Pursuant to the General Orders of the District Court and the Bankruptcy Court, to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all hearings before Judge Saltzman will be via Zoom until further notice. The courtroom will be locked; parties must appear by Zoom and will not be permitted to appear in the courtroom. There is no need to contact the court for permission. Please check Judge Saltzman’s tentative rulings to find the Zoom link for each day.
If you have an evidentiary hearing or trial scheduled, the court will contact you to discuss arrangements.
Judge’s Copies: Pursuant to Amended General Order 20-04, judge’s copies are not required for any document less than 25 pages. Notwithstanding the requirement in the General Order, Judge Saltzman does not require a call to chambers to advise that a document was filed, unless it seeks emergency relief.
You are also encouraged to review Appendix F, Paragraph 2.0 of the Court Manual regarding when a judge’s copy is required. Judge Saltzman regularly receives judge’s copies that are not required (e.g., chapter 7 and 13 case commencement documents, proofs of claim, LOU receipts, and LBR 9013-1(o) motions when the response deadline has not passed). Please also note that, as directed by the Court Manual, the NEF should be attached to the back, never the front, of a judge’s copy.