October 16, 2021

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.

COVID-19 Important Information-August 16, 2021 Update

Vaccination and Testing Policy-August 13, 2021

Face Covering and Social Distancing Policy for all Courthouses (Updated August 2, 2021)

 

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

 

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).

 

Pursuant to Standing Order 21-10, effective Monday, June 14, 2021, the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office public areas are reopening at each courthouse location.

 

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.

Public Notice

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

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