Welcome

Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. We have offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.

Court Locations

210 Church Ave.
Room 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 857-2391

1101 Court St.
Room 166
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 845-0317

116 N. Main St.
Room 223
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-8327

News & Announcements

Thu, 07/12/2018

The Court will be implementing an electronic order submission program called E-Orders, which will allow filers to electronically submit orders to the Court by logging into the Court’s Case Management/ Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF).   E-Orders is in its final stages of internal testing before going “Live”.   

This is a reminder to sign up for E-Orders Training if your office has not already done so.   Also please refer to our Website for E-Order form requirements.  The following link shows the form order requirements.   http://www.vawb.uscourts.gov/?q=formatting-requirements-sample-order

 If you have any questions, please email the help desk at   CmHelpdesk@vawb.uscourts.gov

 

 

Wed, 07/11/2018

Beginning October 1, 2018, Judge Black will make the following change to his Roanoke court dates:  The first Roanoke court date of each month will be reserved for Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 matters only.  The second Roanoke court date of each month will be reserved for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 matters only.  In the event a matter needs to be set in variance from the above schedule, counsel should contact Judge Black's courtroom deputy to discuss alternative arrangements.  Please refer to the Court's website under the Judges' Info tab/Hearing Dates for information as to specific dates and times that matters are to be scheduled.

Tue, 06/19/2018

The U.S.Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia is pleased to introduce ChapMobile, a free mobile app that displays Confirmed Hearings and 341 Meetings in a user-friendly format. It is an App for attorneys and trustees who want to track their hearings while on the go.  ChapMobile will allow you to:

• View each judge’s Hearing Calendar (for a range of days)
• Search hearings by Case Name or Case Number
• View 341 Meetings by Trustee (for a range of days)
• Search 341 Meetings by Attorney, Case Name, or Case Number
• View Court Locations and Contact Information
• Create your own list of attorneys to view upcoming hearings
• Navigate to another U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Public Mobile Calendar

Instructions for Downloading the Free ChapMobile App:

ANDROID DEVICES:
1.    Select the following link from your Android device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chapmobile.hearingcale... (link is external)
(NOTE: While the app was developed by the Utah Bankruptcy Court--which is listed in the name--it is designed to work with participating courts, including the Western District of Virginia .)
2.    Select the Install button that appears in the Google Play Store on your device and follow the prompts to install
3.    Open ChapMobile on your Android device
4.    You will be prompted to select a Default Court -- Choose the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
5.    Begin using ChapMobile

APPLE iOS DEVICES:
1.    Select the following link from your Apple iOS device: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chapmobile/id1289904479?mt=8 (link is external)
(NOTE: While the app was developed by the Utah Bankruptcy Court--which is listed in the name--it is designed to work with participating courts, including the Western District of Virginia.)
2.    Select the Install button that appears in the Apple App Store on your device and follow the prompts to install
3.    Open ChapMobile on your Apple iOS device
4.    You will be prompted to select a Default Court -- Choose the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
5.    Begin using ChapMobile

ChapMobile Support:
For questions or technical issues regarding ChapMobile, please contact us at:  cmhelpdesk@vawb.uscourts.gov

 

Thu, 06/14/2018

Judge Connelly and Judge Black's Appearances by Telephone *Updated*
Thursday, June 14, 2018
All requests to appear telephonically must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing, absent extraordinary circumstances.  Resolution of a routine docket matter less than 24 hours prior to the hearing or mere travel distance are not extraordinary circumstances.  The fact that an attorney is scheduled to be in court in another location at the same time is also generally not an extraordinary circumstance. Please call Chambers or the appropriate courtroom deputy for approval to appear telephonically.
As a reminder, attorneys must use a dedicated land line while appearing by telephone through Court Solutions. Cell phone use is not permitted.
If approved to appear for a hearing by telephone before Judge Connelly or Judge Black, you will need to follow the new instructions below to be able to appear.

Instructions

Thu, 05/03/2018

You Are Invited to Attend the 5th Annual

 

Western District of Virginia

Bankruptcy Conference

 

June 1, 2018

(8:45 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.)

 

at

 

Holiday Inn Valley View

3315 Ordway Drive, NW

Roanoke, Virginia 24017

 

Please join the Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, as well as the Clerk of the Court, Bankruptcy Trustees and Practitioners from throughout the country on June 1, 2018 in Roanoke.

 

To Register, Email the Name of Each Participant in Your Party To:  register@ch13wdva.com

(There is no cost to attend the conference; if you choose to eat lunch at the hotel, the cost is $10.00 per person payable to Holiday Inn at the event.)

 

This year’s program will feature a panel exploring options for debtors to address student loans in bankruptcy, including the various federal repayment programs. Breakout sessions will also be available for law office personnel. Materials will be made available in advance of the Conference in electronic format. Questions regarding the program may be directed to register@ch13wdva.com.

 

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Statement on Continuing Legal Education:  Last year’s conference was approved for six and one-half (6.5) hours of continuing legal education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is anticipated that similar credit will be sought for this year’s conference from the Virginia State Bar. Any participant seeking additional approval from other states and/or governing bodies should make independent inquiry of his or her respective governing bodies for such additional credit.

Tue, 04/24/2018

The Court will be implementing an electronic order submission program called E-Orders, which will allow filers to electronically submit orders to the Court by logging into the Court’s Case Management/ Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF).  A demonstration of E-Orders will be given at the upcoming “brown bag” discussion on May 1, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., in the Roanoke Bankruptcy Court courtroom.  Both Judge Connelly and Judge Black will be in attendance.

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