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News & Announcements

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.

Thu, 04/08/2021

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. and noon, CM/ECF will be unavailable for electronic filing to allow upgrades to be made to the system.


Mon, 04/05/2021

Judge Black and Judge Connelly invite members of the bar and their employees to a virtual brown bag lunch to be held using Zoom software on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from noon to 1:00 p.m.  In addition to having an opportunity to socialize, one...

Tue, 03/30/2021

Commencing on April 12, 2021, the Clerk’s Office will reopen its public counters in the Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke divisions during normal business hours.


Tue, 02/09/2021

Solicitation – Applicants for Subchapter V Trustee Positions


The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be...

Fri, 01/29/2021

The Seventh Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference will be held of June 4, 2021.  Due to Covid-19, this year the conference will be conducted by video.  Further information and details will follow.  Please mark your calendars...

Tue, 01/19/2021

On January 14, 2021, updates were made on Google servers which affected the display of Hearing and 341 Calendars for the ChapMobile App nationwide. The judiciary is pleased  to announce the ChapMobile App 1.1.4 is now available...

Mon, 01/11/2021

Judge Black and Judge Connelly received a request from the bar to add an additional confirmation hearing to be held before March 27, 2021, because the temporary provision of section 1329(d) of the Bankruptcy Code will sunset (meaning it will...

Thu, 12/10/2020

On December 12, 2020, between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., CM/ECF will be unavailable for electronic filing to allow certain upgrades to be made.


Mon, 11/30/2020

On December 1, 2020, starting at 12:00 a.m. and continuing until 8:00 a.m., CM/ECF will be unavailable for electronic filing.  This is to allow the new filing fees, which go into effect on 12/1/20, to be put in place.  CM/ECF service will be...

Mon, 11/23/2020

On December 1, 2020, some fees charged by the Bankruptcy Court will increase.  A copy of the schedule, which shows the fees that will increase and by how much, is attached at the following link.  (...

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