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.

Wed, 10/28/2015

Judge Black would like to invite you to attend a brown bag lunch...

Mon, 10/19/2015

Please be advised that all but six of the Official Bankruptcy Forms will be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015, as part of a forms modernization project that was initiated by the...

Fri, 09/11/2015

The CM/ECF server will be down from 8:00am to 10:00am on Sunday, September 13th, 2015 due to maintenance

Tue, 08/25/2015

The Administrative Procedures for CM/ECF have been revised effective September 1st, 2015.  Please visit the Local Rules/Standing Orders page to review the revisions.

Thu, 08/20/2015

Members of the Bar:

We are adjusting the current assignment of cases to give all cases filed in the Lynchburg Division to Judge Connelly, including...

Mon, 06/29/2015

The Judges of this Court have recently entered an order governing applications for compensation to debtors counsel in chapter 13 cases. A copy of this order is can be found under the "Local Rules/Standing...

Fri, 06/05/2015

The 2nd Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference was approved for six and one-half (6.5) hours of continuing legal education credit, including one (1) hour of ethics.

Fri, 05/22/2015

Court in Big Stone Gap on June 3rd, 2015 has been cancelled.  If you need to have a matter heard, please contact Sabrina Lee at (540) 857-2391 ext.140 or by email at

Thu, 05/14/2015

The Court is considering adopting a new Standing Order dealing with fee applications in chapter 13 cases.  
Your comments are invited on...