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Bankruptcy News

  1. Seven experienced lawyers of diverse backgrounds were formally sworn in to serve on the federal bench in New Jersey, during a recent special group investiture ceremony. 
  2. A new installment of the Just the Facts series examines consumer bankruptcy filings from 2005 to 2021, and includes how bankruptcy filings changed during the Great Recession and COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Personal and business bankruptcy filings took a sharp drop in the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2022, falling 17.7 percent compared with the previous year.
  4. A new interactive timeline, created by the Federal Judicial Center, depicts the evolution of the roles and responsibilities of the Judicial Conference of the United States over the last century.
  5. Federal probation and pretrial officers from across the country are gathering this week in Atlanta for a national conference on officer wellness, an issue that has gotten increasing attention in recent years, particularly after the protracted coronavirus pandemic raised stress levels for officers in the field. The conference is being held July 19 to 21 during National Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, which is honored annually during the third calendar week of July to recognize the public service of community corrections professionals.
  6. Several new courthouses coming online as a result of a $948 million investment by Congress in recent years are getting an aesthetic touch thanks to the federal government’s Art in Architecture program.
  7. Federal and state courts reported a combined 6 percent decrease in authorized wiretaps in 2021, compared with 2020, according to the Judiciary’s 2021 Wiretap Report. But arrests and convictions in cases involving electronic surveillance increased.
  8. Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, known by peers for her modesty and work ethic, received the rarest of professional accolades last week, when she became just one of a very few women to have a federal courthouse named in her honor.
  9. A judge’s 19-year effort to secure funding to build a safer and more welcoming space for those resolving disputes in the Western District of Texas came to a satisfying conclusion with a dedication ceremony at the new San Antonio courthouse.
  10. Bankruptcy courts will begin processing an additional $60 per case payment to eligible chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees for applicable cases filed or converted in fiscal year 2021. Applicable cases are chapter 7 cases filed on or after Jan. 12, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2021, or chapter 11, 12, or 13 cases filed on or after Jan. 12, 2021, that are subsequently converted to chapter 7, on or before Sept. 30, 2021.
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