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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia announces availability of its public information system - Voice Case Information System. McVCIS provides prerecorded voice messages and is accessible through four telephone lines. The system offers search capabilities using name, case number, social security number or tax identification number.


How it Works?

McVCIS uses a devise called a voice synthesizer. This is a card which contains a high-powered processor running a special program, as well as dictionary of English and Spanish words and standard rules or pronunciation. The synthesizer will take words transmitted by the computer and read them over the phone. The synthesizer generates words electronically. The voice-quality is not perfect, but it gets easier to understand as it always reads the information in the same order.

How Do I Use It?

To access MCVCIS simply dial 866-222-8029. McVCIS will instruct you on how to use the keys of your telephone to search for cases. VCIS allows five debtor's inquiry per case, however, it will provide information about all cases involving that debtor. NOTE: The computer will instruct you to use the "1" key for the letters "Q" and "Z".

It is hosted by the District of Massachusetts and offers a Spanish speaking option.

To access West Virginia, press 98 and the for Northern District press 1.


McVCIS Features?

McVCIS allows you to dial the court computer from any touch tone telephone. The system provides the following information about the case:

  • Name of debtor(s) or party
  • Spelling of debtor(s) and Attorney names
  • Trustee for case
  • Judge name
  • Assets and case status
  • last date to file claims
  • nature of debtor
  • reopen date
  • disposition method
  • debtor attorney and telephone number
  • the last four digits of the social security number(s) or tax ID
  • case number
  • case filing date
  • 341 meeting date, time and location
  • closing or discharge date
  • original conversion date
  • re-termination date
  • voluntary/involuntary


What Do I Need?

All you need is a push button telephone and either debtor(s) name, case number, social security number, or tax identification number. Once the computer verifies input, case information will be provide by McVCIS