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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, 03/16/2020

On March 16, 2020, the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia entered Standing Order No. 2020-5 regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID -19....

Wed, 03/04/2020

The Court converts to NextGen on March 30, 2020.  Are you ready?  Click on the "NextGen:  Central Sign On" link on the Court's homepage to make sure you are.


To prepare for the conversion, the Court will need to make certain...

Tue, 02/18/2020

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) was enacted into law.  It becomes effective on February 19, 2020.  SBRA makes substantive and procedural changes to the Bankruptcy Code and requires changes to the Federal...

Wed, 02/12/2020

Effective February 14, 2020, Local Rule 9072-1(B) is revised to include the requirement that all counsel shall file orders that are compliant with the e-Orders format.  The e-Orders format is described in the revised rule. 



Tue, 01/28/2020

 The Seventh Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference will be held on June 12, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Drive NW, Roanoke, VA  24017. 

Please mark your calendars and save the date.  Details...

Tue, 01/07/2020

Due to inclement weather, the Harrisonburg Clerk's Office will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.


Fri, 11/15/2019

The Harrisonburg...

Wed, 11/06/2019

Effective November 13, 2019, for chapter 7 cases, and effective December 1, 2019, for chapter 13 cases, meetings of creditors will no longer be held at the Rockingham County Administration Center.  Instead they will be held at the Harrisonburg...

Wed, 10/30/2019





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