COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health.The Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland have issued orders limiting operations, suspending various proceedings, and extending certain deadlines.

Courthouse Operations / Emergency Matters
The Clerk’s office public intake counters are open, by appointment only, Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click here to make an appointment. The Clerk’s Office also remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in the lobby of each courthouse. Drop box hours are 9:00 a.m. until midnight in Baltimore and 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Greenbelt. CM/ECF will continue to be available for electronic filings. Any emergency matters, including first day motions as necessary, should be filed consistent with past practice and brought to the attention of the courtroom deputy for the presiding judge or the clerk of court.

Deadlines
As of August 28, 2020, all of the previously extended “filing deadlines” between March 16, 2020 and June 5, 2020 had expired. The Court’s Current Operational Status summarizes these prior filing deadline extensions as well as the return to regular “filing deadlines” and the orders below contain additional relevant information:

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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December 19, 2011 - New Debtor Assistance Project ("DAP") Location

Opening of a New Debtor Assistance Project ("DAP") Location

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland ("USBC"), in conjunction with the Allegany Law Foundation, Inc. ("Allegany Law"), is pleased to announce the expansion of the DAP to the office of Allegany Law in Cumberland, Maryland. The new location is scheduled to open on Friday, January 20, 2012, and will operate on the third Friday of each month thereafter.

The DAP is a pro bono legal clinic focused on providing free pre-scheduled 30-minute consultations (conducted by volunteer attorneys) to individuals who do not have attorneys and need legal advice on bankruptcy matters. The existing DAP locations are in Baltimore, Greenbelt, and Easton. The DAP is the result of a collaborative effort of the USBC, the MD State Bar Association, the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, the U.S. Trustees for the District of Maryland, Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, MidShore Pro Bono, Inc., Civil Justice, and the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland. Allegany Law is the newest DAP collaborator.

Contact Numbers:
410-962-7533 - Volunteer attorneys
410-962-3813 - DAP appointments

November 2, 2011 - Admin Order 11-04

Local Bankruptcy Rule 7012-1 Core or Non-Core Matters and Consent was amended with Administrative Order 11-04 to add the requirement for all parties in an adversary proceeding to include in their initial pleading a statement as to whether the party consents to entry of final orders or judgments by the Bankruptcy Judge. The rules have been updated on our web site.

September 16, 2011 - Voice Case Information

The Court has partnered with other Bankruptcy Courts and is using a multi-court voice response system for case related information.  The old local service at 410-962-0733 will be discontinued.  The new number is 1-866-222-8029.  Please see this page under Case Information for details on the new service.

August 26, 2011 - Updated Local Rules

The Local Rules for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Maryland have been updated.

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