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Court Locations

6500 Cherrywood Ln - Greenbelt, MD 20770 - Main Tel: 301-344-8018 map
101 W Lombard St Room 8530 - Baltimore, MD 21201 - Main Tel: 410-962-2688

Information for Parties without an Attorney

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently no in-person public access to the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in the lobby of each courthouse.  Please call (410) 962-2688 for Baltimore and (301) 344-8018 for Greenbelt to speak to someone in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. 

Filings can be made at drop boxes located in the lobby of each courthouse or by mail.  The drop boxes are available from 9:00 a.m. to midnight in Baltimore and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Greenbelt.  Instructions on how to make filings at the drop box are available at each drop box or by clicking here.  Note that payment may only be made in the form of a money order; no cash or personal checks will be accepted in the drop box.

All bankruptcy proceedings including court appearances, trials, and hearings scheduled to occur from March 16, 2020, through April 24, 2020, have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date, unless the presiding judge in an individual case issues an order directing that a particular proceeding will be held.  In addition, all filing deadlines set to fall between March 16, 2020, and April 24, 2020, have been extended by forty-two (42) days, unless the presiding judge in an individual case sets a different date by order. 

The U.S. Trustee has determined it will not hold any in-person 341 meetings in Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases through April 10, 2020.  The U.S. Trustee may hold Section 341 meetings during this period through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors, and in that event, appropriate notice will be provided to parties.  Only meetings that are specially noticed as being held telephonically will go forward.  All other meetings are continued to a later date, for which separate notice will be provided.

For additional information about filing without an attorney, including resources for debtors and creditors, click here.

If you have a question or concern about a particular matter or hearing, please contact the Courtroom Deputy listed below for the Judge assigned to your case.   If you have an emergency matter that must be heard during this time, you must file a motion or request for emergency relief and bring it to the attention of the courtroom deputy for the judge assigned to your case or the clerk of court. The Court prefers that such communications be made by email where possible.


Chief Judge Thomas J. Catliota
Rita Hester, Courtroom Deputy
(301) 344-3495

Judge Nancy V. Alquist
Brenda J. Wolfe, Courtroom Deputy
(410) 962-4439

Judge Robert A. Gordon
Booker Livingston, Courtroom Deputy
(410) 962-7848

Judge Michelle M. Harner
Anna Marie Komisarek, Courtroom Deputy
(410) 962-2966

Judge David E. Rice
Cherita Scott, Courtroom Deputy
(410) 962-7769

Judge Lori S. Simpson
Gloria Bellman, Courtroom Deputy
(301) 344-8031