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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.

Tue, 10/27/2020
The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa has updated security protocols on CM/ECF Train and it is now available for testing with your local applications. This update disables support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 and...
Tue, 10/20/2020
LMJ Courtroom Hearings in Chapter Cases (Routine Matters) and Scheduling Conferences in Adversary Proceedings Related to Chapter 7 Cases for the year 2021.
Fri, 10/16/2020
At its March 2020 session, on the recommendation of the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee...
Wed, 09/16/2020
  The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa has issued Public Administrative Order 20-AO-21-P with respect to temperature taking devices located in Davenport, Des Moines and Council Bluffs and the Annex in Des Moines.
Mon, 08/17/2020
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. Appellate Rule: 25...
Tue, 07/21/2020
  The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa has issued Public Administrative Order 20-AO-16-P with respect to COVID-19 mask requirements.   Effective July 21, 2020, appropriate face masks must be worn at all...
Sun, 06/28/2020
Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov. The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically and have easy access to PACER and PACER-...
Tue, 04/21/2020
General Order 2020-4 Adopting Amendments to Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 to Implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
Thu, 04/09/2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed to provide financially distressed consumers and small businesses greater access to bankruptcy relief for a period of one year.  Key bankruptcy provisions include: Amending...
Thu, 04/09/2020
Administrative Order 2020-3 Order Regarding COVID-19 Temporarily Suspending Original Signature Requirements
Wed, 04/01/2020
Administrative Order 2020-2 Regarding COVID-19 Procedures for Paper Filings and Payments
Tue, 03/17/2020
Attorney and Trustees, Attached please find a notice from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa regarding court operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Thu, 02/06/2020
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Anita L. Shodeen and Bankruptcy Judge Lee M. Jackwig have signed General Order 2020-1 Adopting Interim Bankruptcy Rules Implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. The Act known as "SBRA" goes into effect on...
Thu, 10/17/2019
On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) will go into effect – long before the normal three-year rules amendment process runs its course. As a temporary measure, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy...
Tue, 10/15/2019
On August 26, 2019, the President signed into law the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (the HAVEN Act) Public Law No. 116-52. The HAVEN Act amended 11 U.S.C. § 101(10A) to exclude from the definition of Current Monthly Income...
Mon, 08/26/2019
Judge Lee M. Jackwig memo outlining her 2020 hearing dates
Mon, 08/19/2019
On August 19, 2019, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bar and public for...
Thu, 04/18/2019
The Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa will be open for limited services only starting Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. through Friday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. Employees will be attending off-site training. Arrangements have...
Wed, 03/13/2019
Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2019 to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar...
Fri, 11/30/2018
AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES AND FORMS SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT DECEMBER 1, 2018. These amendments can be reviewed at the U.S. Courts website www.uscourts.gov at the following links: Pending Rules and Forms Amendments Pending Changes in the...
Tue, 09/04/2018
Upon the retirement of Jean L. Hekel, Bankruptcy Clerk for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, Megan R. Weiss has been appointed as Acting Bankruptcy Clerk for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, effective September 1, 2018...
Tue, 08/21/2018
On August 15, 2018, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public...
Fri, 05/04/2018
The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the Bar. Registration and...
Thu, 01/04/2018
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Dakota. The position will have its duty station...
Tue, 12/05/2017
Judge Lee M. Jackwig memo outlining her amended 2018 hearing dates
Fri, 10/27/2017
A letter to the Iowa Southern Bankruptcy Community regarding usage of the Model Chapter 13 Plan Form
Tue, 08/29/2017
A number of rule and form amendments, including many proposed changes to bankruptcy rules and forms, have been published for public comment. Written comments are due by February 15, 2018. The proposed changes are found at http://www.uscourts.gov/...
Mon, 07/10/2017
*/ MEMORANDUM TO: Attorneys of Record and Trustees of the Northern and Southern District of Iowa   FROM: U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa   DATE: July 10, 2017...
Wed, 11/02/2016
At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on...
Fri, 10/14/2016
Judge Lee M. Jackwig memo outlining her 2017 hearing dates