BANKRUPTCY RULE 5001-1

TELEPHONIC ARGUMENTS AND CONFERENCES

 

(A)    Requests for Telephonic Conferences

An interested party in any case or proceeding may, upon reasonable advanced notice, generally not less than 48 hours, file a motion requesting that a hearing be held by telephonic conference. The moving party making such a request shall first contact the other interested parties and advise the court whether all parties agree to a telephonic hearing. The court will consider potential savings in travel time and expenses in determining whether a telephonic hearing is appropriate.

(B)     Arrangements for Conference Calls

The court will send interested parties instructions for participating in conference calls.

(C)    Use of Exhibits

Upon motion, the court may allow exhibits to be offered at a telephonic hearing under extenuating circumstances and with reasonable advanced notice, generally not less than 48 hours. If the court authorizes a party to offer exhibits, counsel shall mail, facsimile or email copies of the exhibits to the clerk of court and all parties in sufficient time for them to arrive at least one business day prior to the hearing. Guidance on submitting exhibits by facsimile or email is prescribed by the clerk of court.

(D)    Testimony

Upon motion, the court may allow telephonic testimony under extenuating circumstances and with reasonable advanced notice, generally not less than 48 hours. The party who will be offering telephonic testimony shall arrange for witnesses to be available at the hearing.