February 25, 2021

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 May 31, 2021: Standing Order-February 24, 2021- IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Public Notice

Invitation for Comment on New Local Bankruptcy Rule 1075-1 and Amended Local Bankruptcy Rule 5005-1—New Paragraph (B) Therein. Comments due by 5:00 P.M., Local Time, March 19, 2021.

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[Proposed Exhibit 15 - PDF]

Public Notice

Standing Order No. 21-3 — Order on Procedures for the Management of Highly Sensitive Documents, Effective February 4, 2021

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Public Notice

Notice of Alexandria Division Office Closing for Inauguration Day – January 20, 2021

The Alexandria Division office for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will be closed for Inauguration Day on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The remaining offices within the District, however, will be open and electronic filing through CM/ECF will remain available. This day will be treated as a “legal holiday” for purposes of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9006. This holiday is designated as “Inauguration Day” in section 6103(c) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. area are entitled to a holiday on the day a President is inaugurated, January 20.

Public Notice

Standing Order No. 21-1 — Order on Fees for Debtor’s Counsel in Chapter 13 Cases, Effective January 1, 2021

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Announcement

Beginning on February 1, 2021, and continuing until further notice, unless otherwise ordered, all proceedings before Bankruptcy Judge Brian F. Kenney in the Court’s Alexandria Division, will be conducted by video conference via Zoom for Government in accordance with the Standing Order dated March 16, 2020, and currently extended through February 28, 2021, by entry of the Standing Order dated November 25, 2020, and the Temporary Emergency Provisions Regarding ZoomGov Remote Proceeding Access Information webpage.  Any participant wishing to appear via Zoom for Government must pre-register and must also follow the procedures set forth on the Temporary Emergency Provisions Regarding ZoomGov Remote Proceeding Access Information webpage.

Public Notice

Standing Order No. 20-27, Effective December 22 2020, Adopting Technical Amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Including Exhibit 7, Thereto, due to Reorganization of the Court’s Internet Website

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Hoffman U.S. Courthouse in Norfolk will be closed on Monday, December 21, 2020.

The Hoffman U.S. Courthouse in Norfolk will be closed on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Announcement

For the Court’s Norfolk and Newport News Divisions only, the Court has issued combined Norfolk-Newport News Standing Order 20-4 in furtherance of the Court’s efforts to minimize the number of hearings held and to enable parties to appear remotely at any required hearings. A second amended temporary hearing protocol is attached to combined Norfolk-Newport News Standing Order 20-4 as Exhibit A—Second Amended Norfolk and Newport News Hearing Protocol. The Second Amended Protocol is effective beginning today, December 2, 2020, and will remain in effect until further notice. Please read combined Norfolk-Newport News Standing Order No. 20-4. That Order and its accompanying exhibit can be viewed on the Court’s internet web site’s home page, under Virginia Eastern News, and is accessible at https://www.vaeb.uscourts.gov. The Order also is accessible at the Court’s internet web site’s Norfolk and Newport News divisional web pages, on the Court’s COVID-19 web page, and on the Court’s Standing Orders web page under the Norfolk-Newport News Division-Based Standing Orders header. Please read Exhibit A carefully including its incorporated Protocol Exhibit 1 (CourtSolutions) and Protocol Exhibit 2 (ZOOM). In addition, please carefully read the Court’s Temporary Emergency Provisions Regarding ZoomGov Remote Proceeding Access Information web page relating to hearings before Chief Judge Santoro and Judge St. John.

Public Notice

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure Effective December 1, 2020

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