As of March 25, 2024, all hearings before Judge Nancy Hershey Lord will be conducted solely using the Zoom for Government platform, with the exception of trials and evidentiary hearings in connection with contested matters. Regarding the latter, the Court will be in direct communication with the parties with respect to scheduling.
Chapter 11 hearings and related adversary proceedings will be held by videoconference. Parties have the option to either connect by video using the provided video link or dial in as an audio only participant. However, parties are encouraged to appear by video.
Chapter 7/13 hearings and related adversary proceedings will be held by teleconference.
Mandatory Registration for Hearings. Judge Nancy Hershey-Lord conducts hearings telephonically and by videoconference. All participants must register with eCourt Appearances in advance of all telephonic and videoconference appearances. eCourt Appearances registration is required by both attorneys and non-attorney participants. Attorneys with a CM/ECF account may find the program under the “Utilities” menu after logging on to CM/ECF.
Attorneys with a CM/ECF account may find the program under the “Utilities” menu after logging on to CM/ECF. Those without CM/ECF accounts may access the program on the website at https://ecf.nyeb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/nyebAppearances.pl. 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 and/or video link for your hearing. You may register for hearings weeks in advance, but the telephone number and/or video link will not be emailed to you until 48 hours before the hearing date. Those registering with eCourt Appearances less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing should allow up to 15 minutes after registration to receive the email with the telephone number and/or video link.
Those unable to access eCourt Appearances must email Judge Nancy Hershey-Lord’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.
Judge Nancy Hershey Lord’s hearings are open to the press and the general public. Any person who desires to listen to a hearing as a nonparticipant need not register using eCourt Appearances, but should email Judge Nancy Hershey Lord’s Courtroom Deputy at email@example.com at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing to obtain the telephone number and/or video link.
NOTICES OF MOTION/HEARING:
All notices of hearing must reflect that the hearing will be conducted using the Zoom for Government platform. The notice must also (1) state whether the hearing will be held by teleconference or by videoconference; (2) direct participants to register with eCourt Appearances; (3) include instructions for registering with eCourt Appearances; and (4) indicate that the video link and/or telephone number will be provided by email 48 hours before the hearing date to all parties that register with eCourt Appearances, but those registering for hearings less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing should allow up to 15 minutes after registration to receive the email with the information. The notices of hearing should not include a physical courthouse location.
Etiquette for appearing by Videoconference and/or Teleconference via Zoom for Government
Requests for adjournments on consent are encouraged. Requests by attorneys, represented parties, and pro se parties may be made by contacting the Courtroom Deputy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least (2) business days in advance of the scheduled hearing. The Courtroom Deputy will respond by email, providing available dates and times and any other instructions.
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. Nancy Hershey Lord
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
Conrad B. Duberstein Courthouse
271-C Cadman Plaza East - Suite 1595
Brooklyn, NY 11201-1800
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