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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Passing of Ellen W. Cosby, Chapter 13 Trustee, February 25, 2016

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland mourns the passing of Chapter 13 Trustee Ellen W. Cosby. Ms. Cosby was an institution in the Baltimore Courthouse and the consumer bankruptcy community. She cared deeply about the debtors who passed through her office, and understood the life changing nature of a fresh start. She also held immense respect for the bankruptcy system and brought integrity to every step of the Chapter 13 process. Services will be held on Monday, February 29th, 2:30 pm. at the Chapel at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, Maryland.

In Memoriam of the Honorable Paul Mannes

Please click here to view the tribute Representative John Conyers, Jr. placed in the Congressional Record on February 11, 2016, regarding Judge Mannes.

Judge Mannes’ Cases Reassigned to Judge Keir

All bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings previously assigned to the Honorable Paul Mannes have been reassigned to the Honorable Duncan W. Keir. Unless noticed otherwise, all hearings will be held in the Greenbelt Division at the Federal Courthouse located at 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland, in Courtroom 3-D.

Passing of The Honorable Paul Mannes, January 20, 2016

Please click here for notice from the Court

New Official Bankruptcy Forms - Effective December 1, 2015

Use of the new forms is required for all cases commenced on and after December 1, 2015, and for any amendments to petitions, schedules and statements and conversions filed on and after December 1, 2015.

Please click here to see the effective changes including links to the latest forms, instructions and charts.  

November 20  Forms Overview Training Materials are now available.  Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation and links to the videos of the event. 

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