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
December 13, 2015 – December 19, 2015
January 6, 2016 at 9:30 am
December 20, 2015 – December 30, 2015
January 20, 2016 at 9:30 am
December 31, 2015 – January 11, 2016
January 27, 2016 at 9:30 am
January, 12, 2016 – January 19, 2016
February 10, 2016 at 9:30 am
January 20, 2016 – January 29, 2016
February 17, 2016 at 9:30 am
January 30, 2016 – February 9, 2016
February 24, 2016 at 9:30 am
February 10, 2016 – February 17, 2016
March 1, 2016 at 9:30 am (*TUESDAY)
February 18, 2015 – March 6, 2016
March 23, 2016 at 9:30 am
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:
January 25, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 28, 2016
April 25, 2016
Mary 23, 2016
June 27, 2016
July 25, 2016
August 22, 2016
September 26, 2016
October 24, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 19, 2016
2016 Trial Docket Call Dates
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