United States Bankruptcy Court
Judge Bason’s Self‐Calendar Procedures
Revised October 28, 2015
NOTE: Judge Bason's self-calendar procedures have changed as of 10/1/15. Chapter 13 motions to modify confirmed plans ("MOMODs") must now be self-calendared for 8:30 a.m. NOT 11:00 a.m.
STEP 1 – Check Eligibility: Self-calendaring is NOT available if the matter:
Any other motion or application in a chapter 7, 9, 11, 12 or 13 case or an adversary proceeding may be set for hearing using the following self-calendaring procedures.
STEP 2 – Review the Posted Calendar: Choose a date listed on the current posted calendar entitled "Judge Bason's Hearing Dates" (which is frequently updated) that corresponds to your type of matter. Only calendar times with green boxes next to the type of matter are open for self-calendaring. The following table lists the types of matters for which self-calendaring is available, and their corresponding abbreviations:
STEP 3 – File and Serve Your Papers: File and serve your notice and motion papers far enough in advance of the hearing, and on all persons entitled to notice, so as to comply with all applicable rules. Notes: (a) see Judge Bason’s Procedures for instructions on specific types of matters, notes regarding common errors, etc.; (b) pay special attention to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 7004 and Local Bankruptcy Rule (“LBR”) 9013-1(d)(2) and (e) regarding service of the notice and motion and LBR 9013-1(c)(3)(A) regarding evidence supporting the motion; (c) if the date you have selected is unavailable (e.g., if it is fully booked), the courtroom deputy will contact you to arrange an alternative date; (d) the Court reserves the right to reschedule any hearing (you will be notified promptly if your hearing has been re-set).
STEP 4 – Check for Tentative Rulings: See Judge Bason’s Procedures regarding when and how to check for tentative rulings, and what to do if you disagree with the tentative ruling.
STEP 5 – Submit Proposed Orders (after the hearing): The prevailing party should lodge a proposed order (unless otherwise instructed by the Court). Attorneys must prepare and lodge their orders in compliance with the Court’s Lodged Order Upload (“LOU”) procedures, including LBR 9020-1 and the Court Manual at sections 4-1 and following, except in those rare instances when attorneys are authorized to file papers non-electronically. Such attorneys, and unrepresented parties, may bring a paper original of the proposed order to the hearing, together with whatever copies and envelopes may be required, so that the judge can sign the order at the hearing if the motion is granted. Do not submit any proposed order prior to the hearing. (You may, however, serve the proposed order on other parties, if you wish to afford them an opportunity to review the form of the order before the hearing.)
Revised October 28, 2015
Printable version of Judge Bason's Self Calendaring Instruction
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