December 1, 2020

Hearings: Appearing by Telephone (Alexandria, Norfolk-Newport News, and Richmond)

Non-Party Members of the Public and Press

Any non-party member of the public or press who wishes to listen to a court hearing should visit https://www.Court-Solutions.com to create an account. Click the boxes “I am not an attorney” and “Certified Indigent” when creating an account. You will receive an automated response email from CourtSolutions. In response to the automated email from CourtSolutions, state that you are a non-party member of the public or press and provide the name of the judge assigned to the case. Upon approval, CourtSolutions will notify you and designate your account for this matter as a fee waived account. You will then be able to register for hearings related to that case(s) without any cost to you. Your participation in such hearings will be on a listen-only basis. You must make a reservation for the hearing(s) through CourtSolutions and request a listen-only line. Per Standing Order 20-15, broadcasting, televising, recording, or photographing of bankruptcy court proceedings is strictly prohibited.

Alexandria

Telephonic Appearances Before Judge Kenney and Judge Kindred:

For the Court-ordered Temporary Protocol Period-March 13, 2020 through April 30, 2020, follow the requirements set forth in Standing Order (March 16, 2020).

Telephonic appearances at court hearings are permitted in certain circumstances.

Unless the Court provides otherwise, parties participating in or listening to a hearing telephonically must be registered with CourtSolutions. Information about how to register and utilize the service can be obtained at http://www.court-solutions.com

Attorneys seeking to participate must be admitted to the Court or admitted pro hac vice. (See Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1, which is accessible on the Court’s Local Rules internet web site page.) The Court’s grant of permission to appear telephonically is not a waiver of the requirement for appearances by local counsel (unless the party intends to participate in “listen only” mode).

All parties wishing to listen in or participate in hearings by telephone must receive permission from Chambers by submitting a request through CourtSolutions at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing and should be prepared to provide the following information: Name of party that the attorney is representing, the motion on which the attorney intends to argue, and the reason that a telephonic appearance is necessary. Approved participants must log into their Court Solutions account prior to the hearing time and access the large orange button entitled, “Open Hearing Dashboard” for dial-in instructions.

Telephonic appearances are discouraged if counsel intends to make substantive argument. Counsel and pro se parties are not permitted to participate telephonically for any hearings of an evidentiary nature, including the examination of witnesses or the submission of evidence.

For Zoom (Judge Kindred)

Per Standing Order 20-15, broadcasting, televising, recording, or photographing of bankruptcy court proceedings is strictly prohibited.

Beginning on October 20, 2020, and continuing until further notice, unless otherwise ordered, all proceedings before Judge Kindred will be conducted by video conference via Zoom for Government in accordance with the Standing Order dated March 16, 2020  and extended through November 30, 2020, by entry of the Standing Order dated September 25, 2020.  Any participant wishing to appear via Zoom for Government must pre-register. Attorneys seeking to participate must be admitted to the Court or admitted pro hac vice. (See Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1, which is accessible on the Court’s Local Rules internet web site page.)

For Matters to be Heard before Judge Kindred during Chapter 13 and Motion Day Dockets:

Parties wishing to participate in hearings via Zoom for Government must transmit, via e-mail, a completed request form, linked here as a PDF-fillable request form, by the requesting party to the appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers, as follows:

For Judge Kindred’s chambers: EDVABK-ZOOM-Judge_Kindred@vaeb.uscourts.gov

Absent compelling circumstances, the request form should be submitted no later than two (2) business days prior to the hearing or proceeding. The appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers will then provide the requesting party with a registration link. All participants must separately register for the video conference no later than one (1) business day prior to the hearing or proceeding. Persons that register will receive separate email notification on whether their registration has been approved or denied. In the event that registration is approved, the confirmation email will include the participant’s unique link to the video conference.

Under no circumstances may any participant or listener record or broadcast the proceedings.

 

Norfolk-Newport News

For the Court-ordered Temporary Protocol Period-March 19, 2020, through and including April 30, 2020, follow the requirements set forth in combined Standing Order No. 20-1.

Telephonic Appearances Before Judge Chief Judge Santoro and Judge St. John:

Telephonic appearances at court hearings are permitted in certain circumstances.

Unless the Court provides otherwise, parties participating in or listening to a hearing telephonically must be registered with CourtSolutions. Information about how to register and utilize the service can be obtained at www.court-solutions.com.

Attorneys seeking to participate must be admitted to the Court or admitted pro hac vice. (See Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1, which is accessible on the Court’s Internet Web Site’s Local Rules page.) The Court’s grant of permission to appear telephonically is not a waiver of the requirement for appearances by local counsel (unless the party intends to participate in “listen only” mode).

All parties wishing to listen in or participate in hearings by telephone must receive permission from Chambers by submitting a request through CourtSolutions at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hearing and should be prepared to provide the following information: Name of party that the attorney is representing, and the motion on which the attorney intends to argue. Parties proceeding without legal representation should be prepared to provide the following information: Name of your bankruptcy judge, case name, and case number. For cases that end in “FJS,” the name of the Judge is Chief Judge Frank J. Santoro. For cases ending in “SCS,” the name of the Judge is Judge Stephen C. St. John. Approved participants must log into their CourtSolutions account no more than 15 minutes prior to the hearing time and access the large orange button entitled, “Open Hearing Dashboard” for dial-in instructions.

Telephonic appearances are discouraged if counsel intends to make substantive argument. The moving party must promptly advise the Court if a matter requires the submission of evidence or witness testimony, so that the Court may continue the matter to the future date.

Under no circumstances may any participant or listener record or broadcast the proceedings.

 

Richmond

Judge Huennekens and Judge Phillips’s Telephonic Appearances:

For the Court-ordered Temporary Protocol Period beginning May 31, 2020, and continuing until further notice, follow the requirements set forth in General Order 20-5.

Telephonic appearances at court hearings are permitted in certain circumstances.

For Zoom (Judge Phillips)

Per Standing Order 20-15, broadcasting, televising, recording, or photographing of bankruptcy court proceedings is strictly prohibited.

Beginning on October 28, 2020, and continuing until further notice, unless otherwise ordered, all proceedings before Judge Phillips will be conducted by video conference via Zoom for Government in accordance with General Order 20-5. Any participant wishing to appear via Zoom for Government must pre-register. Attorneys seeking to participate must be admitted to the Court or admitted pro hac vice. (See Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1, which is accessible on the Court’s Local Rules internet web site page.)

For Matters to be Heard before Judge Phillips during Chapter 13 and Motion Day Dockets:

Parties wishing to participate in hearings via Zoom for Government must transmit, via e-mail, a completed request form, linked here as a PDF-fillable request form, by the requesting party to the appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers, as follows:

For Judge Phillips’ chambers: EDVABK-ZOOM-Judge_Phillips@vaeb.uscourts.gov

Absent compelling circumstances, the request form should be submitted no later than two (2) business days prior to the hearing or proceeding. The appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers will then provide the requesting party with a registration link. All participants must separately register for the video conference no later than one (1) business day prior to the hearing or proceeding. Persons that register will receive separate email notification on whether their registration has been approved or denied. In the event that registration is approved, the confirmation email will include the participant’s unique link to the video conference.

Under no circumstances may any participant or listener record or broadcast the proceedings.

For Zoom (Judge Huennekens)

Per Standing Order 20-15, broadcasting, televising, recording, or photographing of bankruptcy court proceedings is strictly prohibited.

Beginning on October 14, 2020, and continuing until further notice, unless otherwise ordered, all proceedings before Judge Huennekens will be conducted by video conference via Zoom for Government in accordance with General Order 20-5. Any participant wishing to appear via Zoom for Government must pre-register. Attorneys seeking to participate must be admitted to the Court or admitted pro hac vice. (See Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1, which is accessible on the Court’s Local Rules internet web site page.)

For Matters to be Heard before Judge Huennekens during Chapter 13 and Motion Day Dockets:

Parties wishing to participate in hearings via Zoom for Government must transmit, via e-mail, a completed request form, linked here as a PDF-fillable request form, by the requesting party to the appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers, as follows:

For Judge Huennekens’ chambers: EDVABK-ZOOM-Judge_Huennekens@vaeb.uscourts.gov

Absent compelling circumstances, the request form should be submitted no later than two (2) business days prior to the hearing or proceeding. The appropriate bankruptcy judge’s chambers will then provide the requesting party with a registration link. All participants must separately register for the video conference no later than one (1) business day prior to the hearing or proceeding. Persons that register will receive separate email notification on whether their registration has been approved or denied. In the event that registration is approved, the confirmation email will include the participant’s unique link to the video conference.

Under no circumstances may any participant or listener record or broadcast the proceedings.

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