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December 21, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon Clerk's Office in Portland, Oregon will be closed to the public beginning at 12:00 p.m. on December 22, 2022 through December 23, 2022 due to inclement weather.  The court will remain closed on Monday December 26, 2022, in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon Clerk's Office in Eugene, Oregon will be closed to the public on December 23, 2022 due to inclement weather.  This office will...
November 29, 2022
Click here for local rule changes effective 12/1/22.  Click here for local form changes effective 12/1/22—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...
November 16, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Nov, 21, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
October 18, 2022
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a Bankruptcy Judgeship for the Southern District of California. 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 San Diego, California. The term of office is 14 years with a possible renewal appointment subject to reappointment procedures. The current salary is $205,528 per annum....
October 7, 2022
Chief Judge Thomas M. Renn is currently recruiting for a Term Law Clerk in the Eugene office. Visit our Employment page for more information and application instructions.
October 6, 2022
Pay.gov services for the the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon will be unavailable from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, October 15, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
September 21, 2022
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, 2022. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by October 28, 2022.  Click here and select "Local Rules and Forms Comments" from the...
August 18, 2022
Pay.gov services for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon will be unavailable from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 
August 4, 2022
Judge Peter C. McKittrick is accepting applications for a Term Law Clerk. Visit our Employment page for more information and application instructions.
June 21, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
June 3, 2022
To further the goal of casting a wide net to attract the broadest possible pool of qualified applicants to serve as federal judges, the Judicial Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and Magistrate Judges System present their national diversity event Roadways to the Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge? The event is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2023. The time will be announced as we get closer to the event date.  Interested lawyers and law students...
April 4, 2022
General Order (G.O.) No. 22-1, which rescinds G.O. 20-4, has been issued and posted on the court’s website.  G.O. 20-4 adopted interim revisions to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1020 that implemented provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act which have now expired.
March 30, 2022
The court is making changes to events for filing reaffirmation agreements that will go live on April 4, 2022. The current "Reaffirmation Agreement with Atty Certification" and "Reaffirmation Agreement without Atty Certification" events are being retired and replaced with an event that will simply be named "Reaffirmation Agreement."  So, including the menu path and forms parenthetical, the new event will be: Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Reaffirmation Agreement [OF 427 & an agreement,...
March 24, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
March 22, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
March 18, 2022
The Ninth Circuit has extended the deadline for the 2022 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. Entries must now be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on March 28, 2022. This year's theme is The First Amendment and the Schoolhouse Gate:  Students Free Speech Rights. The essay and video contest is open to high school students in the Western United States and Pacific Islands. Students must reside in the State of Oregon to enter the local contest. For more information, see this year's...
March 17, 2022
Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2022, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar amounts, the Instructions for Individual and Non-Indvidual Debtors, two Director’s Forms which include dollar amounts, and one set of instructions for a Director's Form which includes a dollar amount.  The adjustments will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2022. Section 104 of...
March 12, 2022
Services to the CM/ECF system have been restored. E-filers may discontinue use of the public document upload. We appreciate your patience during this service outage. 
March 11, 2022
We are currently experiencing a CM/ECF outage for PACER users. We do not have an estimated timeframe as to when services will be restored. CM/ECF e-filers are encouraged to use the court's public document upload system during this outage. 
March 8, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
March 4, 2022
Proposed changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) have been posted for review.  If adopted, these rule changes will be effective March 14, 2022. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by March 11, 2022.  Click here and select "Local Rules and Forms Comments" from the "Category" list to submit comments.
February 25, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
February 16, 2022
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon CM/ECF, judges' hearing calendars, and 341 meeting calendars will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 
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.

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