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. Standing Order Court Operations In furtherance of that Order, Judge Black and Judge Connelly have issued orders to address their particular hearings scheduled to occur before March 31. These hearings will either be held telephonically or continued pursuant to the directive of the Judge for the case.
Questions pertaining to the conduct of meetings of creditors pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 341(a) should be directed to the Office of the United States Trustee. https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r04/region-4-western-district-virginia
The Clerk’s Offices at all locations are operating with reduced staffing but are observing posted business hours.
The Court will continue to receive and process electronic filings.