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News & Announcements: 2024

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.

07/11/2024

Please take note that the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has amended Local Rule 1007-2 to the following: All voluntary petitions for relief under any chapter of the Bankruptcy Code shall be accompanied by a mailing matrix prepared on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper listing the creditors in a single column in the center of the page using Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier in size 10 typeface at a minimum as in the following example. EXAMPLE CREDITOR LIST: First National Bank of Beaumont P.O. Box 3391 Beaumont, TX 77704 George S. Bus Export Inc. 1400 Exchange Building Buffalo, NY 10984 Hansberry's Appliance Parts Division 400 9th Ave. North Seattle, WA 98109 CM/ECF filers must prepare and upload a mailing matrix in a .txt file format unless specified by the Clerk. The court hereby invites public comment on the rule change. Comments may be submitted via email to:  rulesfeedback@wiwb.uscourts.gov  or via regular mail no later than August 15, 2024, and addressed to: U.S...

06/20/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2024, in observance of Independence Day. CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users. The Court will resume normal operations on Monday, July 8, 2024.

06/18/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has entered General Order 2024-1 Payment of Pre-Confirmation Adequate Protection Payments Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1326, Payment of Filing Fees, and Associated Trustee Fees in Chapter 13 Cases Filed and Pending on or After May 3, 2024. The general order can be found on the court’s website or by clicking the PDF link below. General Order 2024-1

06/12/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users. The Court will resume normal operations on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

05/24/2024

The Clerk’s Offices in both Madison and Eau Claire will be closed for all in-person filings on Friday, June 21, 2024, to enable staff to attend a district-wide training program.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users. Documents that must be filed in-person can be delivered to U.S. District Court located at 120 North Henry Street, Room 320, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Documents that would normally be filed in-person at the Eau Claire divisional office can be dropped off in the court’s drop box located on the first floor of the Eau Claire Courthouse. Procedure for Emergency Filings: For questions regarding emergency filing or to make arrangements to file an emergency document on Friday, June 21, 2024, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (833) 758-0380.

05/24/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.  The court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

02/28/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system will be undergoing maintenance. The system will be unavailable starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024, through 10:00 p.m. that same evening. During this time, electronic filers will not be able to access CM/ECF nor file documents electronically. Please plan accordingly. For assistance or questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (833) 758-0380.

02/27/2024

The Judicial Counsel of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, with a duty station in Chicago, IL. Applications must be received by March 27, 2024. Interested applicants may obtain an application and instructions by accessing the website of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Vacancy Announcement

02/13/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Washington’s Birthday.  CM/ECF will be fully operational and will be accepting electronic filings from registered users.  The court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

01/08/2024

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in observance of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The court will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. CM/ECF will be fully operational and will accept electronic filings from registered users.