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Richmond Division


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Notice (03/14/2022)

For the Richmond Division only, the Court has adopted a new scheduling procedure regarding Chapter 13 confirmation hearing times, effective with respect to the confirmation hearings held on or after June 1, 2022.

[Read Public Notice – PDF]

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

General Order 22-1 (Richmond Division Only) Effective August 15, 2022 - General Order 20-5 is Vacated effective August 15, 2022. The Protocol Concerning Motions Practice, effective August 15, 2022, is appended to General Order 22-1. As set forth at the Protocol’s paragraph 10: “Notice of Hearings. In light of the foregoing, Standing Order  21-12 no longer applies to hearings in the Richmond Division.” This and other requirements, as set forth in the Protocol, should be read carefully. General Order 22-1 and its appended Protocol are accessible on the Court’s internet website under the News & Announcements header. In addition, that Order and appended Protocol are accessible on the Court’s internet website’s Richmond Division web page. Further, that Order and appended Protocol are accessible on the Court’s internet website’s Standing Orders web page under the Richmond Division-Based Standing Orders header. 

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).

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION PAGE 
(Please review this page regularly for updated Court procedures and information.)

NOTICE: To reduce possible exposure to COVID-19, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, all hearings must be conducted remotely.

Court Location and Mailing Address

Street Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
701 East Broad Street, Suite 4000
Richmond, VA 23219

Mailing Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
701 East Broad Street, Suite 4000
Richmond, VA  23219-1888

Important Security Information

Visitors enter the courthouse through the building’s main entrance on Broad 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.

 

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Clerk's Office Information

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

Contact
Clerk’s Office Main Line – 804-916-2400
Voice Case Information System (VCIS) – 866-222-8029
Click HERE for the Divisional Telephone Listing
PUBLIC TERMINAL ACCESS AVAILABLE

  • Information about the operating status of the Richmond divisional office may be obtained by calling (804) 916-2400.

 

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Richmond Division of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, follows the operating status of the Richmond 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 Richmond divisional office may be obtained by calling (804) 916-2400.