Proposed Amended and New Local Rules
The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida are considering proposed amendments to the Local Rules. The proposals are posted below for public comment commencing on March 15, 2016. The public comment period ends on April 30, 2016. When promulgated by the judges, the amended and new Local Rules will become effective on July 1, 2016.
Click here to review the proposed amendments.
Click here to provide comments regarding the proposed amendments
Law Clerk Position
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida is seeking applicants for two Term Law Clerk positions; these positions support the Honorable Roberta A. Colton. Duties include researching a variety of legal issues, attending trials and other court proceedings, drafting opinions, screening motions, and preparing routine orders. The caseload in the jurisdiction is heavy. These positions are one-year term law clerk positions subject to renewal. Learn more
Congratulations Judge Roberta Colton!
The Honorable Roberta A. Colton was sworn in as the newest bankruptcy judge in the Middle District of Florida. Judge Colton was a shareholder at Trenam in Tampa. Read more
Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice
The Judges of the Middle District of Florida have revised the Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice. Attached for your review is a copy of the now operative Civil Discovery Handbook. The Civil Discovery Handbook is also available for download on the Court's website, located at www.flmd.uscourts.gov. Download the file
Tampa Bay Pro Se Clinic needs you!
The Pro Se/Pro Bono Clinic has been very successful because of the assistance of all our volunteers. One of the upgrades to the clinic is that the creation of a new email account for the Pro Bono Clinic with links to the sign-up sheet. Now the sign-up sheet is in one location for everyone to reach and sign up for time slots.
What is the TBBBA?
The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association has over 300 members representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy. All attorneys who practice in the Middle District of Florida are invited to join.
The Association sponsors monthly luncheons with speakers and frequent seminars which qualify for Florida Bar continuing legal education credit. In addition, there are monthly informal consumer attorney meetings to discuss practice pointers, often with the participation of one or more of the local bankruptcy judges.
A goal of the Association is to provide its members with information necessary to the bankruptcy practice in the Tampa Division. In addition to the Cramdown, a quarterly publication, periodic e-mail messages keep the membership informed of current bankruptcy issues.
Members are actively involved in a range of projects. One project is designed to assist debtors that cannot afford attorney representation. Another is working with the judiciary and the clerk's office to promote communication and meet the needs of all parties in the bankruptcy system.
Working together, Association members have developed a camaraderie among bankruptcy practitioners in this division that is noteworthy. Please join us in this endeavor and let us have your thoughts and ideas.
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|Tue May 10 @12:00PM - 01:30PM|
|Fri May 20 @12:00PM - 01:30PM|
Judge McEwen's Mentoring for New Bankruptcy Lawyers
|Mon May 23 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM|
Chapter 13 Judicial Liaison Meeting
|Thu Jun 23 @ 6:00PM - |
Annual Installation Dinner
|Wed Oct 26 @12:00AM|
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