Court and Community News

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
Judicial vacancies open for applications; USDC issues new standing orders; Comments invited on regulations for bankruptcy trustee payments


Judicial vacancies open for applications

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is currently accepting applications for the following Probate and Family Court vacancies:

Hon. Joan Armstrong
(Jan. 16, 2021)

Hon. Arthur C. Ryley 
(Sept. 20, 2021)

Click here for application instructions. The application deadline for both vacancies is Friday, Oct. 8, at noon. In addition, click here to sign up for JNC notifications.


USDC issues new standing orders

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has issued the following new standing orders:


Comments invited on regulations
for bankruptcy trustee payments

The bench, bar, and public have been asked to provide comments on proposed interim regulations for the administration of a new payment for trustees serving in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases under the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020.

The comment period runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 17, 2021. Interested parties can submit comments electronically through the portal. 

The interim regulations for administration of the new payment will take effect on Sept. 30, 2021.

Click here for more information.