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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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Please note due to a scheduled power outage on Saturday, October 21, Court Hearing Calendars, 341 Calendars, Self-Help Center Scheduler will be unavailable that day from 6 am - 6 pm.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The 2017 proposed amendments to the Chapter 13 Local Rules of Practice for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona, along with related forms are now available for review and public comment.  The deadline for all comments is Wednesday,...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

When using a PDF fillable form, the user must lock or "flatten" the PDF document after completing the form fields to ensure the document can be viewed on all devices and to prevent other users from manipulating or editing the information. The...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Clerk’s Office will be closed or have abbreviated hours for the following days in the month of September:

  • Phoenix
    • Friday, September 15, 2017 – Open for emergency filings ONLY...

Monday, August 14, 2017

A number of rule and form amendments, including many proposed changes to bankruptcy rules and forms, have been published for public comment. Written comments are due by February 17, 2018. The proposed changes are found at...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Each year the Judges of the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court in Arizona select lawyers with experience in the Federal Courts to serve as Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. (Actual expenses for...

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Yuma Court location will be closed Monday, July 3, 2017.  For assistance, please contact the Court at 602-682-4000 or 800-556-9230.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As of June 26, 2017, there are new procedural changes for filing adversary cases.  Any parties initiating an adversary case must upload the complaint at the time the adversary case is being filed in CM/ECF.  Please note that in the past, the...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Have you heard judges or practitioners use the phrase "Ninth Circuit Representative" or "Lawyer Reps (or Representatives)" and wondered what it was about?

This brief...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Effective May 22, 2017, new forms will be posted for use when filing an Application for Unclaimed Funds.  In addition to the new forms, there will be a new document with procedures for claiming unclaimed funds.  Of special note, attorneys will no...