Telephonic Hearing Procedure
Telephonic hearings are governed by Local Bankruptcy Rule 9074-1 and Administrative Order 9074-1. All parties seeking to participate in hearings by telephonic appearance must utilize the services of CourtCall, an independent conference call company.
Participants must notify CourtCall toll-free by telephone (866-582-6878) or by fax (866-533-2946) no later than 3:00 pm (EST or EDT, as applicable) of the business day prior to the hearing. Permission to appear telephonically on shorter notice must be obtained by contacting the courtroom deputy (for BAH call 603-222-2644, for JMD call 603-222-2685) and will only be granted if just cause exists.
Participants must provide CourtCall with the following information:
- Case name and number
- Name of judge
- Hearing date and time
- Name, address and telephone number of the participant
- Name of the party represented by the participant
- Matter on which the participant wishes to be heard or whether the participant intends to monitor the proceeding in “listen only” mode
No special equipment is required to use the service although CourtCall does charge a fee for their services.
On 10/19/2015 an order was entered in GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. et al, stating the Court will not permit any electronic devices (including without limitation cellular or so-called smart phones, tablets, and computers) to be retained by anyone attending a hearing in this case and will not permit anyone to appear at a hearing by telephone.
If a person files a motion no later than two court days before the hearing with a compelling need to retain an electronic device at the hearing or to appear by telephone and attaches to the motion an affidavit, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, acknowledging that person's obligation not to record or broadcast any portion of any hearing in these cases and that the failure to comply may result in significant monetary and/or non-monetary sanctions, the Court may permit a person to retain an electronic device or appear by telephone.
Any questions about CourtCall’s fees or policies should be directed to CourtCall at 866-582-6878 or online at www.courtcall.com.