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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The current term of United States Bankruptcy Judge Helen E. Burris expires on February 28, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Burris to a new 14-year term of office. The basic jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code, and explained in Title 11, United States Code, as well as in 98 Stat. 344, Pub. L. 98-353, Title I, § 120.

Members of the bar and concerned citizens are invited to comment on whether the incumbent bankruptcy judge should be reappointed. Written comments may be sent in confidence to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1100 East Main Street, Suite 617, Richmond, VA 23219-3517 and must be received by August 14, 2019.