Presides in Phoenix Courtroom 603
JUDGE DANIEL P. COLLINS
Presides in Phoenix Courtroom 603
5. Law Clerks
1. COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL RULES, BANKRUPTCY RULES AND BANKRUPTCY CODE
All parties are expected to comply with the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules and Local Rules.
2. COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE COURT
2.1 Obtaining Hearing Dates
Upon the filing of a motion/application, to obtain a hearing date, a party may contact Courtroom Deputy Rhonda Vaughan at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A request for hearing must be accompanied with a copy of the "ECF Filing Receipt." When a party notices the hearing, a copy of the hearing notice or filing receipt must be provided to the Courtroom Deputy for review to insure the date and time is correct.
Parties may use the hearing dates provided below to set Ch. 13 hearings and Preliminary hearings on Motions for Relief from Automatic Stay:
CHAPTER 13 HEARINGS:
TRUSTEE RUSSELL BROWN HEARINGS ARE SET AT 1:30 P.M.
TRUSTEE ED MANEY HEARINGS ARE SET AT 2:30 P.M.
MARCH 11, 2019
APRIL 8, 2019
MAY 6, 2019
JUNE 10, 2019
PRELIMINARY HEARINGS ON MOTION FOR RELIEF 10:00 A.M.
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
MARCH 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
MARCH 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
APRIL 1, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
APRIL 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
MAY 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
JUNE 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
2.2 Continuances and Resolution of Matters Set for Hearing
When agreed to by opposing parties, continuances may generally be obtained by email at email@example.com or telephone request to Courtroom Deputy Rhonda Vaughan at (602) 682-4228. When a continuance is obtained, the party requesting the continuance shall lodge, as soon as practicable, either an order granting the continuance or a stipulation signed by the parties. The party requesting a continuance has the obligation of notifying opposing counsel or parties. Failure to do so may result in sanctions in the appropriate circumstances. If opposing parties have not agreed to a continuance, a Motion and Order to Continue must be filed. The moving party must not assume the hearing has been vacated until the Court so orders.
Parties must notify the Court promptly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org when a matter has been resolved so that the Court can discontinue preparation efforts and the hearing may be taken off the Court’s calendar.
2.3 Telephonic Appearances
Judge Collins prefers appearances be made in person. In the event there is an emergency and counsel is unable to attend, a telephone appearance may be arranged by contacting Courtroom Deputy, Rhonda Vaughan, at (602) 682-4228 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Individuals appearing telephonically are cautioned that they do so at their own risk.
When appearing telephonically, it is counsel’s responsibility to initiate the call at the time of scheduled hearing by calling the conference line at (877) 873-8018, Access Code: 7217155.
3. APPLICATION FOR FEES AND COSTS
Fee Applications must comply with the United States Trustee’s Guidelines.
A Fee Application must contain one of the following: (1) a statement by counsel indicating the client has reviewed and approved the fee application, (2) a separate declaration by counsel indicating that counsel has spoken with their client and that the client has no opposition to the fee application, or (3) a client signature indicating the client has reviewed and approved the fee application.
4. FLAGSTAFF HEARINGS
Judge Collins presides over the Flagstaff calendars. You may contact the Courtroom Deputy Rhonda Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-682-4228 for specific information on requesting/setting hearings, or appearing by video or telephone.
Any mail for Flagstaff matters must be sent to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Phoenix office at 230 N. First Ave, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
Parties may use the hearing dates provided below to set their Flagstaff case matter for hearing:
APRIL 19, 2019
JUNE 21, 2019
JULY 19, 2019
AUGUST 16, 2019
Reaffirmation Agreements begin at 9:30 a.m.
Chapter 13 hearings begin at 10:00 a.m.
Miscellaneous matters, including U.S. Trustee's Motions, begin at 10:30 a.m.
Flagstaff Court Location: AWD Building, 123 N. San Francisco, Courtroom 1, Flagstaff, Az.
The Flagstaff Court’s toll free number is (877) 873-8018. Access code 7217155. Local counsel must appear in person in courtroom 301.
Law Clerks and Externs
(This pertains to Judge Collins alone.)
Judge Collins selects law clerks to serve a one-year term with the possibility of extending it for no more than one additional year. He also hopes to bring three second- or third-year law students per year (one per each of Fall, Spring, and Summer) into chambers to work as externs with his law clerk. The law clerk interviews, selects and supervises these externs. Both law clerks and externs are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and to read, and acknowledge their understanding of, the rules pertinent to court personnel. If the law clerk or extern accepts a job while working with Judge Collins, that law clerk or extern must immediately notify Judge Collins, and may not thereafter work for Judge Collins on any matter involving the law firm or employer. Judge Collins’ externs may not be employed by a law firm or legal department during an externship with him.
Upon the conclusion of their service with the Court, a law clerk or extern shall not, (1) for a period of one year, appear before Judge Collins or allow that attorney’s name to appear on any pleading filed in connection with a case or adversary proceeding assigned to Judge Collins; or (2) ever work on any case or adversary proceeding which was pending before Judge Collins while they were working with Judge Collins.
Nothing stated above is meant to disqualify a law clerk’s or extern’s future employer from appearing before Judge Collins. The law clerk, extern and/or employer are expected, however, to make appropriate arrangements to screen Judge Collins’ former law clerk or extern from participation in such matters.