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Where is the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Court?
Where are the Northern Virginia bankruptcy hearings?
The bankruptcy court in Alexandria VA serves all of Northern Virginia. The Virginia bankruptcy court is a federal court. The Federal Court system divides Virginia into Eastern and Western districts.
We’re in the Eastern District, Alexandria Division
The Eastern District has four divisions: Alexandria, Richmond, Newport News and Norfolk.
The Alexandria Virginia Bankruptcy Court serves Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Loudoun, Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park, Fauquier, and Stafford.
New Location September 2018. 1725 Duke Street.
After 40 years at the same location, the Bankruptcy Trustee hearings moved. Starting September 2018, the new location is 1725 Duke Street, Alexandria.
The old address, on Union Street, near the Alexandria waterfront, was somewhat run down when the government selected that location. That probably helped keep the rent low. But the waterfront is hopping now and a hotel is scheduled to be built on that spot.
This new location is near the King Street Metro, for the small number of people who can get there by Metro. For everyone else that means expensive parking near the Metro. You don’t want to do that.
But parking is easy if you know where to look. If you get off the Beltway at Telegraph Rd. Telegraph Rd North is just a ramp that puts you on Duke Street.
As you approach 1725 Duke Street, there is plenty of metered parking if you turn RIGHT on John Carlyle Street. (1725 is on the LEFT, so you are going a block away.) You want to avoid the underground garage in the 1725 Duke St building. It’s $18.00
The parking meters line a small park, called John Carlyle Square.
If you are early, there are a couple places along John Carlyle Square, where you can get coffee.
Room 520 is where the bankruptcy hearings are.
Here are some interior pictures at 1725 Duke Street. First is the sign on the door.
Here’s the waiting room, where you and I can talk.
Here’s the hearing room itself. The trustee sits up front, you can I across the table. Plenty of audience room for the other people on the schedule, friends or family if you want to bring anyone, and the lawyers.
They do 14 people and hour, so for most people it takes less than three minutes.
Do you want to know more about what happens at the bankruptcy hearing? I have more info, here.
Here’s a video version.