United States Bankruptcy Court
Jana McCrory, Courtroom Deputy
The Northern District will permit counsel to utilize a self-calendaring procedure for the scheduling of matters requiring 30 minutes or less of court time. 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 Nelms is as follows:
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 matters 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 Room 204, U.S. Courthouse 501 W. Tenth Street, Fort Worth, Texas
Preliminary hearings on Motions for Relief from Stay (all chapters) will generally be heard on designated Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Motions to Extend/Impose Stay will be heard at 9:30 a.m. on the dates listed below unless otherwise scheduled by the Court.
Preliminary Lift Stay Hearing Dates
Motions Filed Between
Preliminary Hearing Date
March 22, 2015 – March 29, 2015
April 15, 2015 at 9:30 am
March 30, 2015 – April 5, 2015
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 at 9:30 am
April 6, 2015 – April 13, 2015
April 29, 2015 at 9:30 am
April 14, 2015 – April 20, 2015
May 13, 2015 at 9:30 am
April 21, 2015 – April 29, 2015
May 20, 2015 at 9:30 am
April 30, 2015 – May 10, 2015
TUESDAY May 26, 2015 at 9:30 am
May 11, 2015 – May 20, 2015
June 10, 2015 at 9:30 am
May 21, 2015 – May 30, 2015
June 17, 2015 at 9:30 am
May 31, 2015 – June 7, 2015
June 24, 2015 at 9:30 am
All matters relating to Chapter 13 main cases (except motions for relief from stay and motions to extend) should be noticed for pre-hearing conference with the Chapter 13 Trustees, Tim Truman and Pam Bassel.
NOTE: For Tim Truman, all matters shall be noticed for a pre-hearing conference at 6851 N.E. Loop 820, 2nd Floor, North Richland Hills, TX 76180. For Pam Bassel, all matters shall be noticed for a pre-hearing conference at 6100 Western Place Dr., Suite 550, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Please obtain pre-hearing conference dates from the Chapter 13 Trustee's website at:
5. Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 general matters (such as motions to sell property, motions to dismiss case, objections to claims, etc.) will generally be heard at 9:30 a.m. on:
April 1, 2015
April 27, 2015
May 18, 2015
June 22, 2015
July 27, 2015
August 24, 2015
September 28, 2015
October 26, 2015
November 23, 2015
December 28, 2015
2015 Trial Docket Call Dates
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