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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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. 

Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers

The US Courts News has advised that a sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. Read the entire article at uscourts.gov.

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers Injunctions

Please click here to access a list of bankruptcy petition preparers who have been enjoined from acting as a bankruptcy petition preparer in the District of Maryland.  The list is also located under the Filing Without An Attorney tab.

Sep 10 - Amended Local Rules with Order 15-02

Administrative Order 15-02 Amending Local Bankruptcy Rule 7012-1 And Appendix F has been posted. Click here for a list of all the Administrative Orders .

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