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

Fri, 08/10/2018

On September 1, 2018, an amendment to the Bankruptcy Court miscellaneous fee schedule shall become effective.  Pursuant to this amendment, there will be a new fee for providing copies of records in electronic form when those records are not stored in CM/ECF or are not available on PACER.  Please see below for the specific details (the amendments are underlined).    

Item 1 of the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

1.     (a) For reproducing any document and providing a copy in paper form, $.50 per page. This fee applies to services rendered on behalf of the United States if the document requested is available through electronic access.

    (b) For reproducing and transmitting in any manner a copy of an electronic record stored outside of the court’s electronic case management system, including but not limited to, document files, audio recordings, and video recordings, $31 per record provided. Audio recordings of court proceedings continue to be governed by a separate fee under item 3 of this schedule.

Thu, 07/26/2018

Please be advised that the October 23rd Big Stone Gap and the October 24th Abingdon court dates are being combined and moved to October 17th in Abingdon.  The docket will begin at 10:30am for all matters.  In the event a matter needs to be set in variance from this schedule, counsel should contact Judge Black's Courtroom Deputy to discuss alternative arrangements.

Fri, 07/20/2018

The E-Orders Go Live date is Friday, August 24, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. Prior to 3:00 P.M. attorneys and trustees must submit proposed orders to CMOrders. At 3:00 P.M. CMOrders will be turned off and E-Orders will be turned on. All proposed orders must be uploaded through E-Orders starting at 3:00 P.M. If you need additional help or training, please visit our website at http://www.vawb.uscourts.gov/?q=formatting-requirements-sample-order or contact the CM/ECF Helpdesk at cmhelpdesk@vawb.uscourts.gov

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

 

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