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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.

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.


Wed, 02/20/2019

Due to inclement weather, the Harrisonburg and Lynchburg divisions are closed.  The Roanoke division will have a 2 hour delayed opening

Wed, 02/20/2019

On February 20th, 2019, Judge Black's hearings in Abingdon will be heard at 11:00 a.m. instead of 10:30 a.m.

Tue, 02/19/2019

Due to the weather forecast in the Roanoke area, Judge Black's Abingdon court will be conducted by video tomorrow, February 20, 2019.  If the forecast changes, further information will follow.

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...

Sun, 01/13/2019

Due to inclement weather on January 14, 2019, the Harrisonburg Division will be closed.  The Lynchburg and Roanoke Divisions will have a 3 hour delayed opening.

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.