United States Bankruptcy Court


*** Dear CM/ECF Customers: The US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia will be upgrading its CM/ECF system on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.  As a result, the system will be unavailable on that day from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  If you have any urgent matters that must be filed during this period, please file it in paper in the 3rd Street After Hours box.  Please also alert the Clerk's Office by contacting Michael Wint at 202-354-3188.

Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start by liquidating their assets to pay their debts or by creating a debt repayment plan.

Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for orderly distributions to business creditors through reorganization or liquidation.

These procedures are covered under Title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code). The vast majority of cases are filed under either Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

WHAT'S NEW:

Judge's Alert RE New Schedules I and J

New Forms Effective December 1, 2013

Instructions for Filing a Certificate of Completion of a Personal Financial Management Course (for Approved Providers)

The Bankruptcy Assistance Center (BAC) to be held on Friday, May 2 and May 16, at 11:00 a.m.!

Effective October 1, 2013, the Constitution Avenue entrance of the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse will be closed. Visitors may enter the Prettyman Courthouse using the John Marshall entrance or may enter through the William B. Bryant Annex using the 3rd Street entrance.

From Judge Teel to Members of the Bar: Pro Bono Opportunity for Volunteer Attorneys