United States Bankruptcy Court
Honorable Catherine E. Bauer
The self-calendaring system is designed to allow both counsel and parties to schedule hearing dates for matters heard on regular notice, without having to contact the Calendar Clerk to obtain a hearing date. Matters that do not require hearings may be filed in accordance with Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o)(1). Please refer to the appropriate Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Local Bankruptcy Rules regarding the filing and service of motions.
I. The following matters may not be self-calendared:
II. The following matters may be self-calendared:
NOTE: Before self-calendaring, refer to self-calendaring dates to determine if a date is available.
III. Certain motions for relief from stay may be heard on shortened time without court order.
The following categories do not require an application for order shortening time:
NOTE: Motions calendared on shortened time in accordance with this procedure must be filed with the Court and served on all parties entitled to receive notice of the motion so that the moving papers and notice of hearing are received not later than 5 court days prior to the date of the hearing. Telephonic notice of the date, time and place of the hearing on the motion must also be given to all parties entitled to receive notice not later than 5 court days prior to the hearing.
For matters that may be self-calendared, follow the steps outlined below:
STEP 1: Identify available dates and times for the type of matter that you want to calendar by referring to the monthly calendars posted in the Judge's courtroom or on the Court's website (www.cacb.uscourts.gov) or by calling the Calendar Clerk for Judge Bauer at (714) 338-5366. Click here to view the calendar to determine if a date is available.
NOTE: Calendar dates are subject to periodic revision, so please verify that you are referring to the current version of available dates.
STEP 2: Prepare a notice of hearing for the date and time you have selected.
NOTE: By choosing a date for a relief from stay hearing that is greater than 30 days from the date you file your motion, you are deemed to have waived the time limits of Bankruptcy Code Section 362(e).
STEP 3: Give sufficient notice of all matters to all parties entitled to receive such notice pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Local Bankruptcy Rules and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Schedule hearing dates according to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(d) notice requirements and time limits for service and filing of motions and Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(i) regarding evidence supporting the motion. If proof of service is insufficient, the motion may be continued or denied.
STEP 4: File and serve your moving papers in a timely manner. Deliver a Judge's copy (marked "Judge's Copy") of all papers to the Judge's chambers with the time and date of the scheduled hearing placed underneath the title of the pleading. All Judge's copies shall be served in accordance with Local Bankruptcy Rule 5005-2(d) and Section 3-F and Appendix F of the Court Manual.
STEP 5: The Court reserves the right to reschedule any hearing. If the date you have selected is unavailable for any reason, the Calendar Clerk will contact you to arrange an alternative date. You will be notified promptly if your hearing has been re-set.
STEP 6: Do not lodge the proposed order prior to the hearing. Orders must be uploaded in LOU within seven (7) days of the hearing.
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