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Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved for publication and public comment amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 3012-1, 3012-2, 3015-1, 3015-2, 3015-4, 4001-3, and 4003-2; Local Forms H, L, M (Chapter 13 Plan), M-1, and M-2; and Appendix F to the Local Bankruptcy Rules. Comments on the proposed amendments must be submitted on or before September 15, 2017. If adopted, the amended Local Bankruptcy Rules, Local Forms and Appendix will take effect on December 1, 2017. To view the proposed amendments and for instructions on how to submit comments, please click here.

A Thank You Message From The Honorable Robert A. Gordon

Last week, I had the opportunity to review the results of the survey regarding my work and that of my staff. I sincerely thank all who responded to the survey. I deeply appreciate your willingness to do so and the time and thought that you put into your responses. All of the feedback, both positive and negative, is meaningful and helpful and I assure you I will do my very best to improve my effort and work product in the interest of better serving the public. If anyone, including someone who did not respond to the survey, would like to come by and discuss their thoughts with me, I'd be more than happy to accommodate you and schedule a one on one meeting. Thank you again! - The Honorable Robert A. Gordon

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.

Amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 5073-1

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. 

Fourth Circuit Selects Michelle M. Harner as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

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.