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News & Announcements: 2022-06

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June 27, 2022
It is ordered by the Court en banc, that any order issued by a judge of this Court directing mandatory participation in settlement conferences in individual “B3” cases is hereby vacated. Rather than attempt settlement in individual cases, the Court, at the appropriate time, will convene negotiations aimed at potential resolution of all “B3” cases collectively. This order only applies to orders to set settlement conferences with the assigned magistrate judges. It does not excuse litigants from complying with any other order or instruction from the presiding judge. View this PDF
June 2, 2022
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas at Austin.   The selection process will be confidential and competitive.  The current annual salary is $205,528.  Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and impartiality qualify them to serve in the Judicial Branch should apply.  Persons shall be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The qualification standards and the application form (Parts I and II) are available at  Four completed applications (Parts I and II) should be mailed to Lorie A. Robinson, Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.  A PDF version of the completed application form (Parts I and II) must be emailed to  THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A COMPLETED APPLICATION (Parts I and II) IS FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022. APPLICANTS FOR THIS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION  DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A FORM AO78