Public Notice Regarding Status of Bankruptcy Court Operations During COVID-19 Outbreak
Please see Administrative Order 2020-04 regarding temporarily suspending the requirements for debtors original signature for electronic filing. (Added 03/23/2020)
Please see Administrative Order 2020-03 regarding docket changes to address coronavirus epidemic.
EFFECTIVE Monday, March 16, 2020, in order to limit transmission of COVID-19, the United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama will begin operating with minimal staff.
Additionally, until further notice or unless directed otherwise, the Court will ONLY hold telephonic hearings in all pending cases. Attorneys are responsible for letting their clients know of this change and informing them not to appear at the courthouse. Attorneys are also required to discourage their clients from calling in for motion dockets (as opposed to 341's and confirmation hearings). Matters on the motion dockets which require an evidentiary hearing will be rescheduled to a seperate date. If chapter 13 debtors' counsel agrees with the trustee's plan payment calculations as shown on the trustee's website, the attorney should let the trustee's office know and is not required to attend the telephonic docket.
The Court uses the following call-in numbers:
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation during this time.
Andrea D. Redmon, Clerk of Court
Monday, March 23, 2020