United States Bankruptcy Court
Honorable Sheri Bluebond
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 Courtroom Deputy to obtain a hearing date. Matters that do not require hearings may be filed in accordance with Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(g)(1). All hearings will be held in Courtroom 1475 on the 14th Floor of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse at 255 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California.
I. Matters requiring more than 15 minutes may not be self calendared. Parties may select their own hearing dates if the matter to be heard is 15 minutes or less and falls within the one of the following categories:
II. The following matters may not be self calendared.2
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 Court’s general information number (213-894-3118) and selecting the menu options necessary to direct you to calendaring information for Judge Bluebond.
STEP 2: Prepare a notice of hearing for the date and time that you have selected. If your motion is for relief from stay, you must provide notice in the same form as outlined by Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(1)(e) (Local Forms series 350).
of 11 U.S.C. § 362(e).
STEP 3: Give sufficient notice of all matters to all parties entitled to receive such notice pursuant to applicable provisions of the Local Bankruptcy Rules and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Schedule hearing dates accordingly. Moving parties may refer to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(a)(6) regarding service of the notice of the hearing and Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(a)(13) regarding evidence supporting the motion.
STEP 4: File and serve your moving papers in a timely manner! Refer to the Local Bankruptcy Rules and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for applicable filing and service deadlines. If proof of service is insufficient, the moving party’s motion may be continued or denied. Be sure to deliver a courtesy 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.
STEP 5: If the date you have selected is unavailable because you have given insufficient notice, the date and time are already fully booked or for any other reason, the Calendar Clerk will contact you to arrange an alternative date. The Court reserves the right to reschedule any hearing. You will be notified promptly if your hearing has been re-set.
STEP 6: Bring your proposed order to the hearing, together with whatever notices of entry, copies and envelopes may be required, so that the Judge can sign the order at the hearing if your motion is granted. Do not lodge the 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.)
Motions under 11 U.S.C. §§ 362(c) or 362(j), filed in chapter 7 or 11 cases, or chapter 13 cases in which a plan of reorganization has been confirmed as of the filing of the motion, relating to any property of the estate other than real property only; Motions for relief from stay, filed in chapter 7 or 11 cases, or chapter 13 cases in which a plan of reorganization had been confirmed as of the filing of the motion, that seek authority to exercise a right or remedy other than the ability to foreclose a lien against real property; and Motions under 11 U.S.C. § 362(h)(2)
Revised May 2010
Printable version of Judge Bluebond's Self-Calendaring Instructions
_________1Motions 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 by such means as to ensure that the moving papers and notice of hearing are actually received not later than 5 court days prior to the date of the hearing. In addition, telephonic notice of the date, time and place of the hearing on the motion must be given to all parties entitled to receive notice of the motion not later than 5 court days prior to the hearing on the motion. Any motion filed pursuant to this Local Local Rule shall indicate in paragraph 3b. that a response is due at the hearing.
2For more information concerning procedures for obtaining hearings on matters on this list marked with an asterisk (*), contact Judge Bluebond’s law clerk at (213) 894-8982. For more information concerning procedures for obtaining hearings on any matter on this list not marked with an asterisk, contact Judge Bluebond’s Courtroom Deputy at (213) 894-3688.
Available Self-Calendaring Dates
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