United States Bankruptcy Court
Honorable Nancy V. Alquist, Chief Judge Mark A. Neal, Clerk
6500 Cherrywood Ln Greenbelt, MD 20770Main Tel: 301-344-8018
101 W Lombard St Room 8530Baltimore, MD 21201Main Tel: 410-962-2688map
Greenbelt6500 Cherrywood Ln - Greenbelt, MD 20770 - Main Tel: 301-344-8018 mapBaltimore101 W Lombard St Room 8530 - Baltimore, MD 21201 - Main Tel: 410-962-2688 map
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Donna Daneman, Judicial Assistant (301) 344-8040
Gloria Bellman, Courtroom Deputy (301) 344-8031
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Brittani Gordon, Law Clerk
Judge Simpson is amendable to telephonic appearances. Requests for telephonic appearance are to be made by contacting the Courtroom Deputy at least 48 hours in advance of a hearing. Counsel appearing by telephone assume the risk of disconnection or miscommunication, and are strongly encouraged to use a land line and not a cellular phone, speaker phone, or hands-free device. Counsel may not examine witnesses or introduce evidence when appearing by telephone.
Courtroom 3D in Greenbelt does not have any installed presentation technology. However, with at least 48 hours advanced notice and the approval of the Judge, a projector and screen can be set up for electronic presentation. Please contact the Judge's Courtroom Deputy by email or phone to ask for approval.
Motions for Relief from the Automatic Stay: Judge Simpson hears motions for relief from the automatic stay on Mondays. Movant’s counsel must call or send an email message to the Courtroom Deputy by the immediately preceding Friday at 12:00 p.m. to alert the Court that the matter has been resolved by consent or should be taken off the calendar as a “no response.” In the absence of notification to the Courtroom Deputy, the motion will be called at the scheduled date and time even if no response has been filed.
Pre-Trial Procedures: Judge Simpson generally will not require appearance at a pre-trial conference if the parties conduct a conference as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f)(1), applicable by FRBP 7026, and the parties obtain from the Courtroom Deputy and then file a proposed scheduling order with Exhibit A completed that includes suggested deadlines for completion of discovery, identification of any experts and filing of reports, filing of any dispositive motions, as well as any other schedule the parties request, by 12:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled hearing.
Counsel are not excused from participating at reaffirmation hearings, but may appear by telephone. Requests for telephonic appearance are to be made by contacting the Courtroom Deputy at least 48 hours in advance of a hearing. Counsel appearing by telephone assumes the risk of disconnection or miscommunication, and are strongly encouraged to use a land line and not a cellular phone, speaker phone, or hands-free device.
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