eCourt Appearances

(eCourt Appearance does not affect the consumer docket)

Effective January 2, 2024

Registration for Remote Access/Case Participants (e.g. attorney, debtor, creditor, stockholder/equity holder, US Trustee/Asst UST, trustee-other, adversary party/litigant, sale participant.)

The Court has instituted a registration process for Case Participants when the judge permits attendance remotely. A judge may require all Case Participants who will present evidence or argument to attend in person.  

Case Participants who wish to attend a hearing remotely need to register using the eCourtAppearances tool.  When registering, Case Participants may choose to attend remotely through video or audio access.  Please be aware that if you choose audio access and the proceedings involve witness testimony, you may be disconnected entirely from the hearing or moved to a waiting room and unable to hear that portion of the proceedings. 

The deadline to register for remote attendance is 4 PM (prevailing Eastern Time) the business day before the hearing unless otherwise noticed*.  Once you register your appearance, a screen will appear that states “Thank you for registering your appearance in (Case number) (Case name).”  An electronic invitation, with the relevant audio or video link, will be emailed to you prior to the hearing.  Please do not contact the Court to confirm registration. 


Registration for Remote Access/Non-case participants/Members of the public, including the Media and Press

The courtroom is open at all times for the public, including the media, to attend hearings in-person.  Pursuant to the Judicial Conference’s Remote Access Policy, however, Non-case partipants/members of the public, including members of the media and press, may receive remote audio access only to the portions of a hearing not involving witness testimony.

Non-case participants/members of the public, including the media and press, who wish to attend a hearing remotely need to register using the eCourtAppearances tool.  Please be aware you will be disconnected entirely from the hearing or moved to a waiting room and unable to hear that portion of the proceedings involving witness testimony.

The deadline to register for remote attendance is 4 PM (prevailing Eastern Time) the business day before the hearing unless otherwise noticed*Once you register your appearance, a screen will appear that states “Thank you for registering your appearance in (Case number) (Case name).”  An electronic invitation, with the relevant audio link, will be emailed to you prior to the hearing.  Please do not contact the Court to confirm registration. 

 

*First Day Hearings

Given the emergent nature of a first day hearing, a Case Participant or a non-case participant/member of the public, including the media and press, may register his/her appearance (consistent with the above policy) no later than one hour before the scheduled hearing time.

 

RECORDING PROHIBITED

Important: All persons are strictly prohibited from making any recording of court proceedings, whether by video, audio, "screenshot", or otherwise.  Violations of this prohibition may result in the imposition of monetary and non-monetary sanctions.

 

Click here for Instructions on how to register for a remote hearing.