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Alexandria Division


Standing Order 21-11, following a temporary period of district-wide suspension June 14-18, 2021, inclusive, at the direction of the Court, is reinstated effective on and after June 19, 2021. That Order, which is applicable district-wide, establishes a modified temporary protocol for filings by unrepresented (pro se) persons who should read the Order prior to filing voluntary petitions and other documents with the Court (June 18, 2021, Update).

/S/ William C. Redden
Clerk of Court

Public Notice (09/16/2022) - COVID-19-Related Alexandria Division Only Standing Order: Continued Bankruptcy Court Operation under the Protocol in Response to Public Health Emergency for the Alexandria Division Only---Further Extension through December 31, 2022

(Please review this page regularly for updated Court procedures and information.)

Street Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
200 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-5405

NOTICE: To reduce possible exposure to COVID-19, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, all hearings must be conducted remotely. Instructions for telephonic appearances in Alexandria are available here. Instructions for appearances by Zoom for Government before Judge Kindred are available here.

NOTE:  Photo identification is required to gain admission to the Martin V. B. Bostetter, Jr., U. S. Courthouse, in Alexandria.  Except as provided for in General Order No. 12-1, concerning electronic devices, items prohibited from the courthouse include weapons (firearms of any type, as well as knives), cameras, tape recorders, pagers, cell phones and other personal communication devices.

Mailing Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
200 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-5405

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET, except on holidays.

Clerk’s Office Main Line – 703-258-1200
Voice Case Information System (VCIS) – 866-222-8029

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Alexandria Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, follows the operating status of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM),  with respect to  federal agencies in the Washington, D. C. area.

  • If OPM announces that the executive branch of the federal government is closed, the courthouse will be closed.
  • If OPM announces that the executive branch of the federal government is on a delayed opening, the courthouse will open to the public at 10:00 a.m. and all court proceedings scheduled to begin before or at 10:00 a.m. will begin at 11:00 a.m.
  • Information regarding OPM closure and delayed opening decisions are announced on local radio and television stations, and can be found at

Important Security Information

Visitors enter the courthouse through the building’s main entrance on Prince Street. You will be required to walk through a magnetometer and your bags will be screened by an x-ray machine. You will be required to show a photo ID issued by a government agency, such as a driver’s license. Members of the public are prohibited from bringing cell phones, pagers, PDAs, laptop computers, cameras, tape recorders, and all other personal electronic devices into the courthouse. There are no lockers available to store these items while you visit the building.

Attorneys who require laptops for their courtroom presentations must receive prior approval from a judge.


The request form attached to the Personal Electronics Device Policy, and linked here here as a PDF-fillable request form, should be completed, as indicated on the request form. Once completed, the request form should be attached to an e-mail as a PDF file, and transmitted, via e-mail, by the requesting attorney, to the appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers, as follows:

For Bankruptcy Judge Kenney’s chambers:

For Bankruptcy Judge Kindred’s chambers:

Absent compelling circumstances, the request form should be submitted no later than two (2) business days prior to the hearing or proceeding.

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