Announcements

  • April 12, 2021
    Notice of Judicial Law Clerk Vacancies (Term and Temporary), The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland

    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has several Judicial Law Clerk vacancies.  Click here to view the Judicial Law Clerk (Term) Notice of Vacancy for Chief Judge Thomas J. Catliota.  Click here to view the Judicial Law Clerk (Temporary) Notice of Vacancy for Judge David E. Rice.  Click here to view the Judicial Law Clerk (Temporary) Notice of Vacancy for Judge Michelle M. Harner.

  • April 7, 2021
    Notice of Vacancy, Case Administrator II (Baltimore or Greenbelt), The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland

    Please click here to view the Notice of Vacancy from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

  • 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.

  • March 8, 2021
    Special Filing Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents

    Recent disclosures of widespread cybersecurity breaches of both private sector and government computer systems have prompted the federal courts to add new security procedures to protect highly sensitive documents (“HSDs”) filed with the courts.  HSDs contain information that is so sensitive and confidential that additional precautions beyond sealing the document from public view on the Court’s CM/ECF system is required.  Factors used to determine whether a document constitutes an HSD include whether the case involves: national security; foreign sovereign interests; criminal activity related to cybersecurity; intellectual property, trade secrets, or sensitive commercial information likely to be of interest to foreign powers; terrorism; investigation of public officials; or the reputational interests of the United States.  The following types of documents are generally not considered HSDs: Social Security records, administrative immigration records, information about minors, documents related to domestic abuse, and most other sealed filings in bankruptcy cases.

    In order to provide appropriate safeguards for HSDs, they must be filed in paper and not under seal through the Court’s electronic case filing system (CM/ECF).  For HSD filing instructions, or if you believe you previously filed an HSD document with the Court, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (410) 962-2688 or (301) 344-8018 for further instructions.

  • February 25, 2021
    Bankruptcy Court Moving to NextGen CM/ECF on May 10, 2021 – Necessary Steps for Filers to Prepare for the Conversion

    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is moving to NextGen CM/ECF on May 10, 2021, allowing filers to use a single account to view documents in PACER and to file documents in CM/ECF. Electronic filers must take several steps to file with the Court in CM/ECF beginning May 10 – click here for more information.  For additional general information about NextGen, click here.  To complete the NextGen migration, CM/ECF will be unavailable for all users from Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm until Monday, May 10 at 6 am.  CM/ECF users should plan accordingly, although filing alternatives will be made available.