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.

Courhouse 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.

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.

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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Mar 24 - Amended Administrative Order 13-04

Click to see Amended Administrative Order 13-04 which modifies Local Bankruptcy Form L.

February 6, 2014 - Announcement of a New Clerk of Court

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is pleased to announce the selection of Mark A. Neal , Esq. as the next Clerk of Court. Please see the attached announcement.

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October 30, 2013 - Changes to Miscellaneous Fee Schedules

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules effective December 1, 2013. See this memo.

October 16, 2013 - Statement Concerning Potential Shutdown

The Court, after considering its constitutional and statutory duties, determined that it must continue case resolution functions during a lapse of appropriations. Furthermore, due to significant decrease in staff over the past several years, all current chambers and clerk’s office staff members are needed for the Court to perform its constitutional and statutory responsibilities to resolve case disputes. Therefore, all such staff must report to work during a lapse. Based upon this policy and these determinations, the Court entered Administrative Order 13-05 on October 9, 2013.

October 9, 2013 - Administrative Order 13-05

Please see our Registry of Administrative Orders where Administrative Order 13-05 was adopted today - Continued Operation of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in the Absence of an Appropriation Bill or Continuing Resolution.

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