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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Tue, 07/20/2021

On July 20, 2021, amendments were made to Local Rule 2015-2 (relating to the filing of post-confirmation reports in chapter 11 cases, excluding subchapter V and small business cases) and Local Rule 4002-1 (relating to the debtor’s responsibility...

Thu, 06/17/2021

In observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office for the Western District of Virginia will be closed for business on Friday, June 18, 2021.  Case filings will be accepted through the court’s...

Wed, 06/09/2021

On June 9, 2021, the Court’s local rules were amended to add Local Rule 7041-1, which relates to the voluntary...

Mon, 06/07/2021

If you attended the Seventh Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference on June 4, 2021, the Virginia MCLE Board’s Certification of Attendance form has been added to website.  You can access the form by clicking on the Conference...

Thu, 06/03/2021

Judge Black has entered Standing Order No. 21-2, which pertains to the reopening of in-person hearings at the Roanoke Courthouse only.  A copy of the order is here. ...

Thu, 05/27/2021

The Ethics Materials for the Seventh Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference on June 4, 2021, have been added to the website.  You may access and download all of the materials by clicking on the Conference Materials link under...

Wed, 05/19/2021

With the exception of the Ethics topic, the written materials for the Seventh Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference, scheduled for June 4, 2021, are now available.  You may access and download the materials on the Court’s...

Tue, 05/11/2021

The Court has conducted a survey on its reopening for in-person hearings and the possible continued use of video technology after the pandemic.  A summary of the survey’s final results (dated 5/9/21) can be found at the following link. ...

Wed, 05/05/2021

We are pleased to announce that registration to attend the Seventh Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference is now open.  The conference will be held virtually (by Zoom) on June 4, 2021.  A copy of the agenda is...

Thu, 04/29/2021

The Court has created a survey to solicit thoughts on reopening to in-person hearings and the possible continued use of video technology after the pandemic.  If you did not previously have a chance to respond to the survey, the Court is extremely...

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