Updated Guidance for Scheduling Matters During Courthouse Closure

Release Date: 
Wed, 12/09/2020

The Bankruptcy Court is generally not conducting any in-person hearings due to the covid-19 pandemic.

If you have an evidentiary hearing or trial scheduled prior to April 1, 2021, please contact the assigned judge's chambers.

Non-evidentiary matters scheduled through March 31,  2021 are to be noted as follows: The hearing information listed in the upper right-hand corner of the pleading, per LBR 9013-1(d)(1)(B), should state "telephonic" as the location. In ECF, the hearing should be set using the correct physical location for the assigned judge. A Notice of Motion, per LBR 9013-1(c), should state the place of hearing as "telephonic" and include the dial in information for the specific judge.

Non-evidentiary hearings scheduled for April 1, 2021 and later should be noted for the assigned judge's physical courtroom location, both in ECF and on the notice.  If it becomes necessary to hold these matters telephonically, the parties will be notified by chambers.

Vancouver hearings: Matters scheduled for the January 5 or March Vancouver calendars should include dial-in information for Judge Heston; matters scheduled for the February 2 Vancouver calendars should include dial-in information for Judge Lynch.