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News & Announcements: 01/2020

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 11/04/2020

At its March 2020 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. The changes become effective December 1, 2020. A new fee schedule will be published on our...

Tue, 10/20/2020

The offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa will be closed on Friday, November 27, 2020 and Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Electronic filing will remain available.

Mon, 09/14/2020

New Clerk of Court

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Thu, 08/20/2020

As the Court begins to resume in-court hearings, the Court will practice social distancing and taking other precautionary measures such as wearing facemasks.  An In-Court Hearing Plan was drafted to address concerns and procedures.

Mon, 08/17/2020

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

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Thu, 07/30/2020

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...

Mon, 06/29/2020

Check out PACER's redesigned, informational and resource website:

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically and...

Tue, 04/28/2020

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,...

Thu, 04/09/2020

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 include: