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
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION PAGE
(Please review this page regularly for updated Court procedures and information.)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
600 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
600 Granby Street, Room 400
Norfolk, VA 23510-1915
- Inclement Weather
- Procedures for Hearings before Hon. Frank J. Santoro, Chief Judge
- Procedures for Hearings before Hon. Stephen C. St. John
- Hearings: Appearing by Telephone
- Hearing Cancellations
- Important Security Information
- Mega Cases
NOTE: Photo identification is required to gain admission to the Walter E. Hoffman U. S. Courthouse, in Norfolk. 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.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET, except on holidays.
Effective Tuesday, February 15, 2011, and thereafter, all hearing cancellations, in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions, must be received by the Clerk’s Office no later than 3:00 p.m., on the business day prior to the hearing.
In the event of inclement weather, the Norfolk Division of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, follows the operating status of the Norfolk Division of the U. S. District Court. The status of the U. S. District Court is announced on local radio and television stations.
- Information about the operating status of the Norfolk divisional office may be obtained by calling (757) 222-7500.
Visitors enter the courthouse through the building’s main entrance on Granby Street. You will be required to walk though 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.