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 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.

Deadlines
“Filing deadlines” that expire between March 16, 2020 and June 5, 2020 have, in most instances, been extended, with certain important exceptions. Please refer to the Court’s Current Operational Status for a summary of the filing deadline extensions as set forth, or explained, in:

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 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.  

Appointment of Chapter 13 Trustee in Baltimore

Please click here for the Office of United States Trustee announcement.

The Honorable James F. Schneider Announces His Intention to Retire Effective February 8, 2017

Please click here for a copy of Judge Schneider's letter of intent to retire.  01/04/2017 UPDATE: Judge Schneider has graciously agreed to defer the effective date of his retirement until his replacement is sworn in.

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