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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, 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...

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...

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...

Tue, 12/12/2017

The U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court will hold a holiday open house on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 12 - 2 PM at the Federal Courthouse in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The event is open to members of the bar and their employees.


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...

Fri, 12/01/2017

Effective today December 1, 2017, in all chapter 13 cases filed on or after today, Official Form 113 (the national form plan) is required for use. A copy is available on the Courts website under Forms. In addition, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for...

Fri, 11/17/2017

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia take great pleasure in announcing that James W. Reynolds has been selected to succeed John W. L. Craig, II as Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for...

Tue, 11/14/2017

Virginia CLE will broadcast a webinar on Friday, November 17, 2017, from noon until 2:00 pm on the new model Chapter 13 form plan that will take effect on December 1, 2017, and a number of related changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy...

Wed, 11/01/2017

Proposed Local Rule Changes for Public Comment


The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia is considering a number of amendments to its local rules to go into effect on December 1, 2017. The proposed amendments...

Wed, 05/31/2017

The 4th Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit. The written materials are available to download at  ...

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