You are here

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.

11/15/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be close on Thursday, November 24, 2022, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, as well as Friday, November 25, 2022.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.

11/08/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day.  The Court will resume normal operations on Monday, November 14, 2022.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.  

10/06/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Columbus Day.  The Court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.

10/04/2022

CM/ECF will be unavailable from Friday, October 7, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at (833) 758-0380.

09/02/2022

Starting October 3, 2022, the Eau Claire Clerk’s Office will no longer accept payments at the in-take counter. Parties may pay online through pay.gov, bring payments to the Madison Clerk’s Office, or mail payments to: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Wisconsin 120 North Henry Street, Room 340 Madison, Wisconsin 53703-2559 For interested parties, the Online Payment Form can be accessed here. The Court has also posted the Online Payment Form Instructions here. If you have any questions about the Online Payment Form, please contact the ACH Help Desk at ACH_Payments@wiwb.uscourts.gov. If you require immediate assistance, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (833) 758-0380.

09/01/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day.  The Court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.  

08/17/2022

U.S. Trustee's Office Introduces Updated Chapter 11 Operating Instructions and Operating Requirements and Exhibits On August 15, 2022, the U.S. Trustee’s Office for Region 11 posted updated Chapter 11 Operating Instructions and Operating Requirements (“OIRR”) and exhibits for use in all chapter 11 cases. The updated OIRR apply to all chapter 11 cases filed in the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. To view the OIRR and Exhibits, visit: https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r11/region-11-chapter-11-1 for Chicago cases;https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r11/region-11-chapter-11-0 for Madison cases andhttps://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r11/region-11-chapter-11 for Milwaukee cases. Please contact your local U.S. Trustee’s Office if you have questions about the OIRR or Exhibits.

08/15/2022

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has approved for publication for public comment the following proposed amendments to existing rules and forms, as well as one new rule: Appellate Rules 32, 35, 40, and Appendix on Length Limits Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts VII to IX, Rules 1007, 4004, 5009, 7001, 9006, and proposed new Rule 8023.1 Official Bankruptcy Form 410A Civil Rule 12 Evidence Rules 611, 613, 801, 804, and 1006 The public comment period is open from August 15, 2022, to February 16, 2023. To view the proposed amendments and instructions on how to submit comments, please visit the Rules and Policies webpage on the U.S. Courts website.

07/29/2022

Notice Regarding New Payment Option for Fees Due to the Court A new option is available for the payment of certain fees, including filing fee installments, searches, certified copies, exemplifications, recordings of hearings, and other fees. By using the Online Payment Form, fees may be paid by debit card, bank account (ACH), or PayPal. If the ACH option is used, please pay close attention to your account information. If we receive a returned item, you will be charged a $53.00 returned item fee. Credit cards are not permitted under this new payment option. The Online Payment Form cannot be used by ECF filers for payments generated in ECF. If you incur a fee through ECF and try to make a payment through the Online Payment Form, your account will be locked out by the ECF system and prevent you from filing anything. It is very important that you continue to pay your filing fees through ECF as you have been and only use the Online Payment Form for fees that, until now, have been paid by...

07/21/2022

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has entered General Order 2022-1 Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rule.  This General Order adopts the amended Interim Rule 1020 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure in its entirety without change by the judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court effective March 27, 2022.  The general order can be found on the Court’s website under Code, Rules & Fees > General Orders.  You can also view the general order here.