Appearances by Phone, Videoconference, or In Person
***EFFECTIVE AUGUST 28, 2023***. Except as set forth below, parties may appear in person, by phone, or by videoconference for hearings to be heard by Judge Mazer-Marino.
The Chapter 13 confirmation calendar includes hearings and objections to Chapter 13 plans, motions to approve modifications to Chapter 13 plans, and motions to dismiss Chapter 13 cases. Parties may not appear in person for the Chapter 13 confirmation calendar without obtaining prior permission from the Court. Parties may opt to appear in person at hearings on all other matters in Chapter 13 cases.
The loss mitigation calendar includes status conferences on loss mitigation and hearings on objections to loss mitigation, motions for relief from stay, and motions to approve loan modifications in cases in loss mitigation. Parties may not opt to appear in person without obtaining prior permission from the Court.
Judge Mazer-Marino’s courtroom is open to the general public. The press and others may observe hearings (regardless of whether the hearing is being conducted in person, by phone or by videoconference) from the courtroom. Press and members of the general public are not permitted to attend hearings by phone or videoconference.
Until August 28, 2023, Judge Mazer-Marino will continue to hear all matters by phone or videoconference, unless Judge Mazer-Marino instructs the parties to appear in person.
Mandatory Registration for Hearings through eCourt Appearances
Regardless of whether a hearing is by phone, videoconference, or in person, all hearing participants must register with eCourt Appearances in advance of every appearance. eCourt Appearances registration is required by attorneys and non-attorneys.
The general public, including the press, are not required or permitted to register for hearings through eCourt Appearances. The eCourt Appearances platform is for use exclusively by parties and their professionals.
CM/ECF accounts are not necessary for eCourt Appearances. Attorneys with an CM/ECF account may find the program under the “Utilities” menu after logging on to CM/ECF.
To register for eCourt Appearances and for more information on eCourt Appearances, including a tutorial, click here.
Once registered, eCourt Appearances will email the telephone number, video link, and courtroom address for your hearing. You may register for hearings weeks in advance, but the telephone number and video link will not be sent to you until 48 hours before the hearing date. Those registering with eCourt Appearances for hearings less than 48 hours in advance should allow up to 15 minutes after registration to receive the email with the hearing information.
Those unable to access eCourt Appearances must email Judge Mazer-Marino’s Courtroom Deputy at: firstname.lastname@example.org at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing. Your email must include your name, the case number(s), who you represent (if you are an attorney), hearing date, and phone number.
Etiquette for Appearing by Phone or Videoconference
Please follow these guidelines when appearing phone or videoconference:
Unopposed Motions – Certificates of No Objection
If a motion or application has been filed, appropriate notice has been given, and no objection, responsive pleading, or request for adjournment respecting the motion or application has been filed or received by movant within twenty-four (24) hours after the objection deadline, counsel for the movant may file a certificate of no objection (“CNO”). A copy of the CNO must also be emailed to email@example.com.
The CNO must include a representation that (i) the motion or application was filed and served timely, and (ii) no objection, responsive pleading, or request for adjournment respecting the motion or application has been filed on the docket or received by the movant.
Upon receipt of the CNO, the Court may enter the order granting the motion or application without a hearing; provided the form of order was served with the motion or application and the proposed order is uploaded to CM/ECF E-Orders. Once the order is entered, the hearing scheduled on the motion or application will be cancelled without further notice.
If the order is not entered by 4:30 p.m. on the business day prior to the scheduled hearing date, the Court will hold the scheduled hearing. Please note, the Court will not cancel a hearing, notwithstanding a timely filed CNO, if the relief affects an individual that is not represented by counsel, the motion includes a request for relief from the automatic stay, or a hearing is required under the Bankruptcy Code or Bankruptcy Rules.
Deadline to Oppose Chapter 13 Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss and to Submit Documents to the Chapter 13 Trustee.
All papers in opposition to the Chapter 13 Trustee’s motion to dismiss must be filed and transmitted so as to be received by the Chapter 13 Trustee at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing. Where the motion to dismiss is based on failure to provide documents to the Chapter 13 Trustee as required by E.D.N.Y. LBR 2003-1, or as requested at the 341 meeting, such documents also must be transmitted so as to be received by the Chapter 13 Trustee at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing.
Documents filed on the docket or transmitted to the Chapter 13 Trustee less than 72 hours before a hearing will not be considered at the hearing. Documents filed on the docket or transmitted to the Chapter 13 Trustee less than 72 hours before the hearing on the Chapter 13 Trustee’s motion to dismiss will not be grounds to deny or adjourn the motion unless a written request for an extension of time to oppose the motion is granted by the Court before the objection deadline. Any request for such extension must be filed on the docket, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org., and served on the Chapter 13 Trustee.
Status Hearings on Loss Mitigation
Loss mitigation status conferences in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases are usually heard on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. At the 9:30 a.m. calendar call, the parties are to conference with the Judge’s Courtroom Deputy and Law Clerk. Matters that cannot be resolved at the 9:30 a.m. conference will be adjourned to 1:00 p.m. to be heard by Judge Mazer-Marino.
Status reports must be filed by the Thursday prior to the status conference.
Loss mitigation status conferences in Chapter 11 cases are heard as part of Judge Mazer-Marino’s regular Chapter 11 calendar.
Pro Bono Attorneys
The Court appreciates the efforts of attorneys who are representing clients on a pro bono basis and invites them to contact chambers if they would like their matters to be called at the beginning of the calendar. Chambers will make every reasonable effort to accommodate such requests.
Procedures for obtaining hearing dates, and requesting emergency hearings, adjournments, telephonic or video appearances, conferences, and concerning chambers copies, submission of orders, notices of presentment, and other matters may be found by clicking the Judges' Procedures tab.
Hon. Jil Mazer-Marino
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
Conrad B. Duberstein Courthouse
271-C Cadman Plaza East - Suite 1595
Brooklyn, NY 11201-1800
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