Pursuant to Local Rule 5005-1(G)(1)(c), the prevailing party in a hearing or trial shall submit a proposed order, in the manner directed by the court, conforming to the decision of the court, not later than 4:30 p.m. on the seventh day following the hearing or trial. If a party fails to timely submit a proposed order, the court may dismiss the underlying matter for failure to prosecute or take other action.
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
United States Courthouse
299 E. Broward Blvd.Courtroom: 308 / Chambers: Room 306
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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**Judge Ray requires the following language to be included in all Orders Continuing Pre-Trial Conferences:
The deadlines set forth in Paragraphs 2 (disclosures), 3 (discovery), 4 (joint pretrial stipulation), and 7 (documents required before trial) of this Court’s Order Setting Filing and Disclosure Requirements for Pretrial and Trial (the “Deadline Order”) shall be calculated based on the Continued Pretrial Conference Date. The deadlines set forth in Paragraphs 1(a) (right to jury trial; waiver), (1) (b) (objection to entry of final orders and judgments by the bankruptcy court; consent), and 10 (dispositive motions) of the Deadline Order are not extended by this order.
Judge Ray requires a hearing on ALL Applications for Employment of Professionals with the exception of Applications for Employment of Attorney for Trustee.
When setting a Chapter 13 Evidentiary hearing please advise the Courtroom Deputy if the hearing will be longer than 1 hour (the matter will be set on a separate date from Chapter 13 Evidentiary date). Also, counsel must bring an evidentiary binder with all exhibits and witness lists to the hearing.
Please communicate with Judge Ray’s Courtroom Deputy via email at Edy_Gomez@flsb.uscourts.gov
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY ANY PARTICIPANT RECORD OR BROADCAST THE PROCEEDINGS CONDUCTED BY THE BANKRUPTCY COURT
Judge Ray encourages telephone appearances for routine, non-evidentiary matters for out of area attorneys. Please note, however, that the ability to appear by telephone is a privilege and not a right and that such privilege may be withdrawn by the Court at any time.
Subject to prior approval, Judge Ray may permit telephonic appearances via conference call arranged by counsel. Such appearances will be limited to hearings which are specially se and which are scheduled separate from other matters. If you wish to arrange a conference call for a specially set hearing, contact Edy Gomez, (954) 769-5765, at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing to seek permission. The denial of a request to arrange an independent conference call will not be an appropriate basis for requesting a continuance of the hearing. If the conference call request is permitted, Judge Ray must be designated the moderator or leader of the conference call and counsel arranging the conference call must provide Ms. Gomez with the appropriate code. Counsel arranging the conference call will be required to provide the conference number and participant code to all interested parties.
Proposed orders should conform with the Court’s Guidelines for Preparing, Submitting, and Serving Orders. The title of submitted orders should contain a description of the underlying motion, including the words “Ex Parte” or “Agreed” where applicable, and should reflect the Court’s ruling on the motion.
EOrders may be submitted electronically in “PDF” format by registered users of CM/ECF. The Court strongly prefers electronic submission of proposed orders via CM/ECF’s EOrder function.
Orders on MATTERS UNDER ADVISEMENT should be submitted via email in WORD format to: RBR_chambers@flsb.uscourts.gov. The email should identify why the parties found it necessary to submit competing orders. NO OTHER ORDERS OR COMMUNICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Other pleadings, including Proofs of Claims will not be processed if submitted to this email address, unless specifically instructed to do so. For matters taken under advisement, you may call Judge Ray’s Law Clerk to inquire about the status of the matter ONLY if sixty (60) days have elapsed from the later of the close of the briefing schedule or the date the matter was taken under advisement.
Check CM/ECF-PACER to determine the status of an order. For routine matters, you may call Judge Ray’s Judicial Assistant to inquire about the status of an order ONLY if ten (10) days have elapsed from the date the order was submitted.