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Court Locations

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

All bankruptcy proceedings including court appearances, trials, and hearings scheduled to occur from March 16, 2020, through June 5, 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 June 5, 2020, have been extended by eighty four (84) days, unless the presiding judge in an individual case sets a different date by order or unless the Bankruptcy Court sets a different deadline by Administrative Order. The Bankruptcy Court has entered Administrative Order 20-09 and Administrative Order 20-10 addressing specific filing deadlines.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Trustee has determined that all Section 341 Meetings of Creditors (“Meetings”) for cases filed through July 10, 2020 will be conducted remotely. The instructions and information to participate in the remote Meetings can be found here. The U.S. Trustee encourages all parties to contact the case trustee or check the docket for up-to-date information. Any questions regarding Section 341 Meetings should be directed to the appropriate U.S. Trustee’s Office (Baltimore (410) 962-4300; Greenbelt (301) 344-6216).

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.

For information about the Electronic Document Submission System Pilot Program (EDSS) click here.

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

If you need assistance with accessing court documents and are not able, or cannot afford, to use PACER.gov, please call (301) 344-3317 during regular business hours for assistance.

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.

 

Judge Nancy V. Alquist
Brenda J. Wolfe, Courtroom Deputy
hearings_nva@mdb.uscourts.gov
(410) 962-4439

Chief Judge Thomas J. Catliota
Rita Hester, Courtroom Deputy
hearings_tjc@mdb.uscourts.gov
(301) 344-3495

 Judge Michelle M. Harner
Anna Marie Komisarek, Courtroom Deputy
hearings_mmh@mdb.uscourts.gov
(410) 962-2966

Judge David E. Rice
Cherita Scott, Courtroom Deputy
hearings_der@mdb.uscourts.gov
(410) 962-7769

Judge Lori S. Simpson
Gloria Bellman, Courtroom Deputy
Hearings_LSS@mdb.uscourts.gov
(301) 344-8031