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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.

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.