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News & Announcements

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.

05/09/2022

Retired Clerk of Court Marcia Anderson, christened the U.S.S. Beloit in Marinette, Wisconsin this past Saturday.  An article from the Beloit Daily News can be viewed here.  

04/07/2022

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin is seeking applicants for the Clerk of Court. Please visit our Employment Opportunities webpage to view the position overview.

04/01/2022

The federal Judiciary has opened the application period for membership in its public user group that provides advice and feedback on ways to improve electronic public access (EPA) services. The EPA Public User Group consists of up to 12 members representing a cross section of people who use  the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system to access federal court records, including representatives of the legal sector, commercial enterprises, the media, academia, government agencies, and the public. The application period is open until April 30, 2022. Interested individuals should fill out an application form and submit it to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO). The two-year terms begin on July 1. Additional information can be found here.

02/14/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, in observance of Washington’s Birthday.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.

01/24/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin is accepting applications for two Case Administrator/Courtroom Deputy vacancies. One position will be in Madison and one position in Eau Claire, WI. If you are looking for a challenging career in public service, this is the position for you! We’re seeking a detail oriented, customer service focused person to join our team as a Case Administrator/Courtroom Deputy. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills who can readily adapt to fast changing priorities in a small-office setting. A legal background is helpful, but is not required. This is a full-time permanent entry-level position. Please visit our Employment Opportunities page to find out more.

12/27/2021

The Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act (BAIA) was enacted on January 12, 2021 and establishes additional compensation for Trustee’s serving in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases. Chapter 7 trustees serving in cases filed on or after January 12, 2021, and through September 30, 2026 (or cases originally filed under chapters 11, 12, or 13 on or after January 12, 2021, and later converted to chapter 7 on or before September 30, 2026) are eligible to receive up to $60 in compensation for each applicable case by certifying they rendered services.   Two new events for Chapter 7 Trustees are available in CM/ECF by which claims for the § 330(e) payments can be made: 1. Trustee Services Rendered Pursuant to § 330(e) Used by Chapter 7 Trustees to certify that they are eligible to receive payment. 2. Withdrawal of Trustee Services Rendered Pursuant to § 330(e) Used by Chapter 7 Trustees to withdraw the Trustee Services Rendered Pursuant to § 330(e). The CM/ECF Release Notes on the PACER website...

12/20/2021

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on December 24 and 31, 2021, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.

12/03/2021

The following amended rules became effective December 1, 2021: Rule 2005 Apprehension and Removal of Debtor to Compel Attendance for ExaminationRule 3007 Objections to ClaimsRule 7007.1 Corporate Ownership StatementRule 9036 Notice and Service by Electronic Transmission  Information about the rule amendments can be found here. The following revised form became effective December 1, 2021: Form 122B Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income   The amended instructions clarify that the form is not to be used by an individual debtor filing under Subchapter V of Chapter 11.  These amendments govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2021, and all proceedings then pending “insofar as just and practicable.”

11/29/2021

Beginning January 2, 2022, mail will no longer be accepted in Eau Claire. Please update all documents, prior to service and filing, to include only the mailing address for: U.S. Bankruptcy Court 120 N. Henry Street, Room 340 Madison, WI 53703-2559

11/24/2021

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be close on Thursday, November 25, 2021, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, as well as Friday, November 26, 2021.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.