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Judge's Procedures: Judge Eileen W Hollowell
Information to schedule a hearing in Prescott, AZ

Effective August 12, 2013 Judge Hollowell will be holding calendars in Courtroom 329.

MANDATORY USE OF ELECTRONIC EXHIBITS IN JUDGE HOLLOWELL'S COURT -  Please see section on exhibits below for further information!

Please note that the Order Avoiding Lien on Real Property has been updated and posted on January 5, 2011. This most current version of this order form will continue to be available for download at the end of these procedures along with the other downloadable forms.

I. Introductory Note From Judge Hollowell

My staff and I have prepared the information in this web site to assist parties and lawyers with the procedures related to their cases. A number of “standard” order forms used by the court are attached to the last page of these procedures. I hope you will find the information useful and helpful. We will routinely update the information. Any suggestions on how to make the site more “user friendly” may be sent to: azb_support@azb.uscourts.gov.

II. General Chambers Policy Information (All Locations)

A. Compliance with Code, Rules and Local Rules

In all matters, counsel and parties are expected to comply fully with all applicable requirements of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules, Local Rules and General Orders. Failure to comply with the Local Rules may result in the imposition of sanctions, such as striking pleadings. Particular attention should be given to the following Local Bankruptcy Rules:

  • 1073-1(d) and (e) – requiring motion for joint administration be filed in the lower-numbered case; 
  • 4001-1 – governing motions for relief from stay;
  • 6004-1 – governing asset sales;
  • 9004-1(d) – requiring hearing dates and times to be included in captions where known ;
  • 9013-1(d) – requiring a form of order to accompany a motion that may be granted ex parte;
  • 9013-1(e) – requiring certification of personal attempts to resolve discovery disputes;
  • 9013-1(h) – governing procedures for obtaining accelerated hearings; and
  • 9013-1(j) – requiring a notice of hearing to accompany any motion requiring a hearing.

Copies of all general orders and local rules can be downloaded from the Arizona Bankruptcy Court web site.

B. Pleadings and Motions

To be effective, all pleadings must be filed with the clerk of court electronically via CM/ECF. Courtesy copies are generally disfavored by the court. Please DO NOT mail, fax, email, or otherwise deliver copies of pleadings to chambers.

C. Emergency Motions and Late Filed Pleadings

Accelerated hearings are generally disfavored by the court and will only be granted for good cause. A party requesting an accelerated hearing on an emergency motion must comply with Local Rule 9013(h). In addition, a party requesting an accelerated hearing should e-mail a copy of any motion to shorten time and/or motion for accelerated hearing along with the moving document to the Judge’s Courtroom Deputy.   Please notify Teresa Mattingly, at Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov  or for Yuma cases please notify the Yuma Courtroom Deputy at yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov.  ALSO, EMAIL JEFF COE AT JEFF_COE@AZB.USCOURTS.GOV A COPY OF ANY MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME AND/OR MOTION FOR ACCELERATED HEARING. No pleading filed less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date will be considered by the court unless the filing party notifies the Judge’s Law Clerk, Jeff Coe, of the filing by email  to Jeff_Coe@azb.uscourts.gov. If a hearing is obtained prior to filing the motion, the accelerated hearing will not go forward unless the motion is filed.

 

D. Bar Date and Negative Notice

In addition to the bar date procedures established by the Local Rules, unless the court orders otherwise, the moving party may use a twenty-one plus three for mailing (24) day bar date notice for the following:

  • approvals of compromises and settlements pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 9019, except where a party to the settlement is not represented by counsel;
  • applications for professional fees;
  • debtor’s objection to claims - all chapters;
  • Chapter 11 order and notice setting claims bar date;

The moving party may use a fourteen plus three for mailing (17) day bar date notice for the following:

  • objections to exemptions claimed by debtor; 
  • Chapter 13 debtor’s motion to sell or refinance homesteaded property; and 
  • Chapter 13 debtor's motion to avoid lien;
  • Chapter 11 Motions for Final Decree;
  • Motions for Continuance of the Automatic Stay Pursuant to USC 362(c)(3)(B).
  • Trustee's Motion to Maintain the Automatic Stay
  • Chapter 7 debtor's motion to convert to Chapter 13
  • Motion to Approve Loan Modification

The party using the negative notice/bar date procedure must give detailed notice of the proposed motion or application and clearly state the requirement to respond within the time allowed. The moving party must serve the notice to all interested parties. If a party is unrepresented, service must be by mail. After the expiration of the applicable notice period, provided there are no objections filed, the moving party may file a certificate of service of no objection and lodge an appropriate order granting the relief requested. The lodged order should conform to the relief requested in the motion or application. If an objection to the motion or application is filed, the moving party is responsible for obtaining a hearing date from the courtroom deputy and upon receiving a hearing date, shall give notice to all interested parties of the hearing and file a notice of hearing and certificate of mailing. Failure of the moving party to give the appropriate notice may result in denial of the relief requested or other sanction.

E. Continuances and Resolution of Matters Set for Hearing

Requests for continuances will only be considered for good cause shown by motion filed at least five (5) days before a hearing.   The parties should obtain a continued hearing date prior to submitting an order.  If the motion is not agreed to by all parties, no order may be submitted granting the motion until 48 hours before the hearing, and any order should be submitted along with an affidavit of service demonstrating that all parties interested in the matter have received the motion to continue.

Parties should contact Teresa Mattingly, Courtroom Deputy by email to Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov or by telephone at 520-202-7968 and for Yuma cases parties should contact the Yuma Courtroom Deputy by e-mail at yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov or by telephone 602-682-4961 to obtain a continued hearing date.  Email contact is preferred.

Agreement between the parties is not necessarily “good cause” for granting continuances. Parties should be prepared to appear at any scheduled hearing until receiving notice that the motion has been granted.

A resolved matter that is set for hearing may be taken off calendar by a telephone call from the moving party to the courtroom deputy up to 24 hours before the hearing. Otherwise, at least one of the parties must attend the hearing and inform the court of the resolution of the matter on the record.

F. Exhibit Procedures

Unrepresented Parties Only -- Except when exhibits are few in number, they should be brought to the courtroom in tabbed and indexed exhibit books at the time of commencement of any trials/evidentiary hearing. The Court requires one original exhibit book, which the witness may use during testimony, one bench copy, and one copy for opposing counsel. Each book should also contain an index of the exhibits (Download the Exhibit Index Form here). Plaintiff's exhibits should be identified by numbers; Defendant's exhibits should be identified by alphabetical letters. (If more than two parties are involved, the parties should discuss additional methods to differentiate their exhibits, such as roman numerals, etc.)

In the event that the court conducts an evidentiary hearing by video, counsel must make arrangements to provide a complete set of exhibits to opposing counsel prior to the hearing.

GUIDELINES FOR MANDATORY USE OF ELECTRONIC EXHIBITS IN THE COURTROOM OF THE HONORABLE EILEEN W. HOLLOWELL:

The following guidelines are a supplement to the Court's Trial Scheduling Order:

Electronic exhibits are defined as any document that will be offered for introduction into the evidentiary record or relied upon in court during the course of testimony or arguments whether counsel intend to admit them or not (this includes documents filed on the case docket and demonstrative exhibits).  Electronic exhibits may be presented in the following formats: CD-Rom, Audiotape, Videotape,  Power Point, or other exhibit programs, such as Sanctions or Trial Director. The exhibits will be displayed on the courtroom video system monitors by use of a laptop computer which the attorney will provide themselves.  The Courtroom Deputy will not mark the electronic exhibit with a traditional exhibit tag. Instead, counsel and/or parties are to work together to properly mark the exhibits and to provide an electronic list of all exhibits using the form provided below to the Courtroom Deputy along with an electronic copy of the exhibits.  COUNSEL ARE EXPECTED TO APPEAR FIFTEEN MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TRIAL/EVIDENTIARY HEARING TIME IN ORDER TO ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME FOR SET UP.

The parties are expected to exhange the exhibits in electronic format and have them available for their own use during the hearing.  Exhibits should be in a clean format with no handwritten notes.  Also, only one document is to be contained within each exhibit.  The exhibit and witness list should be filed on the case docket.  It is preferable that the official exhibits be delivered to Chambers no later than the day prior to the trial in electronic format.

Please contact Teresa Mattingly if you have any questions about the format. Counsel and/or parties who have not previously presented electronic exhibits, are to contact Teresa Mattingly at 520-202-7968 or Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov two (2) weeks prior to the trial to schedule a time for testing.

Those electronic exhibits in the custody of the Clerk and maintained as the official court record will be the exhibits that are presented to the Court of Appeals in the case, unless otherwise ordered.

Exhibit List:

GUIDELINES FOR DOCUMENT PRESENTATIONS

1. Use simple fonts, avoid fonts that are difficult to read. Use a font size of 20 point or greater and maintain at least a ½ inch border all around.

2. Use bright, bold colors that contrast well with light backgrounds.

3. Use simple charts, such as pie and bar charts, that are easier to read.

4. Provide copies of your exhibits to all parties, before the hearing. 

5. Connection Types for Laptop: VGA, S-video, composite video.  We can now support HDMI, Display Port and DVI connections at the lectern.

6. Resolution up to 1024 x 768.

7. Please refer to Local Rule 5005-1 regarding the disposal of exhibits following the final disposition of the case.

 

G. Proceeding Specific Information

            i. Lift Stay

At the Preliminary Hearing, it is generally the court’s practice to set a “1-Minute” Final Hearing to allow the parties to negotiate a settlement. The court may also set a Final Evidentiary Hearing to occur within one week following the 1- Minute Final Hearing date. If the matter is not resolved at the time of the 1-Minute Final, the matter will proceed to Evidentiary Hearing. The court’s procedures for the final hearings are set forth in the court’s § 362 Final Hearing Order. The order will be issued upon completion of the Preliminary Hearing.

The court will only waive the fourteen-day stay of an order granting relief from the automatic stay of Rule 4001(a)(3) for good cause shown. In addition, the court requires movant serve a copy of any order lifting the automatic stay on both the debtor and debtor’s counsel.

ii. New Chapter 11 Cases

Case Management Order: Immediately upon filing of a new Chapter 11 case, the court issues a Case Management Order setting a hearing on the case around 30 days from the filing. Counsel should be prepared to discuss all of the issues addressed in the order.

iii. Chapter 13 Cases

Standing Order: Conduit Mortgage Payments

Requirements for "Catch Up" Stipulations in Chapter 13 Lift Stay Proceedings -

Status hearings for Chapter 13 Catch Up Stipulations are set on the same date as the Preliminary Hearing calendar (see below).   Counsel shall file a certificate of service within one day of service and a copy of notice of hearing and receipt of ECF filing shall be emailed to Teresa Mattingly at Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov, in order for the hearing to be placed on calendar.

Procedure and Orders on Lien Avoidance in Chapter 13 Cases -- Although an adversary proceeding may be utilized under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7001(2), the court will permit the debtor to obtain a valuation of a secured creditor’s claim by motion served upon the affected lienholder. So-called “lien stripping” may not be achieved by including a lien strip provision in the plan.

Notice of a lien stripping motion must comply with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014, including the requirement that service be made in compliance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004(b) and (h).

The motion must be filed prior to plan confirmation.

Hearings will only be held on lien avoidance motions, if an objection is filed. In the event that no objection is filed, debtor may submit an order consistent with the court’s form, which is included at the end of this procedures page.

iv. Discovery and Evidentiary Hearing Policies

For adversary proceedings, counsel and unrepresented parties are expected to comply with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7026(a) and (f) prior to the time of the initial scheduling conference set pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7016(b).

A Notice of Scheduling Conference and Order re Trial Procedures setting forth trial procedures and deadlines will ordinarily be issued after the answer is filed. For other matters requiring evidence and discovery, such as § 506 valuation hearings, motions to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee, contested Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 confirmation hearings etc., the court follows the procedures outlined in the Evidentiary Hearing Scheduling Order.

v. Extensions of Exclusivity

May be granted by negative notice.  Counsel may upload an order granting the extension after filing a certificate of service demonstrating that notice was given to the 20 largest unsecured creditors and all parties requesting notice and that no objection was filed by the objection date given, which must be at least 17 days after the date of the notice.  If an objection is filed counsel for the debtor must set the matter for hearing.

 

III. Calendaring, Contact and Appearance Information

If a party would like to obtain a hearing date or schedule an appearance they should contact the office to which the case is assigned.  This is denoted by the number at the beginning of the case number, 4 for Tucson, 2 for Phoenix, and 0 for Yuma.  (ex. 4:11-bk-00488 is a Tucson case based on the 4 that precedes the rest of the case number, 2:12-bk-1430 is a Phoenix case, 0:12-bk-15292 is a Yuma case, and so on).

Tucson Calendaring

Phoenix Calendaring

Yuma Calendaring

 

A. Tucson

i. Schedule

Generally, matters are set for hearing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Certain days of each month are set aside for hearing specific types of matters. The last week of each month is reserved for trials and evidentiary hearings. Hearings on Reaffirmation Agreements are heard on set days each month.  Preliminary hearings dates are available twice a month (see section IIIAiii).

ii. Setting Matter for Hearing on Court's Calendar (Courtroom #329)

To set a matter for hearing, the moving party should contact Teresa Mattingly, Courtroom Deputy by email to Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov or by telephone at 520-202-7968. If leaving a message, please include: case name, case number, nature of hearing, and name and phone number of person to call. Once a hearing date has been obtained, the moving party MUST notice the hearing and email a copy of the notice in PDF format to the email address listed above.  DO NOT SUBMIT orders with blanks.  Hearing date must be included.

iii. Setting Preliminary Hearings on Motions to Lift Stay (Video Courtroom #329)

IT IS THE MOVANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREPARE AND SERVE A NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY HEARING. After a response has been filed, the moving party may schedule a preliminary hearing from the dates listed below, or dates obtained by telephoning 520-202-7968, provided seven (7) days’ notice of such hearing can be given to the debtor, debtor’s counsel, and any other respondents and their counsel. Counsel shall file a certificate of service within one day of service and a copy of notice of hearing and receipt of ECF filing shall be emailed to Teresa Mattingly at Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov, in order for the hearing to be placed on calendar. Failure to do so may result in the preliminary hearing not being called or being postponed until after such service is properly effected and certificated. Counsel shall check the availability of the date when serving the notice of hearing, and not rely on the continued availability of any date that was previously available. FAILURE OF A MOVANT TO PROPERLY NOTICE PRELIMINARY HEARING NULLIFIES THE MOVANT’S RIGHTS TO RELY ON THE 60-DAY TIME PERIOD OF § 362(e).

ATTENTION: If movant selects a date outside the 30-day period of § 362(e), movant is deemed to have waived the requirement that a hearing be set within 30 days and finally decided within 60 days as required by § 362(e)(2). If there is no date on the website which permits the matter to be set for a preliminary hearing within 30 days and movant will not waive the 30 days, movant MUST contact the courtroom deputy to obtain a preliminary hearing date.

IF AN OBJECTION IS FILED, THE MOVANT MUST SET A PRELIMINARY HEARING OR ELSE FILE A NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF THE MOTION.

To see a list of available hearing dates for various motions please click the Hearing Dates Look-Up link below:

  • CHS Hearing Dates Look-Up
  • )
  • Thurs, August 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in room 329 (Video 602)
  • Mon, August 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in room 329 (Video 301)
  • Thurs, Sept 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in room 329 (Video 301)
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in room 329 (Video 301)
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in room 329 (Video 301)
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in room 329 (Video 301)

Preliminary and 1-minute Final hearings are conducted by video conference between Phoenix and Tucson except when indicated above.  Phoenix counsel appear in Courtroom 301 (unless otherwise noted) at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix and Tucson counsel appear in Courtroom 329 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tucson.

iv.  Electronically Filed Motions, Orders and Notices of Hearing

Motions, Orders and Proposed Orders are to be submitted electronically via CM/ECF.

Notices of Hearing: Failure to notify the courtroom deputy of the ECF filing of a Notice of Hearing may result in the matter not being placed on the calendar. Email a copy of the Notice of Hearing and a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing, generated at the end of the filing process, to the courtroom deputy, Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov.

v. Telephonic and Video Appearances

Telephonic and video appearances may be arranged by contacting Teresa Mattingly, Courtroom Deputy, by telephone at 520-202-7968 or by e-mail at Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov. Requests for a telephonic appearance are to be made no later than two (2) business days prior to the hearing. The court rarely permits telephonic appearances for in town counsel. 

The Courtroom Deputy will need:

  • Court date and time
  • Case name and number
  • Name and phone number of the attorney appearing
  • Parties will receive a phone number to call for the hearing.   The court does not permit telephonic appearances by cell phone while driving.

    vi. Obtaining Transcripts

    In order to obtain a transcript from a Tucson hearing, contact the Court’s ECR Operator, Alicia Johns, by phone at 520-202-7556 or by email at Alicia_Johns@azb.uscourts.gov.

    vii. Contact Information

    MAIL:

    Eileen W. Hollowell
    Bankruptcy Judge
    United States Bankruptcy Court
    District of Arizona
    James A. Walsh Courthouse
    38 South Scott Avenue, Room 100
    Tucson, Arizona 85701-1704

    TUCSON CHAMBERS STAFF:

    Jannis L. Medina, Judicial Assistant
    Jannis_Medina@azb.uscourts.gov

    Jeff Coe, Law Clerk
    Jeff_Coe@azb.uscourts.gov

    Teresa Mattingly, Courtroom Deputy
    520-202-7968
    Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov

    Alicia Johns, Electronic Court Recorder
    520-202-7556
    Alicia_Johns@azb.uscourts.gov

    B. Phoenix (Courtroom #301/602)

    EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2011 - MANDATORY USE OF ELECTRONIC EXHIBITS IN THE COURTROOM OF THE HONORABLE EILEEN W. HOLLOWELL:

    Electronic exhibits may be presented in the following formats: CD-Rom, Audiotape, Videotape, Electronically filed documents, Power Point, or other exhibit programs, such as Sanctions or Trial Director. The Courtroom Deputy will not mark the electronic exhibit with a traditional exhibit tag. Instead, counsel and/or parties are to work together to properly mark the exhibits and to provide an electronic list of all exhibits to the Courtroom Deputy.  Please contact Teresa Mattingly if you have any questions about the format. Counsel and/or parties who present electronic exhibits, are to contact Teresa Mattingly at 520-202-7968 or Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov two (2) weeks prior to the trial to schedule a time for testing.

    Those electronic exhibits in the custody of the Clerk and maintained as the official court record will be the exhibits that are presented to the Court of Appeals in the case, unless otherwise ordered. The Clerk of Court shall maintain control of the electronic exhibits in a case until the matter is finally concluded, or the time for appeal has run, unless otherwise ordered to be released by the court. The exhibits shall be stored in the same electronic format that the electronic exhibits were provided.

    Exhibit List:

    GUIDELINES FOR DOCUMENT PRESENTATIONS

    1. Select landscape mode (horizontal format) for presentations. This format fits the document camera and monitors the best.

    2. Use simple fonts, avoid fonts that are difficult to read. Use a font size of 20 point or greater and maintain at least a ½ inch border all around.

    3. Use bright, bold colors that contrast well with light backgrounds.

    4. Use simple charts, such as pie and bar charts, that are easier to read.

    5. Provide copies of your handouts to all parties, before the hearing.

    6. To avoid constantly re-aligning and focusing, from the document camera: Staple pages together. Tape the bottom page to the document camera. Zoom and focus on first page. Simply turn the following pages when ready. If you experience a bleed through of print from other pages, just insert a blank piece of paper between each page

    7. Connection Types: VGA, S-video, composite video.  We can now support HDMI, Display Port and DVI connections at the lectern.

    8. Resolution up to 1024 x 768.

    i. Schedule

    Judge Hollowell sits in Phoenix and conducts video conferences for Phoenix cases on a regular basis. Please contact Teresa Mattingly by email at: Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov or by telephone at 520-202-7968 for questions about Judge Hollowell’s Phoenix schedule.

    ii. Setting Matter for Hearing on Court's Calendar

    To set a matter for hearing, the moving party should contact Teresa Mattingly, Courtroom Deputy by email:  Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov  or by telephone at 520-202-7968. If leaving a message, please include: case name, case number, nature of hearing, and name and phone number of person to call. Once a hearing date has been obtained, the moving party MUST notice the hearing and email a copy of the notice in PDF format to the email address listed above.

    iii. Setting Lift Stay Matter for Hearing on Court's Calendar

    It is the movant’s responsibility to prepare and serve a Notice of Preliminary Hearing. After a response has been filed, the moving party may schedule a preliminary hearing from the dates listed below, or dates obtained by contacting Teresa Mattingly at 520-202-7968, provided seven (7) days’ notice of such hearing can be given to the debtor, debtor’s counsel, and any other respondents and their counsel. Counsel shall file a certificate of service within one day of service and a copy of notice of hearing and receipt of ECF filing shall be emailed to Teresa Mattingly at Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov, in order for the hearing to be placed on calendar. Failure to do so may result in the preliminary hearing not being called or being postponed until after such service is properly effected and certificated. Counsel shall check the availability of the date when serving the notice of hearing, and not rely on the continued availability of any date that was previously available. FAILURE OF A MOVANT TO PROPERLY NOTICE PRELIMINARY HEARING NULLIFIES THE MOVANT’S RIGHTS TO RELY ON THE 60-DAY TIME PERIOD OF § 362(e).

    ATTENTION: If movant selects a date outside the 30-day period of § 362(e), movant is deemed to have waived the requirement that a hearing be set within 30 days. If there is no date on the website which permits the matter to be set for a preliminary hearing within 30 days and movant will not waive the 30 days, movant MUST contact the courtroom deputy to obtain a preliminary hearing date.

    IF AN OBJECTION IS FILED, THE MOVANT MUST SET A PRELIMINARY HEARING OR ELSE FILE A NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF THE MOTION.

    To see a list of available hearing dates for various motions please click the Hearing Dates Look-Up link below:

    Preliminary and 1-minute Final hearings are conducted by video conference between Phoenix and Tucson. Phoenix counsel appear in Courtroom 301 (unless otherwise noted) at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix and Tucson counsel appear in Courtroom 329 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tucson.

    iv. Electronically Filed Motions, Orders and Notices of Hearing

    Motions, Orders and Proposed Orders are to be submitted electronically via CM/ECF.

    Notices of Hearing: Failure to notify the courtroom deputy of the ECF filing of a Notice of Hearing may result in the matter not being placed on the calendar. Email a copy of the Notice of Hearing and a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing, generated at the end of the filing process, to Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov.

    v. Telephonic and Video Appearances

    Telephonic and video appearances may be arranged by contacting Teresa Mattingly at 520-202-7968 or by email at Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov.  The court rarely grants telephonic appearances for in town counsel.

    vi. Obtaining Transcripts

    In order to obtain a transcript from a Phoenix hearing, contact the Court’s ECR Operators by phone at 602-682-4200.

    vii. Contact Information

    PHOENIX CHAMBERS STAFF:

    Teresa Mattingly, Courtroom Deputy (Primary contact)
    520-202-7968 or  Teresa_Mattingly@azb.uscourts.gov

    CHAMBERS STAFF IN TUCSON:

    Jannis L. Medina, Judicial Assistant
    Jannis_Medina@azb.uscourts.gov

    Jeff Coe, Law Clerk
    Jeff_Coe@azb.uscourts.gov

    C. YUMA

    i. Schedule

    Effective January 1, 2014 each Judge will hear their own assigned cases. At this time court will continue to be held twice a month, but is subject to change at any time. The Court dates can be obtained below.

    For obtaining dates for Motions to Dismiss or Preliminary Hearings on Motions to Lift Stay please access the CHS Link below.

    CHS Hearing Dates Look-Up

    For all other matters, please use this list:

    October 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    October 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am

     

    ii. Setting Matters for Hearing on Court's Calendar

    Submit electronic filing receipt for Notice of Hearing to

    mail to: mailto:yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov.

    iii. Setting Preliminary Hearings on Motions to Lift Stay

    Once a response has been filed, the moving party may schedule a preliminary hearing on lift stay motion from the dates listed above, or dates obtained by sending an email to yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov.  Seven (7) days’ notice of such hearing can be given to the debtor, debtor’s counsel, and any other respondents and their counsel. The movant is responsible for noticing and sending the courtroom deputy a copy of the notice and ECF receipt for calendaring.

    iv. Electronically Filed Motions, Orders and Notices of Hearing

    Motions, Orders and Proposed Orders are to be submitted electronically via CM/ECF.

    Notices of Hearing: Failure to notify the courtroom deputy of the ECF filing of a Notice of Hearing may result in the matter not being placed on the calendar. Email a copy of the Notice of Hearing and a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing, generated at the end of the filing process, to the courtroom deputy, mailto:yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov

    v. Telephonic and Video Appearances

    Video appearances for Yuma cases may be arranged up to two business days in advance by emailing yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov.   Matters heard by video conference include: preliminary lift stay hearings, emergencies, and expedited matters and any other matter that needs to be dealt with between the monthly Yuma hearing dates.

    Telephonic appearances for Yuma will only be granted if you are outside of the Phoenix, Tucson, or Yuma area. Arrangements may be made by emailing yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov. Or in extenuating circumstances with Chambers approval. 

    vi. Obtaining Transcripts

    In order to obtain a transcript, contact the Court’s ECR Operator, Aida Urbalejo, by phone at 602-682-4954 or by email at mailto:Aida_Urbalejo@azb.uscourts.gov:.

    vii. Contact Information

    YUMA CHAMBERS STAFF:

    Robert Townsend, Deputy Clerk
    602-682-4952

    Robert_Townsend@azb.uscourts.gov

    Maria Godwin, Deputy Clerk 
    602-682-4956

    Maria_Godwin@azb.uscourts.gov

    Courtroom Deputy email address: yumahearing@azb.uscourts.gov

    CHAMBERS STAFF IN TUCSON:

    Jannis L. Medina, Judicial Assistant
    Jannis_Medina@azb.uscourts.gov

    Jeff Coe, Law Clerk
    Jeff_Coe@azb.uscourts.gov

    For status on orders, contact: Lupe Martinez at 520-202-7562, Lupe_Martinez@azb.uscourts.gov

    Mailing / Delivery Address
    John M. Roll United States Courthouse
    Bankruptcy Court
    98 W. 1st Street, Suite 270
    Yuma, AZ 85364

    Files for download (PDF):