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Honorable Julia W. Brand

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United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1382 / Courtroom 1375
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chambers
(213) 894-6080

Courtroom Deputy
(213) 894-7341

Court Recorder Contact
(213) 894-1437

Emergency Motion Contacts
(213) 894-1481
(213) 894-3592

 

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Chapter 13

Confirmation Hearings Calendar   08/12/2020  

Telephonic Instructions

Judge Brand’s Procedures Regarding Telephonic Appearances and Requests for Priority and Second Call

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Judge Brand has suspended her prior telephonic hearing procedures.  Until further notice, and except as may be otherwise ordered by the Court, all hearings before Judge Brand will be conducted remotely using ZoomGov.  For more information on appearing before Judge Brand by ZoomGov, please refer to the information entitled “Proceedings Before Judge Julia W. Brand During COVID-19  Pandemic” under the tab “Instructions/Procedures.”

Please check back for updates.

Telephonic Appearances

Telephonic appearances before Judge Julia W. Brand in Courtroom 1375 are generally allowed without prior approval.  No telephonic appearances are allowed on the following types of matters:

  1. Sale Motion
  2. Cash Collateral Motion
  3. Motion for Post-Petition Financing
  4. Disclosure Statements
  5. Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation
  6. Evidentiary Hearings.
  7. Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation
  8. Reaffirmation Agreements

In order to appear telephonically, counsel must follow the following procedure:

Standard Procedure:   Telephone appearances may be arranged by calling Court Call, an independent conference call company no later than 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing.  Court Call may be reached at 888-882-6878.

Emergency Procedure:  If an unexpected emergency arises that prevents counsel from following the Standard Procedure, counsel must obtain the courtroom deputy’s approval to appear telephonically.   The courtroom deputy will only approve late requests for legitimate and unanticipated emergencies.   The courtroom deputy may be reached at 213-894-7341.

Once approved, counsel must contact Court Call to arrange a telephonic appearance.  If Court Call is not able to accommodate counsel’s late request or if the Judge’s courtroom deputy denies the request, counsel will not be permitted to appear telephonically and counsel must make an appearance in court.

Individuals choosing to appear telephonically do so at their own risk.  Hearings generally will not be rescheduled due to missed connections.   Furthermore, in deciding to appear telephonically, counsel is agreeing to waive any prejudice attributable to quality deficiencies or irregularities of the record that may result.

Please be advised that poor reception will cause counsel’s appearance to be disconnected. Repeated poor connections may cause counsel to be barred from future telephonic appearance.

Please note that individuals requesting to appear by telephone may not also request second call.  The Court will grant only one accommodation at a time. 

If an individual schedules a telephonic appearance and then fails to respond to the call of the matter on calendar, the Court may pass the matter or may treat the failure to respond as a failure to appear.

Before  appearing  telephonically,  please  check  Judge  Brand’s  calendar  and  review  any tentative rulings which can be found on webPACER.

Requests for Priority and Second Call

Requests for priority or second call will only be granted if the attorney has another appearance in the Los Angeles Division at the same time.  The attorney cannot request second call for more than 5 matters on a relief from stay or chapter 13 confirmation calendar.  When the attorney requests priority or second call, a reason must be given for the judge to consider the request.  If no reason is given, then the request for priority or second call will be denied.

Updated 08/05/20

Printable version of Judge Brand's Telephonic Appearance Procedures

About the Judge

Appointment:

 Education:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1981
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D. 1985

 Career Record:

  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, 2010-2011
  • Danning Gill Diamond & Kollitz LLP, 2009-2010
  • Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor, LLP, 2007-2009
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, 1991-2007
  • Gendel Raskoff Shapiro & Quittner, 1989-1991
  • Bolton Dunn & Moore, 1985-1989
  • Admitted to California Bar, 1985

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
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