JUD – South Bend serves the Northern District of Indiana and is responsible for handling bankruptcy cases throughout 11 counties. The Robert K. Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse, named in 1997 by an act of Congress, sits on a 1.54-acre campus and includes 2 courtrooms, judges’ chambers, surface and interior parking, clerks’ office space, a visitors’ lounge, and an entrance vestibule with enhanced security screening.
United States bankruptcy courts act as specialists within the U.S. district courts and have subject matter jurisdiction over all bankruptcy cases throughout the United States. Because jurisdictional authority resides only at a federal level and not at a state level, there is a nationwide demand for the current 94 judicial districts located throughout the United States to manage the large caseload
of bankruptcy petitions filed each year.
JUD – South Bend, a build-to-suit property completed in 1996 and renovated in 2011, is 100% leased to the General Services Administration on behalf of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Since its initial construction, significant modifications have been made to meet the specifications of past and current judges with improvements such as bullet proof-glazed windows, decorative security bollards, wood paneling, elevated courtroom chamber ceiling heights, and two passenger elevators.