Administrative Order 17-01 Governing the Possession and Use of Electronic Devices in the Bankruptcy Court
On March 1, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland entered Administrative Order 17-01 which requires, among other things, that all visitors to the courthouse (counsel and members of the public) "turn off all electronic devices before entering a courtroom and may not use electronic devices in a courtroom without the permission of the judge." For a full copy of Administrative Order 17-01, please click here.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved an amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 5073-1 to clarify the limitations on the photographing and recording of court proceedings and courthouse spaces and to provide consistency with District Court Local Rule 506. Please click here for a copy of the Administrative Order implementing the amendment to LBR 5073-1 and a redline copy of the amended rule.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is pleased to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has selected Professor Michelle M. Harner, of Baltimore, Maryland, to fill a vacancy for United States Bankruptcy Judge in the District of Maryland. The vacancy is created by the upcoming retirement announced by Judge James F. Schneider, who on February 1, 2017 celebrated having served 35 years on the bench. Please click here to view the public announcement of Judge-Designate Harner's appointment.
Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 7012-1, 7056-1 and 9033-1, implemented by Administrative Order 16-02, can be viewed here. Amendments to Administrative Order 03-02, Exhibit A (Electronic Case Filing Procedures for Electronic User Access) and Exhibit B (Procedures for Electronic Filing of Documents by Creditor’s Designee), can be viewed here. Administrative Order 16-03 updates local procedures regarding the deposit and investment of Interpleader Disputed Ownership Funds, and can be viewed here. Adjustments to certain fees on the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule can be viewed here.