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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, 10/16/2023

The Court has nullified and rescinded General Order 08-06 and LBR 3011-1, replacing the same with General Order 23-06 and its attachments.

The most notable changes are as follows:

  1.  The removal of a required motion to Apply for...
Thu, 08/24/2023

Please see flyer for details. 

Thu, 03/30/2023

General Order rescinding General Order 20-04 temporarily modifying requirement for original signatures on Bankruptcy petitions and schedules.

Fri, 09/09/2022

Please be advised that effective October 1, 2022, Motions to Appear Telephonically will be granted ONLY if sufficient cause is demonstrated. Please use form motions found here to file these requests.

Thu, 02/10/2022

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2022 essay contest. 

Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: "Is the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause...

Wed, 12/08/2021

Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate and Bankruptcy Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 14, 2021. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75,...

Mon, 10/18/2021

If you are a renter having trouble paying your rent or a landlord who has lost rental income due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, help may be available. Through funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental...

Mon, 08/10/2020

2023 Dates


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