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COVID-19 Emergency Protocols, Standing Orders and Updates

Friday, March 13, 2020  
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UPDATE April 29, 2020

Adding "Amended Protocol for Hearings in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions due to Covid-19 Outbreak.  Norfolk Standing order 20-2 and Newport News Standing Order 20-2"

Order Implementing Amended Temporary Hearing Protocol for Bankruptcy Cases Pending in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions: Combined Standing Order No. 20-2-IMPORTANT INFORMATION


UPDATE April 3, 2020

Adding Procedures and Information from U.S. Trustee's Office (as it relates to EDVA) re: Telephonic 341 Meeting Procedures:

EDVA Attorney Declaration Confirming Debtor Identity and SSN

Telephonic 341 Procedures During COVID-19 Emergency - EDVA

Conference Call Lines for Meetings of Creditors - Alexandria Division

Conference Call Lines for Meetings of Creditors - Norfolk and Newport News Divisions

Conference Call Lines for Meetings of Creditors - Richmond Division

UPDATE April 2, 2020 


Today, April 2, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia posted on their web site Standing Order 20-14: "ORDER IMPLEMENTING TEMPORARY PROTOCOL FOR TELEPHONIC SECTION 341 MEETINGS OF CREDITORS."  

See also: Standing Order 20-14

UPDATE March 27, 2020

Adding Standing Orders 20-9, 20-10 and 20-11: 

Standing Order 20-11

Order Temporarily Deferring Recordation Requirement to Claim Homestead Exemptions in Bankruptcy Cases: Standing Order No. 20-11-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Standing Order 20-10

Order Temporarily Closing Public Areas of the Clerk’s Office in All Court Divisions Effective March 30, 2020, and Until Further Notice: Standing Order No. 20-10-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Standing Order 20-9

Order Establishing Temporary Protocol for Filings in Bankruptcy Cases by Unrepresented Persons: Standing Order No. 20-9-IMPORTANT INFORMATION


UPDATE 3/20/2020

Adding NORFOLK - NEWPORT NEWS 3-19-2020 Standing Order 20-1, updating previous protocols issued by the court for the Norfolk & Newport News Divisions.    Nor-NN Standing Order 20-1 Public Notice Package with Exhibit A - 03-19-2020


UPDATE 3/14/2020:


March 13, 2020

Please see attached the protocol changes for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk and Newport News Divisions only.  These protocols were received from Chief Judge Santoro's chambers on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:03PM. 

You may also wish to visit the Court's website for updates at:

Subject to change and/or modification.

Norfolk Newport News Bankruptcy Court protocol changes as of 3-13-2020 1503hours

Summary notes of Sara John, President, TBBA


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