News & Announcements

July 30, 2020

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa has issued Public Administrative Order 20-AO-0010-P with respect to COVID-19 mask requirements. Effective August 3, 2020, appropriate face masks or shields must be worn at all...

June 29, 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...

April 28, 2020

Notice from the U.S. Trustee: The U.S. Trustee Program is extending the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted only through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring in-person appearance to all cases filed through July 10,...

April 13, 2020

 

 

Administrative Order 20-03 regarding COVID-19 Temporarily Suspending Original Signature Requirements

April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed to provide financially distressed consumers and small businesses greater access to bankruptcy relief for a period of one year. Key bankruptcy provisions...

March 17, 2020

Attached please find a notice from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa regarding court operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

February 6, 2020

Chief Bankruptcy Judge Thad J. Collins has signed Standing Order No. 20-01  Adopting Interim Bankruptcy Rules Implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. The Act known as “SBRA” goes into effect on February 19, 2020. A “redline”...

October 18, 2019

On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) will go into effect – long before the normal three-year rules amendment process runs its course. As a temporary measure, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy...

October 15, 2019

On August 26, 2019, the President signed into law the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (the HAVEN Act) Public Law No. 116-52.  The HAVEN Act amended 11 U.S.C. § 101(10A) to exclude from the definition of Current Monthly...

August 21, 2019

On August 19, 2019, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bar and public for...

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