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News & Announcements: 2016

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.


  The U.S. Department of Justice, United States Trustees Program (USTP) is now seeking applicants for a trial attorney position in Madison, Wisconsin.  The deadline for applying is Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  Interested applicants may obtain additional information by accessing the USTP website at   or at USAJOBS at 


Request for Quotation-Office Furniture Request Due Date: September 12, 2016 To: Furniture Vendors RFQ No. WIWB-090116 Please contact Brenda Welhoefer with any questions:


  Both the Madison and Eau Claire offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 for the Labor Day holiday.


The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and adoption of new Rule 3015.1 to modify its prior proposal for an official form for the plan of reorganization under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The public comment period ends October 3, 2016.   To view the proposed amendments, as well as information about submitting written comments or testimony at public hearings, please visit the Rules & Policies webpage on the U.S. Courts website at  


  The U.S. Bankruptcy Court (both the Madison and Eau Claire divisions) will be closed on July 4, 2016, for Independence Day.


  Request for Poposals-solid/glass furniture walls Request Date: June 15, 2016 To: Furniture Vendors RFP No. 060916 Please contact Brenda Welhoefer with any questions:


  The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit  is now seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin headquartered in Milwaukee. The deadline for applying is June 20, 2016. Interested applicants may obtain an application by accessing the Court of Appeals website. View the vacancy announcement  


  The U.S. Bankruptcy Court (both the Madison and Eau Claire divisions) will be closed on May 30, 2016, for Memorial Day.


  Various bankruptcy forms will change effective April 1, 2016. Please click here for more information and a list of forms that will be changing.  


  Beginning March 14, 2016, debtors can request to receive orders and court-generated notices by email rather than by U.S. mail.  This new free program is called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN).  Service requirements for other parties in a bankruptcy case do not change with DeBN.  The program will be available to all debtors with an open bankruptcy case. DeBN offers debtors a number of advantages: Debtors receive court notices and orders (e.g., meeting of creditors notice, objection notices, notices of hearing, orders on motions for relief from stay, order of discharge, etc.) by email the same day they are filed by the court.   Debtors can access emailed court notices and orders from a computer or mobile device that has an Internet connection and a free Adobe Acrobat Reader. There is no charge and no limit to the number of times emailed court notices and orders can be viewed. To activate a DeBN account, a debtor must file a Debtor’s Electronic Noticing Request (...