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, 04/04/2019

On April 19, 2019, the Clerk's Offices in Harrisonburg and Lynchburg will be closed for the day.  The Clerk's Office in Roanoke will be open.

Mon, 04/01/2019

Judge Connelly and Judge Black invite members of the bar and their employees to a brown bag lunch on May 20, 2019, from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in the Roanoke courtroom.  Jim Reynolds, Clerk of Court, will also be available at this event.  Please bring...

Wed, 03/13/2019

Effective April 1, 2019, there will be automatic adjustments to certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code, Title 28 of the U.S. Code, and Official and Director's Bankruptcy Forms.  Please see the link below for additional information.

Mon, 03/11/2019

Judge Connelly invites members of the bar and their employees to two brown bag lunches.  The first will be held on March 28, 2019, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the Lynchburg courthouse.  The second will be held on April 11, 2019, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at...

Tue, 03/05/2019

Commencing Monday, March 18, 2019, the Harrisonburg office will stop accepting cash.  Additionally, commencing on March 18, 2019, any payments (other than electronic payments through CM/ECF) relating to a case filed in Harrisonburg must be mailed...

Thu, 02/28/2019

The Sixth Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference will be held on June 7, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Drive NW, Roanoke, VA  24017.

Please mark your calendars now and save the date.


Thu, 01/24/2019

Effective immediately Local Rule 9072-1(E) has been amended.  Previously the rule required counsel, who submitted an order to the Court for entry, to mail copies of the order to all parties directed by the Court and to certify the same to the...

Mon, 01/14/2019

Minor changes have been made to the following local forms:  (a) Certification Regarding Amended Schedules or Statements and (b) Certification Regarding Balance of Schedules.  Each form has been revised so that attorneys no longer certify service...

Fri, 01/11/2019

The Court has sufficient funding to maintain all regular operations through and including January 18, 2019.  Additional information about Court operations after January 18, 2019, will be provided as soon as it is available.