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News & Announcements: 2019

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.


SOLICITATION OF APPLICANTS TO SERVE AS SUBCHAPTER V TRUSTEES             The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be...


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...


The Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Madison and Eau Claire offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019, for Columbus Day. The Court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday September 2nd, 2019 in celebration of the Labor Day holiday. The Court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.


The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to Appellate Rules: 3, 6, 42, and Forms 1 and 2, Bankruptcy Rules: 2005, 3007, 7007.1 and 9036, and Civil Rule: 7.1, and have...


Due to technical difficulties, the Eau Claire divisional office will be closed for the remainder of the day. We expect to resume normal operations at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.  The court will remain open for electronic filing and phone inquiries....


Starting September 3rd, there will be no visitor surface-lot parking due to the construction of a hotel in the parking lot behind 780-740 Regent Street.  The nearest Public Parking Ramp is the UW 21 North Park Street Garage (UW Lot 29), which can be...


The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin is seeking a senior level executive to serve as Clerk of Court. Please visit our Employment Opportunites page to view the vacancy announcement.


The Clerk’s Office (Madison and Eau Claire) will be closed to all individuals filing documents and pleadings in-person on Friday, June 28, 2019, to enable staff to attend a district-wide training program.  Documents and pleadings that must be filed...


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday July 4, 2019 and Friday July 5, 2019, in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday. The Court will resume normal operations on Monday July 8, 2019.