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COVID-19 Information

Amended General Order on Continued Operations During COVID-19 National Emergency (October 30, 2020)

Until further notice, the court will conduct all hearings by telephone, unless specifically ordered otherwise. Additionally, the court is requiring all appearances to be by telephone; in-person appearances are allowed only if specifically ordered. The court expects to conduct many evidentiary hearings, including, but not limited to, hearings on fee waivers, requests to continue or impose the automatic stay, requests to modify the automatic stay, requests to approve reaffirmation agreements, to approve fee applicaitons, and confirmation hearings, by telephone or video conference. The court is also posting a modified notice for motions to continue the stay that provide for a telephonic evidentiary hearing. This new notice should be used while the court is operating under the COVID-19 plan.

Appearance at, participation in, and observations of hearings must be by telephone, unless ordered otherwise; call-in information is as follows:

  • For hearings before Chief Judge Halfenger call (888) 684-8852, access code: 7183566#
  • For hearings before Judge Hanan call (888) 808-6929, access code: 9122579#
  • For hearings before Judge Perhach call (888) 675-2535, access code: 9918878#
  • For hearings before Judge Blise call (888) 808-6929, access code: 5457889#

Also, most court and clerk’s office staff will be teleworking. Counsel and parties who seek information about or relief from the court on specific matters, including rescheduling hearings, should make their inquiries and requests in writing, either by letter or motion. Persons making telephonic inquiries of the Clerk or court staff, about scheduling hearings or otherwise, should be prepared to leave a message; staff will be monitoring voicemails and will endeavor to act on them as soon as practical under the circumstances. The clerk’s office will be closed to the public until further notice.

The court's pro se help desk is endeavoring to conduct some in-person operations, potentially supplemented by video or telephonic remote assistance undertakings.  

General Orders and Notices

Updated General Order Regarding COVID-19 Virus Public Emergency (July 1, 2020)

Updated General Order Regarding COVID-19 Virus Public Emergency (May 28, 2020)

General Order on Continued Operations During COVID-19 National Emergency (March 16, 2020)

Order Allowing Individual Debtors to Submit Documents by Email (March 27, 2020)

Public Notice Allowing Email Submission of Documents (March 27, 2020)

Public Notice Regarding Paper Filings & Payments (March 18, 2020)

Open Letter Regarding Propose to Issue General Order Waiving Wet-Signature Requirement During the COVID-19 Emergency (March 27, 2020)

Notice Regarding 341 Meetings (March 17, 2020)


If you have any questions, please contact the court at 414-297-3291 (Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time)