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Brand, J.

Self Calendaring Tabs



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(o)(1). All hearings will be held in Courtroom 1375 on the 13th Floor of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse at 255 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California.

I.    Matters that May be Self-Calendared.

The following matters may be self calendared provided that the time required for hearing such matters is 15 minutes or less.  Matters requiring more than 15 minutes may not be self calendared. The court reserves the right to reschedule any self-calendared matter.  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:

  1. Motions Regarding the Automatic Stay
  2. Motions to Convert or Dismiss under 11 U.S.C. § 1112
  3. Objections to Claims (20 or less)
  4. Fee Applications in Chapter 11 Cases
  5. Employment Applications
  6. Motions to Value and Avoid Junior Liens (“LAM Motions”)
  7. Any motion in a Chapter 11 or 13 case or an Adversary Proceeding not identified in section II below as being ineligible for self-calendaring.

II.    Matters that May Not be Self-Calendared:

The following matters may not be self calendared.1

  1. Applications for Orders Shortening Time*
  2. Matters Heard on Shortened Notice or on an ex parte basis*
  3. Emergency Motions (including motions arising under any general order that may be approved for application in chapter 11 cases)*
  4. Disclosure Statements
  5. Initial Status Conferences in Adversary Proceedings
  6. Clusters of Related Matters that would ordinarily be set for different hearing times
  7. Mass Objections to Claims (more than 20 objections set for a single hearing)
  8. Motions for Authority to Use/Restrict Use of Cash Collateral or for Post-Petition Financing
  9. Motions for Reconsideration
  10. Motions to Dismiss in Adversary Proceedings
  11. Motions for Summary Judgment
  12. Pre-trial Conferences
  13. Reaffirmation Agreements
  14. Lessor’s Objection(s) under 11 U.S.C. § 362(l)(3) to any Certification Filed by the Debtor under 11 U.S.C. §§ 362(l)(1) and/or 362(l)(2)
  15. Debtor’s Objection to Lessor’s Certification under 11 U.S.C. § 362(m)(2)(B)
  16. Matters that require more than 15 minutes for hearing.

III.    Matters Heard on Shortened Time that May be Self Calendared.

Although generally matters heard on shortened time may not be self calendared, (see section II.B. above), parties may self calendar the following motions to be heard on shortened time (minimum 14 days notice) without prior approval of the Court:

  1. Motions for Relief From Stay involving
    1. Residential unlawful detainer actions.
    2. At least two prior bankruptcy filings affecting the subject property within six months of the petition date.
    3. Post-petition transfers of real property to the debtor
    4. Pre-petition transfers to the debtor (1) within 90 days of the petition date or involving a fractionalized interest in real property.
  2. Motions to continue or impose the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362 (c) (3) or (4).

To self calendar any motion listed above on shortened time, the moving party must file and serve all moving papers on the debtor, the trustee, any creditor who may be affected by the relief requested and the creditor’s attorney, if any, by overnight mail, facsimile or personal service at least 14 days before the date scheduled for the hearing. A declaration regarding service must be filed at least 7 days before the date scheduled for hearing.  If the declaration regarding service is not timely filed, the motion may be continued or summarily denied.  Any opposition must be filed at least 7 days before the hearing.  If the Court determines that a hearing is set using this procedure without meeting these requirements, the Court may, among other relief, dismiss the motion with prejudice.

Printable version of Judge Brand's Self-Calendaring Dates

Printable version of Judge Brand's Self-Calendaring Instructions


1For more information concerning procedures for obtaining hearings on matters on this list marked with an asterisk (*), contact Judge Brand’s law clerk by calling and leaving a message at (213) 894-6080. For more information concerning procedures for obtaining hearings on any matter on this list not marked with an asterisk, contact Judge Brand’s Courtroom Deputy at (213) 894-4843.

Revised July 2, 2024