Announcements

  • October 6, 2021
    Informational Notice -- Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

    If you are a renter having trouble paying your rent or a landlord who has lost rental income due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, help may be available.  To view an Informational Notice from the U.S. Trustee Program on Emergency Rental Assistance Programs, click here.

  • September 21, 2021
    Passing of Chapter 13 Trustee Robert S. Thomas and Appointment of Interim Successor Trustee

    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland mourns the September 16, 2021 passing of Chapter 13 Trustee Robert Thomas.  Mr. Thomas served as a Chapter 13 Standing Trustee from October 1, 2016 until his passing.  Mr. Thomas was an effective Trustee and well respected by the consumer bankruptcy community.  He cared deeply about the debtors who passed through his office,  understood how the fresh start could be life changing for debtors and brought integrity to every step of the Chapter 13 process.  Assistant U.S. Trustee Gerard R. Vetter has been appointed as the Interim Chapter 13 Trustee effective September 16, 2021.

  • September 15, 2021
    Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules

    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved for publication and public comment amendments to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules.  Please click here for a summary of the proposed changes, a redline copy of the amendments, and instructions on how to submit comments.  Comments on the proposed revised rules should be submitted on or before November 1, 2021.  If adopted, the amended Local Bankruptcy Rules will go into effect on December 1, 2021.

  • September 7, 2021
    Notice of Judicial Law Clerk (Term) Vacancy, The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland

    Click here to view the Judicial Law Clerk Notice of Vacancy for Judge Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark.

  • September 2, 2021
    Amended Complex Chapter 11 Case Procedures

    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has amended its Complex Chapter 11 Case Procedures.  To view the Administrative Order implementing the amendments, please click here.