United States Bankruptcy Court
Dawn Harden, Courtroom Deputy
Counsel may utilize a self-calendaring procedure for the scheduling of motions requiring 30 minutes or less of court time (time estimate must include estimates for the entire hearing). This procedure will allow counsel to self-select available dates and times on the appropriate judge's calendar and serve notice without contacting the courtroom deputy for a hearing setting. The court strongly encourages the use of this self-calendaring procedure when appropriate. Courtroom deputies are available, by email or telephone,to schedule non-self calendared hearings as needed.
The self-calendaring procedure for Judge Houser is as follows:
Types of proceedings that may be set in accordance with the self-calendar procedure:
NOTE: If all parties agree to reset a Trial Docket Call in an Adversary Proceeding, email your request, along with your agreed continuance date. See dates below
The self-calendaring procedure will not be available for the following:
After selecting an available date and time, counsel shall serve proper notice of the matter in accordance with applicable rules.
NOTE: If a motion for relief from stay is set by a party in accordance with the self-calendaring procedure more than 30 days after the date the motion is filed, the court deems that the party has waived the 30-day limitation established by 11.U.S.C. Sec. 362(e) and will enter an order to that effect if requested by debtor.
NOTE: Occasionally there may be instances where self-calendared motion are rescheduled possibly due to docket congestion or unforeseen schedule changes. In these instances, the courtroom deputy will contact counsel for the movant, as soon as possible, so that a notice of rescheduled hearing may be issued and served.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all hearings should be noticed for 14th Floor, Courtroom #2 in Dallas.
Preliminary hearings on Motions for Relief from Stay (all chapters)
Note: Motions to Extend the Automatic Stay may not be set on this docket. Use a self-calendaring date or contact Courtroom Deputy for setting. ** Contested motions for relief from the automatic stay may NOT be set on this docket if the total time estimate for both sides' presentation to the court will exceed 15 minutes. Instead, you must contact the courtroom deputy for a special setting.
Preliminary Lift Stay Pass Dates - (IF REQUESTING A THIRD PASS, YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT AT THE PRELIMINARY HEARING.)
PRELIMINARY HEARING DATES
FUTURE PASS DATES
FINALS WILL BE HEARD WITH PRELIMS IF 30 MINS OR LESS
Motions that comply with the self-calendaring requirements may be set on the following dates:
May 17 @ 1:45
May 31 @ 1:45 - Judge Houser to appear by video docket with parties in the courtroom. We must receive a paper copy of exhibits by Noon, Wednesday, May 25th and a scanned copy either emailed to email@example.com (small pleadings) or on a cd/thumbdrive (large pleadings).
June 14 @ 1:45
Trial Docket Call Dates at 1:15 p.m.:
The Week of January 11
The Week of February 8
The Week of March 7
The Week of April 11
The Week of May 9
The Week of June 13
The Week of July 11
The Week of August 8
The Week of September 12
The Week of October 11
The Week of November 7
The Week of December 12
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