The Bankruptcy Court and its court offices will close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24th.
The Court, after considering its constitutional and statutory duties, determined that it must continue case resolution functions during a lapse of appropriations. Furthermore, due to significant decrease in staff over the past several years, all current chambers and clerk’s office staff members are needed for the Court to perform its constitutional and statutory responsibilities to resolve case disputes. Therefore, all such staff must report to work during a lapse. Based upon this policy and these determinations, the Court entered Administrative Order 13-05 on October 9, 2013.
In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal judiciary in Maryland will remain open for business, as usual, for approximately 10 business days. Before October 15, 2013, we will reassess the situation and provide further guidance. All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised. CM/ECF will remain in operation for the electronic filing of documents with the court.