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Case Information: 602-682-4000
Self-Help Center: 602-682-4007 or 866-553-0893
Multi-Court Voice Case Information System: 866-222-8029

November 20, 2014

  • 2015 District Conference: The District Conference will be held at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, on Friday, March 6, 2015. Click here for flyer.

November 17, 2014

  • Redaction Procedures - New $25.00 fee effective 12/1/2014: At its September meeting, the US Judicial Conference adopted a $25.00 fee for filing a motion to redact information.  The fee is to be charged per request, but can include redaction of multiple documents in one case.  The fee goes into effect on December 1, 2014.  The policy also includes guidance that the $25.00 fee is due, unless waived by court order, and applies to both open and closed cases.  If filed in a closed case, the court is not to charge a case reopen fee. (This is a reversal of previous guidance that court's were encouraged to charge a reopen fee.)  Attorneys are reminded of their responsibility to redact documents prior to filing under FRBP 9037.  If a filed document needs to be redacted, the proper procedure is file a motion to redact and then upload an order.  When the order is granted and docketed, the court will restrict viewing of the previously filed unredacted document.  The attorney should then file an amended properly redacted document and link it to the restricted entry.

  • November Holiday Closures: The court will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

November 5, 2014

  • Early Closure - Tucson Office: The Tucson Office will be closing at 2:00pm on Friday, November 7, 2014, to allow the court to attend the investiture ceremony for newly appointed Bankruptcy Judge Scott H. Gan.

October 28, 2014

  • Disruptions in Service to ECF and Court Website: There will be disruptions in access to the court's ECF systems and website on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, between 5:30am MST and 6:00am MST.  This is due to relocation of equipment in preparation for the installation of new services to improve access to court resources.

October 23, 2014

  • ECF Outage Today: Due to urgent equipment maintenance activities, there will be a disruption in access to ECF today, October 23, 2014, between 4:30pm MST and 6:30pm MST.

October 21, 2014

  • ECF Outage Today: Due to urgent equipment maintenance activities, there will be a disruption in access to ECF today, October 21, 2014, between 4:30pm MST and 5:30pm MST.

  • National Pro Bono Celebration Week: In honor of National Pro Bono Celebration week (October 19-25), the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona announces its 2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll on the Court website. The Pro Bono Honor Roll recognizes the outstanding commitment and efforts of pro bono attorneys in the District of Arizona.

September 19, 2014

  • Court Welcomes its Newest Judge: Scott H. Gan was sworn into office by Chief District Judge Raner Collins on September 11, 2014 and will assume the duties of his new position on the bankruptcy bench on September 20, 2014. With a few minor adjustments, he will take over the current case load of newly retired and recalled judge, the Honorable Eileen W. Hollowell.  Judge Hollowell retired from the court on September 19, 2014 after 14 years of excellent service.

September 16, 2014

  • Subscribe Link Added to the Judges' Opinions Page: You can now subscribe to receive email or text messaging notifications when any changes are made to the Judges' Opinions page.  Anyone currently subscribed to the General Orders page has been automatically added.

August 13, 2014

  • Web Site Maintenance: System maintenance on the Court's web servers will be performed on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, beginning at 4:30pm. This will require approximately one hour of downtime to this web site, as well as the Self Help Center Scheduler.

August 12, 2014

  • Check Your Judge Assignment and Hearing Location:  Due to recent changes on the Bankruptcy bench, your case may have been reassigned to a different judge.  Please confirm the judge assigned to your case before appearing in court.  Below is a list of each Bankruptcy judge and their courtroom assignments.

    • Chief Judge Daniel P. Collins - Courtroom 603
    • Judge George B. Nielsen (recalled) - Courtroom 602
    • Judge Eileen W. Hollowell - Courtroom 301*
    • Judge Brenda Moody Whinery - Courtroom 301*
    • Judge Eddward P. Ballinger - Courtroom 703
    • Judge Madeleine C. Wanslee - Courtroom 702
    • Judge Brenda K. Martin - Courtroom 701
    • Judge Paul Sala - Courtroom 601

 * Signage will be posted when there is a change in hearing location for Judge Hollowell or Judge Whinery.

August 1, 2014

  • PACER Service Center Maintenance:  Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) will experience periodic interruptions in service beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 7, 2014 through 5:00 a.m. CT on Monday, August 11, 2014.  Certain functions will be down intermittently.  For a list of function downtimes, refer to the PACER Downtime Notice (August 7-10) page.

July 14, 2014

  • Tucson Office Goes Cashless:  Effective July 14, 2014, the Tucson office will be cashless. Filing fees must be paid with either a cashier's check or money order made payable to US Bankruptcy Court. Other fees may be paid by cashier's check, money order or credit card. No payments made in cash can be accepted.

June 20, 2014

  • In-Person Volunteer Attorney Appointments to begin at the Yuma Courthouse:  The Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center is expanding its program to provide once a month in-person volunteer attorney appointments in Yuma.  The first set of appointments will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

    • July 11th
    • August 20th
    • September 17th

Pro se parties can sign up for an appointment on the court's website from the "Debtor Help" page link here > http://shc.azb.uscourts.gov/.

June 6, 2014

  • Check Your Judge Assignment and Hearing Location:  Due to recent changes on the Bankruptcy bench, your case may have been reassigned to a different judge.  Please confirm the judge assigned to your case before appearing in court.  Below is a list of each Bankruptcy judge and their courtroom assignments.

    • Judge Daniel P. Collins - Courtroom 603
    • Judge George B. Nielsen (recalled) - Courtroom 602
    • Judge Sara Sharer Curley - Courtroom 701
    • Judge Eileen W. Hollowell - Courtroom 301*
    • Judge Brenda Moody Whinery - Courtroom 301*
    • Judge Eddward P. Ballinger - Courtroom 703
    • Judge Madeleine C. Wanslee - Courtroom 702
    • Judge Brenda K. Martin - Courtroom 601

 * Signage will be posted when there is a change in hearing location for Judge Hollowell or Judge Whinery.

May 21, 2014

  • NCBJ Announces Blackshear Fellowship Opportunities for 2014 Conference: The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is now accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowships for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law. Click on the link below for information about Judge Blackshear, the Fellowship criteria, the application form, and other information about the program: http://www.ncbj.org/?page=BlackshearFellowship

    Named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Blackshear (now retired) of the Southern District of New York, the fellowship program provides both waived conference registration ($900 value) and a stipend for reasonable travel/hotel expenses for five up-and-coming minority bankruptcy practitioners (with less than 10 years' experience) who wish to attend the annual conference of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and who otherwise meet the selection criteria.

    This year's conference will be held October 8 - 11 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency. To view this year's conference agenda, go to http://www.ncbjmeeting.org/

    The deadline for submitting an application is AUGUST 1, 2014. The correspondence and attachments in .pdf format must be sent by e-mail to: Chambersof_JPHopkins@ohsb.uscourts.gov

May 16, 2014

  • Fee Increases Go Into Effect On June 1, 2014:  The new fee for filing:
    • Chapter 7 filing fee is $335.00
    • Chapter 11 filing fee is $1,717.00
    • Chapter 13 filing fee is $310.00
    • Adversary Complaint is $350.00

April 3, 2014

  • Judge Collins Courtroom Location Change Effective April 8, 2014:  Judge Daniel P. Collins will be occupying the former chamber of Judge Haines on the 6th floor and holding court in Courtroom 603 beginning Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
  • Bankruptcy Filing Fee Increases Effective June 1, 2014:  The Judicial Conference met on March 11, 2014 and approved changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule effective June 1, 2014.  A summary of those changes is listed below.

- Fee for filing an adversary complaint increases to 350.00

- Administrative fees increase as follows:

  • For the filling of a new petition under Chapters 7, 12 or 13 to $75.00
  • For the filing of a new petition under Chapters 9, 11 or 15 to $550.00
  • For the filing of a motion to deconsolidate\split a joint case under Chapters 7, 12 or 13 to $75.00
  • For the filing of a motion to deconsolidate\split a joint case under Chapters 9, 11 or 15 to $550.00

- As a result, fees for filing a new bankruptcy petition will increase as follows:

  • Chapter 7 filing fee increases to $335.00
  • Chapter 9 filing fee increases to $1,717.00
  • Chapter 11 filing fee increases to $1,717.00
  • Chapter 12 filing fee increases to $275.00
  • Chapter 13 filing fee increases to $310.00
  • Chapter 15 filing fee increases to $1,717.00

March 18, 2014

  • Changes at the Phoenix Courthouse:  
    • Judge George Nielsen has moved his chambers to the 6th Floor and will be holding court in courtroom 602.
    • Judge Madeleine Wanslee was sworn in as the court's newest judge on March 17, 2014.  She will be occupying the former chamber of Judge Nielsen on the 7th Floor and holding court in courtroom 702.
    • Please check the judge's procedural pages for staff contact information.

March 12, 2014

  • CM/ECF Maintenance:  Required maintenance and security updates will be applied to the CM/ECF servers on Sunday, March 16, 2014, between 2pm and 4pm.  During the maintenance window, users can expect disruptions in access to the CM/ECF application.  Status updates will be posted to the CM/ECF Operations Notice page.
  • Local Rules Project:  As part of an ongoing project to review the court's Local Rules, the Committee on the Local Rules is seeking comments or suggestions from the bar on any specific existing local rules that may need to be modified or any new areas not currently covered, where a local rule would be helpful when appearing before the bankruptcy court.  Suggestions may be emailed to: Local_Rules@azb.uscourts.gov preferably no later than April 30, 2014.

March 6, 2014

January 28, 2014

  • Yuma Office Goes Cashless:  Effective February 18, 2014, the Yuma office will be cashless. Filing fees must be paid with either a cashier's check or money order made payable to US Bankruptcy Court. Other fees may be paid by cashier's check, money order or credit card. No payments made in cash can be accepted.

January 9, 2014

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