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. The Clerk’s office remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in each courthouse’s lobby. 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.

All in-court proceedings in the Greenbelt Division are temporarily suspended until further order of the Court. All emergency bankruptcy matters arising in the Greenbelt Division shall be heard in Baltimore unless the presiding judge orders otherwise.

For more complete information, please refer to the Current Administrative / Standing Orders and other Notices issued by the Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, linked below:

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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Amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 5073-1

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved an amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 5073-1 to clarify the limitations on the photographing and recording of court proceedings and courthouse spaces and to provide consistency with District Court Local Rule 506.  Please click here for a copy of the Administrative Order implementing the amendment to LBR 5073-1 and a redline copy of the amended rule. 

Fourth Circuit Selects Michelle M. Harner as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is pleased to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has selected Professor Michelle M. Harner, of Baltimore, Maryland, to fill a vacancy for United States Bankruptcy Judge in the District of Maryland. The vacancy is created by the upcoming retirement announced by Judge James F. Schneider, who on February 1, 2017 celebrated having served 35 years on the bench. Please click here to view the public announcement of Judge-Designate Harner's appointment.

December 1, 2016 Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules, Administrative Orders and Miscellaneous Fees

Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 7012-1, 7056-1 and 9033-1, implemented by Administrative Order 16-02, can be viewed here.  Amendments to Administrative Order 03-02, Exhibit A (Electronic Case Filing Procedures for Electronic User Access) and Exhibit B (Procedures for Electronic Filing of Documents by Creditor’s Designee), can be viewed here. Administrative Order 16-03 updates local procedures regarding the deposit and investment of Interpleader Disputed Ownership Funds, and can be viewed here.  Adjustments to certain fees on the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule can be viewed here.

Notice of Increase in Fee for Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Please take notice that effective September 1, 2016, the application fee for admission Pro Hac Vice has increased to $100

Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved amendments to its Local Rules effective August 1, 2016.  Please click here for a copy of the amended rules, related notice, and summaries.  

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