Honorable Robert N. Kwan
REVISED INTERIM PROCEDURES RE: COVID-19
EFFECTIVE MAY 17, 2021
Notwithstanding the limited allowance of in-person visits to the courthouses and courtrooms of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California as of April 19, 2021 pursuant to the Court’s General Order 21-04, entered on April 8, 2021, in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the overwhelming support of the Bar for continued remote hearing appearances shown on the court’s recent survey on remote hearing proceedings, Judge Kwan will continue conducting hearings remotely using ZoomGov audio and video.
However, if public health conditions improve, and once the courtroom is retrofitted to enable the court to conduct hybrid hearing proceedings, which work is expected to be completed in July 2021, Judge Kwan may allow the option for in-person hearings and/or hybrid proceedings for trial and evidentiary hearings. But at this time, until further notice, because of continuing COVID-19 pandemic conditions, all of Judge Kwan’s hearings will be conducted using ZoomGov audio and video.
Hearing participants and members of the public may view and listen to hearings before Judge Kwan using ZoomGov free of charge. Video and audio connection information for each hearing will be provided on Judge Kwan's publicly posted hearing calendar, which may be viewed online at: http://ecf-ciao.cacb.uscourts.gov/CiaoPosted/?jid=RK. For more details on appearing via ZoomGov, please see the “Notice of Video and Telephonic Appearance Procedures” in the Telephonic Instructions section of this page.