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News & Announcements: 01/2024

03/27/2024
Motions and other matters without testimony and presentation of evidence have been accessible with a remote audio connection. Effective April 1, 2024, a video connection will also be an option if there is no live testimony. The courtroom cameras will show the bench and the lectern. Remote...
02/06/2024
The Office of the United States Trustee in Honolulu, Hawaii, has a vacancy for a paralegal specialist. Click here for application details.
01/30/2024
The Ninth Circuit is now accepting essay and video entries for its 2024 Civics Contest, which is open to high school students in the western United States, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands. Click here for contest rules and information about this year's topic: 70 Years Later - The Legacy of Brown...
01/22/2024
The court has issued an order adopting an amendment to LBR 2083-1 regarding Chapter 13 procedures. Subdivision (c) of the rule now permits court approval of certain sales of personal property to be obtained without notice and a hearing if the trustee approves. 
01/09/2024
On December 19, 2023, the court issued an order adopting amendments to the local bankruptcy rules effective January 1, 2024. The amendments included new LBR 2083-2 governing sales of real property by Chapter 13 debtors and requires use of several new forms. Although this rule supersedes LBR 2083-1(...
01/08/2024
Proposed amendments to federal bankruptcy rules and forms have been posted for public comment and may be viewed here. If approved, these rules and forms will go into effect in December 2025. Comments are due February 16, 2024. Instructions on submitting written comments are posted at the Judiciary'...
01/02/2024
Local Bankruptcy Rule 3015-1(h) provides that the Clerk set in January and July of each year a standard interest rate applicable to plan distributions on secured claims governed by § 1325(a)(5)(B)(ii). This rate may be used to determine the present value of a secured claim to be paid in deferred...