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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, 10/13/2021

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to LBR 3015(d)(2)(W.D. Mich.) the chapter 13 trustees of this District have proposed, and the judges have reviewed, the revised model chapter 13 plan.  You can view the revised plan...

Fri, 09/17/2021

In recognition of employee efforts during the past year, the court will be closed for regular business, and therefore inaccessible, beginning at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.  The Office of the Clerk will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday...

Wed, 08/25/2021

Judge Boyd has revised his Remote Hearing Procedures to reflect recent CDC guidelines concerning the designation of counties having a "substantial" or "high" level of Covid-19 transmission.   The updated procedures can be viewed here:...

Tue, 08/03/2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently identified Grand Traverse County as a high transmission area for Covid-19.   Consistent with CDC guidelines, anyone entering the public areas or the courtroom on August 5, 2021,...

Mon, 08/02/2021

Chief Judge Dales requires all parties in hearings scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to participate by telephone.  Instructions for participation can be found here...

Fri, 07/30/2021

The Bankruptcy Steering Committee of the Federal Bar Association is hosting the 2021 FBA Bankruptcy Seminar at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday September 24, 2021.  You can find the seminar agenda,...

Wed, 07/28/2021

The Chapter 13 Trustees in the Western District of Michigan are inviting comments regarding technical revisions to the existing model Chapter 13 Plan under LBR 3015(d)(2).  If you have suggestions for updates or modest changes to the existing...

Tue, 06/22/2021

Judge Dales will conduct his June 29, 2021 Grand Rapids motion day telephonically.  Instructions for participation have been posted to the COVID-19 Notices section of the Court's website:  https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov...

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