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.

Updated November 11, 2022

Sexual harassment, discriminatory harassment, abusive behavior, and discrimination are prohibited in every Judiciary workplace. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would find it intimidating, hostile, or abusive and that unreasonably interferes...
Updated October 10, 2022

The court has officially adopted new local rules, effective today.  The court has also adopted a new standing order prospectively vacating certain standing orders in light of the new local rules and certain changes in practice and procedure in the district.
Updated September 9, 2022

Please note that on and after October 1, 2022, all new Chapter 13’s in the Durham Division and all new Chapter 13’s in the Greensboro Division (all counties) will be assigned to Trustee Troxler.  Pending cases in the Durham Division will also be transferred to Trustee Troxler.
Updated June 6, 2022

On June 21, 2022, President Biden signed the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act.  The act states that “[o]nly an individual with regular income that owes, on the date of the filing of the petition, noncontingent, liquidated debts of less than $2,750,000 . . ....
Updated June 6, 2022

On January 9, 2020, the Court adopted several Interim Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure to facilitate the uniform implementation of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, including Interim Rules 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2, 3018, and 3019.  On...
Updated April 4, 2022

On April 1, 2022, adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision of Title 28 went into effect. The adjustments impacted:   the eligibility to file a case under chapters 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; the definition of a...
Updated March 3, 2022

The Court has adopted a number of revisions to its LMM Program.  Amended procedures and forms may be found at and are to take effect immediately.  For your convenience, here is a summary of the major revisions:  ...
Updated January 1, 2022

Expiration of Certain CAA Provisions Several provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) expired on December 27, 2021.  As a result, the following CM/ECF events have been disabled: Motion for Discharge Pursuant to Section 1328(i) Supplemental Proof of Claim...
Updated July 7, 2021

Exhibit 6 to DIP Memo Re: General Procedures (Monthly Operating Report, Non-small Business) (Revised: 06/2021) PDF DOCX     Chapter 11 Post-Confirmation Report (small business and non-small business) (Revised: 06/2021) PDF DOCX