News & Announcements

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.

Effective Friday, April 15, 2011, the event, Request for Service will be modified to allow you to add a new creditor record. An additional screen will display. Please enter the name and address of the creditor on this screen. This will insure the...

April 14, 2011

Effective Friday, April 15, 2011, the event, Reaffirmation Agreement, will be modified. You will now be asked to select whether the debtor's attorney has signed the agreement. The option you choose will appear on the final screen. so you can...

April 14, 2011

General Order 11-02 has been amended to add language emphasizing that the requirements in Paragraph 1 regarding all agreements between debtors and their attorneys apply in all chapters. Additional language has also been added to emphasize that...

April 22, 2011

The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee is looking for practicing attorneys who are interested in serving on the Committee. There will be several positions with two-year terms open to attorneys for the Committee’s next term, which commences in...

April 25, 2011

The BCLC's April 2011 Newsletter is now available for your viewing pleasure.

April 25, 2011

Judge Schmetterer will NOT be sitting on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. See the Courtroom Deputy for a continue date. Otherwise, all matters will be continued to May 18, 2011.

May 10, 2011

The court has updated the fillable proposed order forms for Bankruptcy and Adversary cases. Additionally, a fillable version of the Order Allowing Compensation for Representation of Chapter 13 Debtor has been created. Please adopt the use of...

May 13, 2011

The times at which matters will be heard in Lake County will change for four dates only: Aug. 26, Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and Oct 28, On those dates only , matters will be heard at the following times:

9:00. New chapter...

May 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011
White Sox v. Cleveland Indians
Tickets: $62
(includes game, food and drinks)
Patio Opens: 5:40 pm
First Pitch: 7:10 pm


June 3, 2011

CM/ECF LIVE will be down for important maintenance at 6PM CDT on 06/08/2011. You will not be able to file or view documents during the outage. We expect the outage will take approximately 1 hour, with the system operational at 7PM (it may be...

June 7, 2011