REVISED TEMPORARY PROCEDURES FOR COURT APPEARANCES DUE TO COVID-19
FOR THE HON. MARK D. HOULE
ATTENTION: TELEPHONIC PROCEDURES BEFORE JUDGE HOULE, ARE CHANGING EFFECTIVE APRIL 19, 2021 UPON THE REOPENING OF THE COURTHOUSE. Appearances may now be made either in person or by telephone through the toll-free AT&T conference line. Telephonic appearances must still be registered by noon of the day prior to the hearing. Please see the Telephonic Instructions tab for more detailed information. Until further notice, and unless the court orders otherwise, the exceptions in Section I of the Telephonic Procedures will not apply. Parties and counsel may choose whether they appear in person or by telephone. However, the risks inherent to telephonic appearances, technical and otherwise, remain and parties appearing by telephone should ensure that they have an adequate connection and remain attentive during the hearing.
NOTE: Judge Houle’s procedures for judge’s copies have not changed and there are no exceptions regarding the length of the document. Judge’s copies are required as specified in LBR 5005-2(d), The Central Guide Section 2-02 TCG Supplement: Serving a Judge’s Copy, and Judge Houle’s Judicial Variance Statement Section II Subsection F.