Announcements

  • January 8, 2021
    Greenbelt Division Court Offices Will Be Closed For Inauguration Day

    The Greenbelt Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland will be closed for Inauguration Day on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. For purposes of B.R. 9006 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 6, this day will be treated as a "legal holiday" for cases pending in the Greenbelt Division. Electronic filing through CM/ECF will remain available, and paper filings can be made via the drop box located on the first floor of the Baltimore Division at 101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or in person by appointment only at the Clerk's Office in the Baltimore Division, located in Room 8530. All inquiries on January 20, 2021 should be directed to the Clerk's Office for the Baltimore Division at (410) 962-2688.

  • December 7, 2020
    Announcing the New and Improved Bankruptcy Court Website

    The new and improved Bankruptcy Court website launched on December 7, 2020.  This multi-year project substantively overhauled and reorganized the website to be more intuitive and helpful to viewers.  It includes improvements to the look and feel of the site with cleaner lines, the use of “mega menus” for easy navigation, greatly improved mobile access, and a host of other improvements, updates and additions.  The Court thanks representatives from the Bankruptcy Bar Association and the MSBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Section for collaborating on the content and design of the new site.  Comments or feedback on the new site are appreciated and can be provided here.

  • December 1, 2020
    Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules and Local Bankruptcy Rules – Effective December 1, 2020

    Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012, 8013, 8015 and 8021 are effective December 1, 2020. 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 amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 2002-1(g) and 3003-1 effective December 1, 2020. To view the Administrative Order implementing the amendments, a summary of the changes, and a redlined copy of the amended local rules, please click here.

  • November 18, 2020
    Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark Sworn In as United States Bankruptcy Judge

    Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark has been sworn in as the new bankruptcy judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.  She was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the untimely passing in November 2019 of The Honorable Wendelin I. Lipp.  Judge Ruark will sit in the Bankruptcy Court's Greenbelt Division.  Click here to read the Announcement.

  • November 16, 2020
    Bankruptcy Court Public Intake Counters – Open by Appointment Only

    The Clerk’s Office intake counters for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland are open, by appointment only, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except for federal holidays) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Because of reduced Court operations, walk-ins are not permitted at this time. Click here to make an appointment.