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.

Wed, 2021-03-17

New Subsection 1328(i) of the Bankruptcy Code

The Consolidated Appropriations Act creates a new subsection (i) of Section 1328 of the Bankruptcy Code....

Wed, 2021-03-10

NextGen is Coming!

The Court will be upgrading our CM/ECF software to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) in August. Click here for...

Wed, 2021-03-03

Proposed Amendment to LBR 9013-3 Certificate of Service – Motions

A proposed amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule (LBR) 9013-3 Certificate of Service – Motions is available for public commentary through April 5, 2021....

Wed, 2021-02-10

Proposed LBR 9072-1 and Proposed LBR 9073-1

The Court proposes the addition of two new local rules, LBR 9072-1 Orders and LBR 9073-1 Hearings which clarify the possibility of dismissal for failure to prosecute for motions, applications...

Tue, 2021-02-09

Updated Guidance on LBR 9004-1(c) Notice Form Language

Bankruptcy Practitioners in the Middle District of Georgia,

On February 5, we issued guidance to bankruptcy practitioners in the Middle District of Georgia regarding...

Fri, 2021-02-05

Local Bankruptcy Rule 9004-1 Notice - Additional Information

The Court previously issued Administrative Orders 137 and 139, which require many hearings (including all Macon and Columbus Division hearings) to be conducted telephonically...

Thu, 2021-02-04

Administrative Order #140

In response to recent disclosures of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, the Court has entered Administrative Order #140 which immediately adds new security procedures...

Tue, 2021-01-26

Amendment to LBR 2091-1 Attorneys - Withdrawals

A proposed amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule (LBR) 2091-1 Attorneys-Withdrawals is issued for public commentary through February 28, 2021. The proposed amendment allows attorneys to...

Tue, 2021-01-19

Updated Guide to the Small Business Reorganization Act

The “Guide to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019” written by Judge Paul W. Bonapfel of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia has been updated....

Tue, 2020-12-15

Holiday Court Closure

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia will be closed Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Friday, December 25, 2020 for the Christmas Holiday. The Court will also be closed on Friday,...