. We expect that a new judge will...

Wed, 2024-01-24

Amended Order on Attorneys' Fees in Chapter 13 Cases

The Judges of this Court have issued Administrative Order 2024-01, "Amended Order on Attorneys' Fees in Chapter 13 Cases (Superseding Administrative Order #147 Dated October 6, 2022...

Tue, 2024-01-23

Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge James R. Sacca, Northern District of Georgia

Please click here to view the Public Notice on the...

Fri, 2023-12-01

December 1, 2023 Federal Rule Changes

On December 1, 2023, amendments to the following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP), Official Forms, and Director’s Form will go into effect:

FRBP 3011   Unclaimed Funds in Cases...

Wed, 2023-11-15

Miscellaneous Fee Schedule Effective December 1, 2023

At its March 2023 and September 2023 sessions, on the recommendation of the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management (CACM), the Judicial Conference approved...

Thu, 2023-11-09

Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Bench and Bar Committee Formed

As announced at the Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute Seminar in September 2023, the Court has stood up the Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy...

Mon, 2023-08-28

No In-Person Hearings in Valdosta August 29 and 30, 2023

Due to the arrival of Tropical Storm (potentially Hurricane) Idalia in the south Georgia area on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 29 and 30, proceedings of the United States...

Mon, 2023-08-28

US Trustee Training Sessions for Virtual § 341 Meetings via ZOOM

The U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 meetings of creditors (via ZOOM) in all Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases with § 341 meetings conducted from October 1,...

Tue, 2023-08-15

Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules and Forms - August 2023

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has approved publication for public comment of the following proposed amendments to existing rules...