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News & Announcements

This page lists news and announcements released by the court for the current year. You can also access previous News & Announcements using the Archive box.

December 3, 2018
President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018, as a day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in honor of former President Bush.   All court hearings scheduled on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, are cancelled and will be rescheduled. In addition, all chapter 7 § 341 meeting of creditors scheduled before trustee Ken Eiler in Portland will be rescheduled to Friday...
November 28, 2018
A number of local bankruptcy forms have been updated to change the address of the Portland office of the court and make a number of stylistic and substantive changes. Click here to see a list of recently updated forms.
November 27, 2018
Effective December 1, 2018, the address of the Portland office will change to 1050 SW 6th Avenue #700, Portland, OR 97204. Please note that the Sixth + Main building in which the court is located is currently undergoing construction. Until construction is completed, the only entrance to the building is located at 5th Avenue and Salmon Street. Upon completion of construction (currently scheduled for February 17, 2019), the only public entrance to the building will be from 6th Avenue.
November 6, 2018
Click here for local rule changes effective 12/1/18.  Click here for local form changes effective 12/1/18.  The new forms may be used immediately and must be used by December 1. In addition, the mailing address for the Portland office of the court will officially change to 1050 SW 6th Avenue #700, Portland OR 97204 on December 1. A number of local forms will be updated with the new address and posted later in November. An announcement...
September 20, 2018
Proposed changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) and Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBFs) have been posted for review.  If adopted, these rule and form changes will be effective December 1, 2018. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by October 21, 2018.  Click here to submit comments.
September 17, 2018
The Office of the United States Trustee has re-posted the job announcement for the Assistant U.S. Trustee position in Seattle, WA. Applications will be accepted from Monday, September 17 until Monday, October 1, 2018. See more details here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510946400
August 16, 2018
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules for public comment by February 15, 2019. The proposed amendments, rules committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are posted on...
August 9, 2018
The Court is currently recruiting for a Director of Information Technology in the Portland office. Visit our Employment page for more information and application instructions.
July 30, 2018
The Court installed version 1.2 of NextGen CM/ECF on Saturday, July 28. It included a new version of the Judge/Trustee Assignment (JTA) program. When a debtor's attorney runs JTA, the debtor's attorney will receive a confirmation screen displaying the judge, trustee, 341(a) meeting date, and chapter 13 confirmation hearing date (if applicable). However, the new program will not create a docket entry or notice of case filing until the court has completed its review of the case filing and a batch...
July 13, 2018
Debtors may now obtain hearing dates for LBF 1366, Notice of Hearing on Ch.13 Trustee's Motion to Dismiss/Convert Case or 10 Day Notice of Default, from the court's website.  Available hearing dates for all judges can be found on the Hearings menu under Ch.13 Trustee's Motion to Dismiss (LBF 1366 Only).  The landing page will provide you with instructions on choosing the date to insert into the notice of hearing, and also includes a link to new procedures...
May 7, 2018
The Office of the United States Trustee has posted a job announcement for the Assistant U.S. Trustee position in Portland, OR.  The application deadline is Monday, May 21, 2018. See more details here:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498777100 https://justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-trustee-6
April 24, 2018
The Office of the United States Trustee has posted a job announcement for the Assistant U.S. Trustee position in Seattle, WA.  Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, April 25, 2018 until midnight on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. See more details here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497745200  
March 19, 2018
The Court is currently recruiting for an Information Technology Support Specialist in either the Eugene or Portland office.  Visit our Employment page for more information and application procedures.
March 6, 2018
EUGENE – Just a few weeks remain for young people in Oregon to enter the 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video competition offering substantial cash prizes and an opportunity to meet eminent jurists and legal practitioners. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 in public, private and parochial schools or home-schooled students of equivalent grade status may enter. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on April 1, 2018. More information is available at...
February 8, 2018
The Court has added an Email Subscription option on the lower right side of its website home page. Subscribers may receive emails regarding Court news and announcements, opinions, and changes to case number assignments and court personnel in Portland and Eugene. Subscribers may also sign up for updates from the U.S. Courts website.
January 20, 2018
Despite a government shutdown, the federal judiciary will remain open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through February 9, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation. Hearings and meetings of creditors will be held as scheduled. The Clerk's Office will maintain its usual business hours.
January 17, 2018
Installment payments for chapter 7, 11, and 13 filing fees may now be made online with a credit card, debit card, or via ACH by using the Online Payment Form.  This form cannot be used for Chapter 13 plan payments to the trustee. You can also use this form to pay fees associated with copies of documents.  Please call the clerk's office at 503-326-1500 or 541-431-4000 to verify the fee amount.  Click ...
January 2, 2018
An essay and video contest open to high school students in the western United States and Pacific Islands. Entries accepted beginning February 1, 2018. Deadline for entries is April 1, 2018. CASH PRIZES for Winners of the Essay and Video Competitions:    1st place: $2,000*   2nd place: $1,000   3rd place: $500 *Plus!  Travel and accommodations to attend the 2018 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Anaheim, California Contest rules, entry instructions, and more information is available at:...