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Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN)

Friday, January 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 “DeBN.” 

DeBN provides the following advantages:

  • Faster — You’ll receive notices the same day they are filed by the court.
  • Convenient — Access your notices anywhere you have internet access.
  • No more lost paperwork — Storing notices on your computer means never losing a paper copy.
  • Less paper clutter — Helps the environment and reduces paper clutter in your home.
  • It is FREE!

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9036, a party may make a written request for delivery of notices via email, instead of U.S. mail.  Through the DeBN program, only notices and orders that have been filed by the court can be emailed to the debtor.  Debtors requesting participation in the DeBN program must complete and file a Debtor’s Electronic Noticing Request (DeBN) form at any divisional office (government-issued photo ID required). Or, your attorney can file it electronically for you. DeBN forms cannot be filed by mail at this time.

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