• July 26, 2021
    Amendments to Appendix F of the Local Bankruptcy Rules – Effective August 1, 2021

    Amendments to Appendix F of the Local Bankruptcy Rules are effective August 1, 2021.  To view the Administrative Order implementing the amendments and a redlined copy of Appendix F, please click here.


  • July 21, 2021
    August 18, 2021 Training Presentation -- Evidentiary Hearings Using ZoomGov

    Please join us on August 18, 2021 at 9:00 am ET for a presentation on using ZoomGov for a virtual hearing with the Bankruptcy Court.  Attorneys Paul Sweeney and Dennis Shaffer will present a short mock evidentiary hearing before the Honorable Lori S. Simpson.  The presentation will focus on how to use breakout rooms during the hearing, handle rebuttal evidence and screen sharing for effective advocacy.  Please RSVP no later than August 14 by clicking here.

  • July 21, 2021
    Message from the Bench Regarding the 2021 Spring Break Program

    Please click here to see a message from the Bench regarding the 2021 Spring Break program.

  • May 8, 2021
    Bankruptcy Court Is Live On NextGen CM/ECF

    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has completed the conversion to NextGen CM/ECF, and the system is available for all users.  All electronic filers must take several steps to file with the Court in NextGen CM/ECF, including linking their prior CM/ECF account with their upgraded PACER account.  Click here for more information.  Clerk's Office staff will be available during regular business hours to assist users having trouble logging onto NextGen.  The Court thanks the members of bar and all filers for their patience and support during the conversion process. 


  • April 6, 2021
    Thank You Pro Bono / Low Bono Volunteers

    The Court thanks those attorneys who continue to devote their time to the benefit of pro se debtors and the bankruptcy system in the District of Maryland.  Attorneys who annually take at least two Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service pro bono referrals or staff the Telephonic Debtor Assistance Project/Debtor Assistance Project for six hours every six months are eligible to be added to the Court’s Low Bono Lists, published on the Court’s website. Interested attorneys can find more information here on how to get listed. The Low Bono Lists are made available to debtors seeking bankruptcy counsel for a reduced or deferred fee. The revised Chapter 7 Low Bono List and Chapter 13 Low Bono List contain up-to-date attorney information.