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Update re: Remote Appearances

Thursday, May 11, 2023

The court gives notice that the CARES Act provision allowing video and teleconferencing technologies in certain criminal proceedings expired on May 10, 2023.  Further, the court gives notice that it did not extend its emergency General Order 22-0024 allowing remote appearances and hearings (e.g. by Zoom™) after March 26, 2023. As such, all hearings are back to in-person.  Except for appearances by the U.S. Trustee and bankruptcy case trustees who have been given blanket permission to appear at all hearings remotely, attorneys and parties shall appear in-person for all hearings.

Counsel and/or a party requesting to appear by video or telephone must file a motion pursuant to local rule CVLR 7(l), preferably at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appearance. This does not preclude the court from holding hearings by video, on a case-by-case basis, and at the discretion of the individual judge.

Further, for civil and bankruptcy proceedings, the court will temporarily provide audio-only remote access to the public, pursuant to the temporary exception to the Judicial Conference broadcasting policy.

General Order 23-0011