September 25, 2021

Hearing Cancellations: Norfolk and Newport News Divisions

 ECF Tools: Hearing Cancellation Module

The ECF Tools Hearing Cancellation Module should be used to docket hearing cancellations for all hearings scheduled in Norfolk and Newport News ONLY, effective October 1, 2016.

Before utilizing the Module, review the following information and these Instructions (ver. 11-2018) carefully.

All existing rules for hearing cancellations will continue to apply.  Please see the Instructions (ver. 11-2018) for more information.

New: November 30, 2018 – A video demonstration of the new ECF-Tools Hearing Cancellation Module can be reviewed here.

(*Please note: For proper functionality, users should utilize Internet Explorer (Version 9 or higher); Google Chrome; Safari; or Firefox.*)

If Problems Are Encountered:

If any issues arise while using the Hearing Cancellation Module to submit hearing cancellations, please contact the Judge’s Courtroom Deputy so that arrangements can be made to submit the hearing cancellations by an alternate method. Please also send an email describing the problem to to alert the Court’s IT staff.

Hearing Cancellation Module Training:

While not mandatory, Court staff is available to conduct an overview/training session for new Module users and their staff in the Training Room of the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office in Norfolk.  If you and your staff would like to participate in a training session, please send an email to Please include in the email the number of people that will be attending the training.


Suggestions for improvements or changes may be sent to Hearing cancellations SHOULD NOT be emailed to this address.