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, 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.

Tue, 03/20/2018

Due to inclement weather, Judge Connelly's hearings scheduled for March 21, 2018, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, are cancelled. Unless ordered otherwise, chapter 7 matters are continued to April 25, 2018, at 10:00 am, and chapter 11 matters are continued to April 25, 2018, at 11:00 am.  Unless all parties have agreed to a continuance to another date or the court has ordered otherwise, all chapter 13 matters will be continued to April 4, 2018, at 9:30 am.

Due to inclement weather, Judge Black's hearings scheduled for March 21, 2018, in Abingdon, Virginia, are cancelled.

Tue, 12/19/2017

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. Please call Chambers or the appropriate courtroom deputy for approval to appear telephonically.

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.

View Instructions

Tue, 03/06/2018

Roanoke
Judge Black and Judge Connelly will be holding a meet and greet/”brown bag” discussion on May 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Roanoke Bankruptcy Court courtroom. This is an opportunity for discussion and to meet Jim Reynolds, Clerk of Court. Bankruptcy attorneys and their employees are welcome to attend. The judges and Mr. Reynolds hope you will join them afterwards at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room.

Please feel free to submit suggestions for topics in advance to Judge Black’s law clerk, Elizabeth Carroll, by email at Elizabeth_Carroll@vawb.uscourts.gov.

Lynchburg and Charlottesville

Judge Connelly will be holding "brown bag" lunches on March 22, 2018, in Charlottesville, and on March 29, 2018, in Lynchburg. Both lunches will take place from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The lunches are an opportunity for discussion. Bankruptcy attorneys and their employees are welcome to attend.

Please feel free to submit suggestions for topics in advance to Judge Connelly's law clerk, Caleb Chaplain via e-mail at Caleb_Chaplain@vawb.uscourts.gov.

Attorneys from out of town who have few matters on the docket may contact Judge Connelly's law clerk (via e-mail at Caleb_Chaplain@vawb.uscourts.gov) to reschedule the hearing to either late morning or early afternoon to accommodate attending the brown bag lunch, provided the other parties involved consent.

Tue, 12/12/2017

In accordance with the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 (Pub. L. No. 115-72) enacted in October, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees yesterday released the chapter 11 quarterly fee schedule that will apply for the calendar quarters beginning January 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. The updated fee schedule can be found at the following link:  https://www.justice.gov/ust/chapter-11-quarterly-fees

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