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Judge Louis A. Scarcella

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Effective July 10, 2023, all matters before Judge Scarcella will be conducted in person in Courtroom 970, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

Any party in interest may, for good cause, request that a hearing be conducted telephonically by filing with the Court and serving on all affected parties a letter setting forth the justifications for such request at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled hearing. The Court will consider any such requests on a case-by-case basis, based on the particular facts and circumstances of the case. If an opposing party files an objection and the hearing is in person, the opposing party must appear in person.

The Court may also sua sponte alter the format of any given hearing from an in-person format to one conducted by telephone based on the particular facts and circumstances of the case, or factors external to the particular case such as weather conditions or public health concerns.

Unopposed Motions

Unopposed motions, including motions by the Chapter 13 Trustee to dismiss cases, may be granted by the Court without the need for an appearance provided that the moving party files with the Court a proposed order granting the motion along with a Certificate of No Objection at least two (2) days prior to the scheduled hearing date. A form of Certificate of No Objection can be found on the Court’s website under Judge Scarcella’s tab, “Form Orders.” Following receipt of the Certificate of No Objection, the Court may enter an order granting the motion without further pleading, hearing or request. In the event the Court determines a hearing is necessary, the moving party will be notified by the Court to appear in-person at the hearing. An in-person appearance will still be required if the moving party fails to timely and properly file a Certificate of No Objection at least two (2) days prior to the scheduled hearing date.

Procedures for Audio Hearings:

All attorneys and unrepresented parties are required to register for the hearing(s) at least two (2) business days in advance of the scheduled hearing by using the Court’s eCourt Appearances platform: For more information on eCourt Appearances, including a tutorial on how to use the program, please click here.

If for some reason you are not able to use the eCourt Appearances platform, you must email the Courtroom Deputy at: at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing and state that a reasonable effort to use the platform has been made. You must include your name, the case number(s), who you represent if you are an attorney, and the date of the hearing. Your email must include in the Re line “I am not able to register using eCourt Appearances.” You will then be provided with the dial in / log in information. If you do not have internet access you may call the Courtroom Deputy with this information at (631) 712-6278.

Conduct during audio only hearings:

  1. Announce your name each time before speaking.
  2. Speak up and enunciate so that you can be heard and understood.
  3. Avoid the use of a speaker phone (use a landline, if possible).
  4. If you are not speaking, keep your phone muted.


Provided that all parties consent, parties seeking an adjournment of any motion or status conferences (including pretrial conferences and post-discovery conferences) scheduled to be heard may file with the Court a letter requesting an adjournment of the hearing. Such requests must be made two (2) business days prior to the scheduled hearing.

Procedures for obtaining hearing dates, and requesting emergency hearings, adjournments, telephonic or video appearances, and concerning chambers copies, submission of orders, notices of presentment, and other matters may be found by clicking the Judges' Procedures tab.

Mailing address:

Hon. Louis A. Scarcella
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Alfonse M. D'Amato Federal Courthouse
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, New York 11722

*** Please review Judges' Procedures before contacting chambers.