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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.

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

2022 Dates

January 19 @ 9:30 a.m.

February 17 @ 9:30 a.m.

To view or download the Blackjewel Procedures order, Click here.

To view or download the...

Thu, 07/30/2020

The Bankruptcy Clerk’s office is seeking to fill the position of Courtroom Deputy.  All completed AO 78 Applications, cover letters, and resumes must be received by 5:00...

Wed, 07/15/2020

The Honorable Frank Volk has entered General Order 20-06. The order adopts Interim Rule 1020 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. A copy of the order can be found by clicking ...