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December 22, 2021
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ….” But how does this constitutional right apply to students? More than 50 years ago, the United States Supreme Court said that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression at the schoolhouse gate” – but it also has said that students’ rights are not the same as “rights of adults in other settings.” Decades...
December 2, 2021
The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, as well as the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, were amended effective December 1, 2021.  The following national bankruptcy rules were amended: Rule 2005: compelling attendance at 2004 exam, Rule 3007:  service of objections to claims, Rule 7007.1:  requirement to file corporate disclosure statement, and Rule 9036:  electronic service and noticing. Visit the...
November 29, 2021
The Court is currently recruiting for a Chief Deputy Clerk.  The position is available in either the Portland or Eugene office. Visit our Employment page for more information and application instructions.
November 9, 2021
Click here for local rule changes effective 12/1/21.  Click here for local form changes effective 12/1/21. A link to revision notes that characterize the form changes is found under the list of recently revised forms. The new forms may be used immediately and must be used by December 1.
November 4, 2021
Effective December 1, 2021, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has designated any entity that receives 100 or more paper bankruptcy notices in a single calendar month as a high-volume paper notice recipient pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9036(b)(2)(B) (as amended effective December 1, 2021) (the “Rule”). The threshold number of paper notices that will cause a notice recipient to be designated as a high-volume paper notice recipient pursuant to the Rule will be...
November 3, 2021
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a Bankruptcy Judgeship in the District of Nevada.  This position is available immediately, however, the selection process may take up to 18 months to complete. The official duty station for this position is Reno, Nevada. The term of office is 14 years with a possible renewal appointment subject to reappointment procedures.  The current salary is $201,112 per annum. Relocation expenses are not...
October 25, 2021
CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021 for necessary maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 
October 1, 2021
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, 2021. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by October 31, 2021.  Click here and select "Local Rules and Forms Comments" from the "Category"...
September 29, 2021
On Monday October 4, 2021, Teresa Pearson will be sworn in as an United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon.  At that time, cases currently assigned to Judge Trish Brown will be reassigned to Judge Pearson.
September 3, 2021
Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have appointed Teresa H. Pearson as the next bankruptcy judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Ms. Pearson will fill a vacancy resulting from the retirement of the Honorable Trish M. Brown, who will step down October 2, 2021.  Ms. Pearson will receive the oath of office from Chief Judge Renn on October 4, 2021.
June 17, 2021
Today, June 17, 2021, President Joseph Biden signed legislation into law establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day.  In observance of this new federal holiday, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021.  All filing deadlines for Friday, June 18, 2021 are now extended to Monday, June 21, 2021.   The Court will resume normal operations on Monday, June 21, 2021.  
June 4, 2021
Effective June 21, 2021, the U.S. Trustees will require that certain debtors use new forms for chapter 11 monthly operating reports and post-confirmation reports.  The uniform forms, and instructions for their use and filing, are available on the USTP’s website at...
June 3, 2021
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon is pleased to announce the availability of ChapMobile, a free public hearing calendar app that can be downloaded to iOS and Android Devices.  ChapMobile users have a variety of options for conveniently viewing court calendar information from a mobile device.  Visit the ChapMobile Page on the Court's website to learn more.
May 27, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – Preliminary judging of the essay and video entries has been completed in the 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest for high school students in the western United States, the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Over 700 students entered the contest despite challenges they confronted from transitioning to return to school to continuing their participation in online distance learning due to the coronavirus outbreak.  “The federal courts of the...
May 25, 2021
CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
May 18, 2021
CM/ECF, the judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021 to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
May 17, 2021
The court is pleased to announce that the previously postponed implementation of a new court calendar system (CHAP) will now occur on Monday, May 24, 2021. This change will affect how hearings are scheduled. Filers should continue to obtain hearing dates from the court’s website or from the courtroom deputy assigned to the hearing judge. However, when e-filing notices of hearings, filers will select a hearing date from a dropdown list instead of separately entering the hearing date, time, and...
May 14, 2021
The court is currently recruiting for a full-time term law clerk in the Portland office. The position is available 8/16/2021 and will serve in the chambers of a retiring judge until 10/2/2021, then in the chambers of the newly appointed judge. Visit our Employment page for more information and application instructions.
May 14, 2021
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon is pleased to announce the creation of a new Pro Bono Program which will provide free representation to unrepresented parties who cannot afford to hire an attorney and are in need of legal assistance.  The program was created with support from the Debtor-Creditor section of the Oregon State Bar and will be administered by the Bankruptcy Court. Qualifying debtors and nondebtors in active cases may apply for assistance with specific...
May 5, 2021
The court is pleased to announce that previous years’ Local Bankruptcy Rules  (LBRs) and General Orders (GOs) are now available for review on a new of page of U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s website.    Click here to access LBRs, GOs, and accompanying documents from the previous 20 years.   These resources may also be found by navigating from the Rules page on the court's website.
March 2, 2021
Kirsten Wilkinson has been selected as the next Clerk of Court. Ms. Wilkinson currently serves as the Assistant Circuit Executive for Court Policy & Operations for the Ninth Circuit. Previous to that, she was the Chief Deputy Clerk of Operations for the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho. Ms. Wilkinson began her federal judicial career as an operations supervisor with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Ms. Wilkinson will start on May 10...
February 25, 2021
The Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has approved a new Director’s Form 4100S (Supplemental Proof of Claim for CARES Forebearance Claim) to implement Section 1001(d) of Title X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which creates a new section 501(f) of the Bankruptcy Code. This new section permits an eligible creditor to file a supplemental proof of claim for a CARES Act...
February 4, 2021
CM/ECF, the judges’ hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 for required maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
February 1, 2021
The previously announced implementation of the new CHAP calendar program has been postponed. Another announcement will be made when the work is rescheduled.
January 27, 2021
CM/ECF, the judges’ hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 for required maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
January 27, 2021
On Monday, February 1, 2021, the court will implement a new calendar program (CHAP) that will affect how hearings are scheduled. Filers should continue to obtain hearing dates from the court’s website or from the courtroom deputy assigned to the hearing judge. However, when e-filing notices of hearings, filers will select a hearing date from a dropdown list instead of separately entering the hearing date, time, and location. Filing instructions for affected documents have been updated on the...
January 26, 2021
On January 12, 2021, the chapter 11 quarterly fee schedule established by 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(6) was changed by the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020 (the Act), Pub L. No. 116-325. The Act makes the new schedule effective on the first day of the first quarter after its enactment, which is April 1, 2021.  Additional information is available here.
December 30, 2020
The Court is currently recruiting for a Clerk of Court in the Portland office. Visit our Employment page for more information application instructions.
December 22, 2020
The Court is pleased to announce the launch of our new Electronic Self-Representation (eSR) system for individuals who plan to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy case without an attorney. eSR is an online tool that guides debtors step-by-step through the process of creating a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition package. It creates most of the forms needed for filing, performs all calculations, and allows for electronic filing of the petition package with the court. For more details on the new eSR system or...
December 9, 2020
Pay.Gov will be unavailable on Saturday, December 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific for critical maintenance. The court’s Online Payments program, as well as payments associated with electronic filings in CM/ECF, will be unavailable during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience.
November 17, 2020
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Patricia Sullivan. The position will be located in Pendleton, Oregon. The term of office is four (4) years. A full Public Notice for this U.S. Magistrate Judge position, qualification requirements, and application instructions are available at...
November 6, 2020
Click here for local rule changes effective 12/1/20.  Click here for local form changes effective 12/1/20. A link to revision notes that characterize the form changes is found under the list of recently revised forms. The U.S. District Court has also published related updates to its...
October 1, 2020
Judge Thomas M. Renn has been designated Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon effective October 1, 2020 for a five-year term.  Per 28 U.S.C §154(b), the chief judge of the bankruptcy court shall ensure that the rules of the bankruptcy court and of the district court are observed and that the business of the bankruptcy court is handled effectively and expeditiously.
September 29, 2020
Proposed additional changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules have been posted for review here. They relate to proposed revisions of the U.S. District Court Local Rules pertaining to bankruptcy. These new proposed rule changes are in addition to...
September 23, 2020
At its March 2020 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, and on the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation miscellaneous fee schedules. Filing fees for the most common chapters will be: Chapter 7, $338; Chapter 11, $1,738; Chapter 12, $278; and Chapter 13, $313. These changes are scheduled to become effective December 1, 2020. Please see the...
September 23, 2020
To improve readibility, the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) vendor will implement a new format for Certificates of Notice effective October 1. A sample of the new format and a description of the legend are attached.
September 21, 2020
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, 2020. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by October 21, 2020.  Click here to submit comments.
September 20, 2020
The U.S. District Court has posted proposed changes to its local rules (LRs), including LRs 2100, 2200, and 2300 pertaining to bankruptcy procedure. If adopted, they will be effective on December 1, 2020. The proposed changes and instructions for submitting comments by close of business on October 19, 2020 are posted here.
September 13, 2020
Due to the hazardous air quality in the region and concerns about the potential effects of recirculated air on coronavirus transmission, the Portland office will be closed to the public tomorrow and all employees will work from home. If you were planning to come to the court for a filing emergency or deadline, call 503-326-1500 or 541-431-4000 during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and we will assist you. The Eugene office remains closed to the public.
September 8, 2020
CM/ECF, the judges’ hearings calendars, and 341 meeting of creditors calendars will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 for required maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
August 29, 2020
The U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone or video appearance to all cases filed during the period of the President’s “Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak” issued March 13, 2020, and ending on the date that is 60 days after such declaration terminates. However, the U.S. Trustee may approve a request by a trustee in a particular case to continue the section 341...
August 26, 2020
CM/ECF, the judges’ hearings calendars, and 341 meeting of creditors calendars will be unavailable on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for required maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
August 19, 2020
The Court is preparing to hold trials and evidentiary hearings, as well as settlement conferences, via video using Zoom for Government. Click here for further information. 
August 14, 2020
The Pay.gov payment processing system will be down for approximately four hours on Saturday, August 22 starting at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific). Attorneys will not be able to make Pay.gov payments through CM/ECF during the maintenance window.
August 13, 2020
On June 23, 2020, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (Standing Committee) approved publication of proposed amendments to the following: Appellate Rule 25; Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts I and II; Rules 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2 (new), 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023; and Official Forms 101, 122B, 201, 309E-1, 309E-2, 309F-1, 309F-2, 314, 315, and 425A; Civil Rule 12 and Supplemental Rules for Social Security...
July 30, 2020
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. This position will be available on or after October 2, 2021, however, the selection process may take up to 18 months to complete. The official duty station for this position is in Portland, OR. The term of office is 14 years with a possible renewal appointment subject to reappointment procedures. The current salary is $199,088 per...
July 15, 2020
The court is currently recruiting for an Administrative Generalist in the Eugene office. Visit our Employment page for more information and application instructions.
July 1, 2020
Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov. The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically and have easy access to PACER and PACER-related applications. New features include: • Mobile friendly design; • New tool to search for court-specific information; • Interactive format to search frequently asked questions; • Search engine has been...
July 1, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO – Young people from California and Nevada have been selected the winners of the 2020 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an educational outreach effort to high school students sponsored by the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit. “The Right to Vote: Milestone Anniversaries” was the theme of the contest. Students in grades 9-12 in public, private and parochial schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status were challenged to write an essay or produce a short video...
June 15, 2020
The U.S. Trustee has announced that 341(a) creditor meetings for cases filed through October 10, 2020 will be held by telephone.

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