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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.

Wed, 12/14/2022

Please be advised that Judge Gregg has modified his procedures related to virtual appearances.  Beginning January 1, 2023, all hearings, trials, status conferences, and pretrial conferences will be held in person; provided, however, that an...

Thu, 12/01/2022

Please take notice that amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2, 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023 become effective today, December 1, 2022.  In addition,...

Thu, 10/06/2022

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan will be closed for business and inaccessible on Thursday, November 24, 2022; Friday, November 25, 2022; Friday, December 23, 2022; Monday, December 26, 2022; and Monday,...

Thu, 10/06/2022

Judge Boyd's Traverse City Motion Day on October 7, 2022 will be conducted entirely by Zoom videoconferencing.  Information about remote appearances, including the Zoom log-in information, can be found here:  https://...

Mon, 09/12/2022

The Honorable Jo Ann C. Stevenson (Ret.) died at home on Friday, September 9, 2022, after a long illness. 

Judge Stevenson became the first woman to be appointed judge of any federal court in the Western District of Michigan when she was...

Thu, 08/18/2022

Judge Dales will hold his August 23, 2022 Grand Rapids motion day by zoom only.  The courtroom will be closed.  Zoom information can be found here...

Thu, 08/11/2022

Judge Gregg's Lansing Motion Day on August 15, 2022 will be conducted entirely by Zoom videoconferencing. There will be no in person appearances. To participate in the hearing please use the following link and login information:...

Thu, 06/09/2022

Judge Dales's June 14, 2022 Marquette motion day will be held telephonically.  Information for participating can be found at the COVID-19 Updates section of the Court's website:

Thu, 05/26/2022

Letter from Judge Boyd and Judge Gregg regarding the Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop that will be held as part of the summer FBA bankruptcy seminar.

Mon, 05/16/2022

Judge Boyd has revised his Remote Hearing Procedures.  The updated procedures can be viewed here: