May 6, 2021

Announcement – Public Counter in Newport News Division to Reopen – Monday, May 17, 2021

In light of improving pandemic conditions, the Clerk’s Office counter in the Newport News Division will reopen to the public on Monday, May 17, 2021. For those that still wish to minimize interactions, the public drop box will remain available during hours when the courthouse is open. Clerk’s Office staff retrieve documents from the drop box at 9:00 AM each day that the Court is open.

Public Notice

Norfolk-Newport News Only-Standing Order No. 21-1—Modification to Motions Practice in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions—Effective May 1, 2021: Important Information

[Read Public Notice PDF]

COVID-19 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.

 

Standing Order 20-19, Effective May 27, 2020, establishes a temporary protocol for filings in Bankruptcy cases by unrepresented (pro se) persons. 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.

 

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 AM., 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.

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.

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

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

Order Setting Deadlines for Installment Payments of the Voluntary Petition Filing Fee in Consumer Cases—Per Standing Order 20-20, in effect, the delay in installment payment dates, as provided for in Standing Order No. 20-13, continues past May 31, 2020, until further notice, for individual cases under Bankruptcy Code chapters 7 & 13

[Read May 27, 2020, Standing Order No. 20-20 - PDF]

Public Notice

Order Extending Temporary Protocol for Filings in Bankruptcy Cases by Unrepresented Persons—Per Standing Order 20-19, Standing Order No. 20-9 is Extended past May 31, 2020, Until Further Notice

[Read May 27, 2020, Standing Order No. 20-19-PDF]

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