Judge Pamela S. Hollis - General Information
Chambers: (312) 435-5534
Courtroom Deputy: (312) 435-5535
Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Pamela S. Hollis
|Hearings on Motions||
PLEASE SEE ORIGINAL MOTION / ADVERSARY SCHEDULE / INVOLUNTARY PETITIONS / TRUSTEE'S FINAL REPORTS and ACCOUNTS FOR DATES JUDGE NOT SITTING
Original (new) motions in Chapter 7 and 11 Cases, involuntary petitions and in adversary proceedings:
Motions and Confirmation Hearings in Chapter 13 Cases:
The court utilizes an open calendar procedure for the scheduling of original motions. This allows counsel and pro se litigants to self-select an available date and time on Judge Hollis’s calendar and to serve notice of that date and time without first obtaining permission from the courtroom deputy.
To calendar an emergency matter, see General Order 12-01, then contact the courtroom deputy at 312-435-5535.
|Continuing or Withdrawing Calendared Matters||
Any party requesting an agreed continuance on original (new) motions ONLY should contact the courtroom deputy at (312) 435-5535 to obtain a date.
Any party wishing to withdraw a matter must first notify all parties to the matter that it is being withdrawn, and then contact the courtroom deputy at (312) 435-5535. The matter will be posted as “withdrawn” on the Court Calendar.
|Motions That May Be Granted Without a Hearing||
Motions to which no objection is expected may be listed as “WILL BE GRANTED WITHOUT A HEARING unless a party objecting to the motion asks that it be called” on the call sheet for the hearing date.
Effect of listing as “WILL BE GRANTED WITHOUT A HEARING unless a party objecting to the motion asks that it be called”:
How to check whether a motion may be granted without a hearing:
|Courtesy Copies of Motions (copies to be delivered to chambers)||None requested.|
|Motions for Relief from Automatic Stay||All motions for relief from the automatic stay must be accompanied by a Required Statement to Accompany All Motions for Relief From Stay.|
|Motion to Continue Stay in Effect||
Motions to continue the automatic stay in effect pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(c)(3) or to impose the automatic stay under § 362(c)(4) should:
|Service of Motions||For all contested matters (as defined in Bankruptcy Rule 9014), the motion or request must be served in compliance with Rule 7004. Corporations must be served as required under Rule 7004(b)(3) on an officer, managing or general agent, or on any agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process. Service of a corporation at a P.O. Box to which payments are sent is not sufficient under Rule 7004(b)(3). Insured depository institutions must be served as required under Rule 7004(h).|
|Applications for approval of Attorneys’ Fees||
Cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 12:
|Pretrial Procedures||Every adversary proceeding is set for an initial status hearing, and such hearings are continued from time to time as necessary. Judge Hollis will set a discovery deadline at a status hearing when appropriate. At that hearing, or at the next status hearing after discovery has closed, the court generally sets a trial date and enters a trial order setting deadlines for expert disclosures, for motions in limine, and for filing and service of witness and exhibit lists.|
|Emergency Motions||To calendar an emergency matter, see General Order 12-01, then contact the courtroom deputy at 312-435-5535.|