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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

Mon, 09/17/2018

 

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia is considering (i) the enactment of several revisions to its Local Rules and (ii) the use of two (2) new Local Forms. The proposed revisions to the Local Rules and the proposed new Local Forms are attached below. If you would like the Court to consider any comments you may have regarding the revisions or the Local Forms, please provide such comments within thirty (30) days of the date of this announcement.

Please send your comments to: comments@vawb.uscourts.gov

Summary of Proposed Revisions and Local Forms:

Local Rule 1007-1 is amended to make the use of a new Local Form mandatory. The new form is the Certification Regarding Balance of Schedules, and copies of the revised Local Rule and the Local Form are in the attachment below.
Local Rule 1009-1 is similarly amended to make the use of a new Local Form mandatory. The new form is the Certification Regarding Amended Schedules, and copies of the revised Local Rule and the Local Form are in the attachment below.
Local Rule 3015-2 is amended to make the use of the Amended Chapter 13 Plan Cover Sheet and Notice of Hearing mandatory. This Local Form is not new, as it is currently used on a voluntary basis, and copies of the revised Local Rule and the Local Form are in the attachment below.

Revised Local Rule/Form (PDF)
 

Mon, 08/20/2018

 REMINDER: Beginning this Friday, August 24th at 3:00 pm, all orders must be processed through e-Orders. Prior to 3:00 pm, attorneys and trustees must submit proposed orders to CMOrders. At 3:00 pm, CMOrders will be turned off and e-Orders will be turned on. Thereafter all proposed orders must be uploaded through e-Orders.  

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=e-orders-formatting-requirementssample-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-requirementssample-order

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

 

 

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