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.

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...

Tue, 2023-08-15

US Trustee Program Virtual § 341 Meetings

The U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases in the Middle District of Georgia for § 341 meetings in cases filed on or after...

Wed, 2023-07-26


The Court’s electronic case filing system, CM/ECF, will be unavailable due to mandatory system maintenance beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 28, 2023 and returning to normal...

Thu, 2023-04-06

Judgeship Vacancy Announcement with Application Macon April 2023

Bankruptcy Practitioners in the Middle District of Georgia,

Judge James P. Smith will retire in late February 2024 after fourteen years of service with the U. S....

Mon, 2023-02-27

New Chief Judge

The Honorable Austin E. Carter has been appointed as the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia by the judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of...

Fri, 2023-01-06

Amended Local Rules and Clerk's Instructions

The Court has decided to remove the form notices found in LBR 3015-2 and LBR 9004-1 to the Clerk’s Instructions to better facilitate any modifications that may arise from time to time. The...

Wed, 2022-11-30

Effective December 1, 2022, This Court Will No Longer Accept Cash Payments

Effective December 1, 2022, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia will no longer accept cash payments.

Attorneys must...

Wed, 2022-11-16

Public Notice: LBR 3015-2 and LBR 9004-1 Amendments

With the issuance of Administrative Order #145, which, among other things, provides guidance to practitioners regarding whether a hearing should be held telephonically or in-person,...

Fri, 2022-10-07

December 1, 2022 Federal Rule Changes

On December 1, 2022, amendments to the following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP) will go into effect: Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017....

Thu, 2022-10-06

Administrative Order # 147 on Attorney Fees in Chapter 13 Cases

The Court last revised the Administrative Order on Attorney Fees in Chapter 13 cases on January 9, 2017. The Court has concluded that an increase in the amount of...