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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.

Mon, 12/13/2021

Please be advised that the Abingdon hearing date on February 3, 2022, will be conducted in-person. There will be no Zoom video appearances on that date. Please use the physical hearing location in all pleadings and when docketing for this...

Thu, 11/18/2021

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., CM/ECF will be unavailable for electronic filing to allow upgrades to be made.


Tue, 11/02/2021

Pursuant to the U.S. District Court’s Standing Order No. 2021-16, masks are required to be worn in all public areas (outside of the courtrooms) in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in this district.


Fri, 10/29/2021

Please be advised that the Abingdon hearing date of 12/16/2021 will be conducted in-person. There will be no Zoom video appearances. Please use the physical hearing location in all pleadings and in docketing for this particular date. If you...

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...

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