• May 30, 2023
    Celebration of Life for Judge James F. Schneider and Judge Wendelin I. Lipp -- November 2, 2023
    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is pleased to announce that the Celebration of Life for the Honorable James F. Schneider and Honorable Wendelin I. Lipp, along with the Portrait Unveiling for Judge Lipp, will take place at 4:00 pm on November 2, 2023, in Courtroom 4C at the United States Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland. Further information for this important celebratory event will be forthcoming.
  • May 11, 2023
    Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS) Pilot Program to End July 1, 2023

    The EDSS Pilot Program was made available during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide self-represented parties an alternative to bringing documents to the courthouse, after the Court significantly altered operations including restricting access to the courthouses by non-court personnel. The COVID-19 national emergency ended and the Court has returned to normal operations, including access to the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours and the after hours drop boxes located in both courthouses.  The EDSS Pilot Program will end on July 1, 2023, and as of that date the Court will not accept filings by EDSS.  To see the Administrative Order rescinding the Pilot EDSS, please click here

  • April 24, 2023
    Electronic Self Representation (eSR) Module

    The online Electronic Self Representation (eSR) tool is now available to help self-represented individuals in the District of Maryland complete and file a bankruptcy petition electronically.  eSR is only available for non-emergency Chapter 7 individual filings.  eSR is not available to bankruptcy petition preparers.  Further information on eSR as well as a link to access the eSR tool can be found here.

  • November 30, 2022
    Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules and Local Bankruptcy Rules – Effective December 1, 2022

    Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2 (new), 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023 are effective December 1, 2022.  The text of the amended rules and accompanying committee notes can be viewed here.  In addition, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved a technical amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 1006-1 and, with the exception of Interim Federal Bankruptcy Rule 1020, the rescission of the Small Business Reorganization Act related interim Federal Bankruptcy Rules as contained in Appendix I to the Local Bankruptcy Rules.  The rules were superseded by promulgation of the final Federal Rules.  To view a summary of the changes and a redlined copy of the amended local rule and amended Appendix I, please click here.

  • November 1, 2022
    Making Electronic Payments Via

    By using the Online Payment Form (click here to access the form), parties can make installment payments for chapter 7, 11, and 13 filing fees with their debit card, PayPal, or via ACH (electronic payment from a bank account).  The Online Payment Form can also be used to pay fees associated with case reopens, amendments and other matters. Please call the Clerk's Office at 410-962-2688 or 301-344-8018 to verify any particular fee amount.

    This form cannot be used to make Chapter 13 plan payments to the trustee. Any payment returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $53.00 returned item fee, and future electronic payments from such parties may be refused by the Court.  Attorneys must file documents and pay corresponding filing fees via CM/ECF. See generally L.B.R. 5005-1 and Administrative Orders 03-02 and 11-03.