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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.

Mon, 11/23/2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Maryland at Greenbelt.


Mon, 11/23/2015

There are several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure taking effect on December 1, 2015.  Most particularly, FRCP 4, 16 and 26 (7004, 7016 and 7026), which specifically refer to the civil rule counterparts as applying in bankruptcy...

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.