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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, 01/26/2015

Procedure Change for Docketing Multi-Part Motions

A multi-part motion is one pleading containing two or more motions/applications. Certain motions...

Fri, 01/16/2015

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia now offers debtors the opportunity to request receipt of court notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. mail, through a program called “Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing” or...

Thu, 11/20/2014


Effective December 1, 2014

    A $50 increase, from $157 to $207, in the fee assessed when a direct appeal from a bankruptcy court is accepted by a Court of Appeals. The new fee brings parity to the fees assessed for other...

Wed, 11/12/2014

Effective: December 1, 2014

(1) That all cases and associated adversary proceedings pending and thereinafter filed in

the Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville divisions as well as all chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases filed in


Tue, 11/04/2014


Effective December 1 the following changes to the Federal Bankruptcy Rules will take effect.

Rule 1014(b)...

Mon, 07/28/2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia is considering a number of amendments to its local rules. Below you will find the proposed amendments which will be acted on by the court after...

Tue, 07/08/2014

Judge Black has decided to change the way hearings are scheduled in Abingdon. Traditionally, we have heard...