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Admission to Practice


(Guidelines for Practicing Before the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia)


Application and Procedure for Admittance to Practice in USBC - Western District of Virginia
Pursuant to Local Rule 2090-1, attorneys seeking to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Virginia may be admitted in one of the following ways:

A) Attorneys who are presently a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar and the Bar of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia  may be admitted to practice in this Court by submitting:  (1) a Certificate of Good Standing from the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; and (2) Form 2090-1B, “Certification of Member in Good Standing”, and (3) Full Participant Registration form;


B) Submit  (1) Form 2090-1A endorsed by a current member of the Bar of this Court, along with a cover letter which provides  contact information for the attorney seeking admission (email address and/or phone number) as well as a preference of hearing location for appearance in open court, and (2) a Full Participant Registration form. After admission, you must attend CM/ECF training or certify that you have previously received training in another bankruptcy court or that you currently file electronically in the Eastern District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court.

All original paperwork should be forwarded to the attention of Leisa Matherly at the Roanoke divisional office prior to submitting a request in PACER.

Additional information may also be found at the following links:

Filing Electronically
Information for Payment via Pay.Gov
Admission of Attorney to Practice - Form 2090-1A
Certification of Member in Good Standing - Form 2090-1B
Participant Registration Form
CM/ECF Training Information

*All forms must be sent to the Roanoke Office at:

     U. S. Bankruptcy Court
     210 Church Ave., S.W.
     Room 200
     Roanoke, VA 24011


To schedule your admission before the court, please contact the appropriate divisional office.


U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Attn: Catherine James
210 Church Ave., S.W.
Room 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 857-2391 ext. 6318
U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Attn: Kathy Warren
1101 Court St.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 845-0317 ext. 6311
U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Attn: Jackie_Hensley
116 N. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-8327 ext. 6248