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Court Locations

Greenbelt
6500 Cherrywood Ln - Greenbelt, MD 20770 - Main Tel: 301-344-8018 map
Baltimore
101 W Lombard St Room 8530 - Baltimore, MD 21201 - Main Tel: 410-962-2688
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Public Website Maintenance

The Court's Public Website, www.mdb.uscourt.gov, will be down Saturday July 1st between 7 am and 12 pm for maintenance.

Notice of Bankruptcy Court Closure

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland will be closed for business in both divisions on Monday, July 3, 2017. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland will also be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for Independence Day. These days will be treated as "legal holidays" for purposes of B.R. 9006 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 6. The after hours drop box for the Greenbelt Division will not be available on any of these dates; however, the after hours drop box for the Baltimore Division, 101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 will be available on July 3. Electronic filing through CM/ECF will remain available on all days the court is closed.

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.

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