July 25, 2017

Hearings: Appearing by Telephone (Alexandria and Richmond Divisions Only)

Alexandria

Telephonic Appearances Before Judge Kenney and Judge Kindred:

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://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).

Parties wishing to participate in hearings telephonically 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.

Parties who wish to “listen in” on a hearing are not required to: receive permission from Chambers prior to the hearing, be admitted to the Court, have local counsel present, or be admitted pro hac vice. However, parties who wish to ‘”listen in” on a hearing must still notify Chambers at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.

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

 

Richmond

Judge Huennekens and Judge Phillips’s Telephonic Appearances:

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://help.court-solutions.com/hc/en-us.

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.)

Parties wishing to participate in hearings telephonically 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 CourtSolutions 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.

Parties that wish to “listen in” on a hearing are not required to: receive permission from Chambers prior to the hearing; be admitted to the Court or be admitted pro hac vice.

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

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