September 18, 2020

Important Information

Temporary Emergency Provisions Regarding ZoomGov Remote Proceeding Access Information (Click Here)

Pursuant to Standing Order No. 20-10, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, temporarily, the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office public areas are closed at each courthouse location. Unrepresented persons may use the Bankruptcy drop box located at the Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond divisions’ courthouses to deposit documents for filing and properly submitted payments. Clerk’s Office staff will retrieve documents from the drop boxes at 9:00 a.m., each business day. Standing Order 20-9, also effective Monday, March 30, 2020, establishes a temporary protocol for filings in Bankruptcy cases by unrepresented (pro se) persons.

Public Notice

Order Establishing Amended Protocol for Temporary Suspension of Chapter 13 Plan Payments due to COVID-19 [Supersedes Prior Chapter 13 Protocol Implemented in Standing Order No. 20-12]

[Read August 31, 2020, Standing Order No. 20-24 - PDF]

Important Information

Temporary Emergency Provisions Regarding ZoomGov Remote Proceeding Access Information (Click Here)

Pursuant to Standing Order No. 20-10, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, temporarily, the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office public areas are closed at each courthouse location. Unrepresented persons may use the Bankruptcy drop box located at the Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond divisions’ courthouses to deposit documents for filing and properly submitted payments. Clerk’s Office staff will retrieve documents from the drop boxes at 9:00 a.m., each business day. Standing Order 20-9, also effective Monday, March 30, 2020, establishes a temporary protocol for filings in Bankruptcy cases by unrepresented (pro se) persons.

Public Notice: — Due to Inclement Weather, the Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond Division Courthouses will be Closed, Tuesday, August 4, 2020; The Court will Remain Open with Staff in Telework Status

Public Notice – Rescheduled Docket – Norfolk Division – Tuesday, August 4, 2020

All hearings scheduled before the Honorable Frank J. Santoro, Chief Judge on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Norfolk Division have been rescheduled to August 11, 2020 at the same time as originally scheduled.

Public Notice

Continued Bankruptcy Court Operation under the Protocol in Response to Public Health Emergency as to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency for the Alexandria Division Only—Further Extension through September 30, 2020:

[Read Alexandria Division July 29, 2020 Standing Order-PDF]

Public Notice

Continued Bankruptcy Court Operation under the Protocol in Response to Public Health Emergency as to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency for the Alexandria Division Only: Standing Order-June 29, 2020- IMPORTANT INFORMATION

[Read Alexandria Division June 29, 2020 Standing Order-PDF]

News Release

Federal Judiciary Launches Redesigned PACER Website on June 28, 2020

[Read June 26, 2020, Federal Judiciary News Release-Email Feedback to pacer@psc.uscourts.gov]

Public Notice

Order Implementing Extension of Amended Temporary Hearing Protocol for Bankruptcy Cases Pending in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions: Combined Standing Order No. 20-3-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

[Read Standing Order No. 20-3 PDF]

Public Notice

Richmond Division Only-General Order No. 20-5—Order Concerning Exception to Standing Order 20-7 and Bankruptcy Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—Beginning May 31, 2020, Order Remains in Effect until Further Notice.

[Read Richmond General Order 20-5 – PDF]

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