Please contact Chambers staff by phone to request a telephonic appearance by 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing.
Courtroom 3B in Baltimore 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 Chambers staff by email or phone to ask for approval.
Judge Keir generally agrees to remove motions for relief from stay from the docket if a consent is reached, if there is no response, or if the parties agree to a continuance, if Chambers staff is contacted by the movant before 12:00 p.m. the day before the hearing. Any request for the matter to be continued to a later date must clearly indicate the movant has obtained debtor's consent.
Judge Keir generally will not require appearance at a pre-trial conference if the If the parties conduct a conference as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f)(1), applicable by FRBP 7026, and the parties then file a joint report pursuant to Rule 26(f)(2) 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.