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Judge Daniel P. Collins

NOTICE - COVID 19 – REDUCING EXPOSURE TO CORONAVIRUS:  See Recission of General Order 22-1.  General Order 22-1 is posted on the General Orders page, Rescinding General Order 21-1.  View the Order here.

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Presides in Phoenix Courtroom 603

Denine Downs
(602) 682-4224
Andrew O'Keefe
Law Clerk
(602) 682-4226
Renee Bryant
Courtroom Deputy
(602) 682-4982

ECR Operator

**Chambers staff will not give legal advice or provide status reports concerning items before the Court.**


      A.  Forms
      B.  Document Formatting
      C.  Amended Chapter 11 Plans and DIsclosure Statements

 II.  Motions for Continuation of the Automatic Stay

      A.  Video Conferences
      B.  Telephonic Conferences
      C.  In-Person Hybrid Appearances

      A.  Stipulated Continuances
      B.  Non-Stipulated Continuances
      C.  Resolved Matters


      A.  Chapter 13 Status Hearings and Preliminary Stay Relief Hearings
      B.  Other Hearing Dates
      C.  Flagstaff Hearings
      D.  Expedited Hearings





A. Forms.  Forms can be found at
B. Document Formatting.  Information regarding document formatting can be found in the ECF Procedural Manual and Guides at
C. Amended Chapter 11 Plans and Disclosure Statements

1. Counsel must upload both clean and red-lined copies of Amended and/or revised Chapter 11 Plans and Disclosure Statements.


Motions for continuation of the automatic stay pursuant to § 362(c)(3) and motions for the automatic stay to take effect pursuant to § 362(c)(4) should be filed at the time of filing the petition to ensure adequate time for a hearing.


Effective April 16, 2022*, and in accordance with General Order 22-1, Judge Collins will conduct court proceedings in one of the three following formats:   

A.  Video Conferences.  Generally held on Mondays.  
      Video conferences are currently held via Zoom For Government at the following link: 

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B. Telephonic Conferences.  Generally held on Mondays.  

1. It is the responsibility of the person appearing telephonically to initiate the call at the time of the scheduled hearing. The conference line is (877) 873-8018 and the Access Code is 7217155. Any person appearing telephonically assumes the risk that they cannot be adequately heard and understood by the Court.
2. Telephonic appearances are connected directly with the courtroom’s public address system. No one answers the phone and there is no hold music. To ensure a quality record, all calls should be from a land line (if possible). Use of a speaker phone is strongly discouraged as it may cause problems with the connection. Please keep your phone on mute until your case is called.

C. In-Person Hybrid Appearances (i.e. in-person/video conference).  Generally held Tuesdays and Thursdays in Phoenix.  Flagstaff matters will generally be held on Fridays.  For these matters, the Court prefers that parties appear in person.  However, the Court will not require an explanation if a witness or party wishes to appear via video conference.  

1. Phoenix hearings are located at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 230 N. First Ave., 6th Floor, Courtroom No. 602, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

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2. Flagstaff hearings are located at AWD Building, 123 N. San Francisco St., Courtroom 1, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. 

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Guidelines for matters set for videoconference hearings are found at

Examples of these types of matters which will be held either as a hybrid, video conference or telephonic conference can be found here.  Matters identified as video conference  only may be scheduled as a hybrid hearing by contacting Renee Bryant at  

*Note:  These procedures do not affect hearings prior to April 16, 2022.  Zoom links provided for hearings prior to April 16, 2022 have not changed.  


A. Stipulated Continuances. If agreed to by all parties, continuances may be obtained by emailing The party requesting the continuance shall promptly lodge an order granting the continuance.
B. Non-Stipulated Continuances. If all 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.
C. Resolved Matters.  When a matter has been resolved parties must notify the Court promptly by emailing


B.  The parties are to combine all exhibits onto two flash drives along with their exhibit lists and deliver them to the Court no later than 3 business days before the trial or evidentiary hearing.  Should the parties fail to timely provide the exhibits, the Court will vacate the trial/evidentiary hearing.
C. The Courtroom Deputy will not mark electronic exhibits with traditional exhibit tags. Instead, counsel and/or parties are to work together to properly mark the exhibits and provide an electronic list of all exhibits to the Courtroom Deputy. Please contact Courtroom Deputy, Renee Bryant if you have any questions about the format.
D. Counsel and/or parties are to contact the Courtroom Deputy at 602-682-4982 or sends e-mail) at least one (1) week prior to trial to schedule electronic exhibit testing.
E. In an appeal, electronic exhibits in the custody of the Clerk and maintained as the official court record will be the exhibits presented to the appellate court unless otherwise ordered. The Clerk of Court shall maintain control of the electronic exhibits until the matter is finally concluded or the time for appeal has run, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. The exhibits shall be stored in the same electronic format as provided to the Court.


A. Chapter 13 Status Hearings and Preliminary Stay Relief Hearings

1. Select a hearing date and time from the appropriate section using the CHS Hearing Dates Look-up.
2. Serve the notice of hearing to the appropriate parties and file the notice and certificate of service via ECF.
3. Email a copy of the notice of hearing to Failure to timely do so will result in your matter being left off calendar.

B. Other Hearing Dates

1. To obtain a hearing date on matters other than Chapter 13 status hearings or preliminary stay relief hearings, contact Courtroom Deputy Renee Bryant by email at A notice of hearing must identify the motion/application and docket number. Once counsel has noticed out the hearing, a copy of the ECF filing receipt must be provided to the Courtroom Deputy for her review so she can make sure the date and time is correct. Please email the notice and filing receipt to Courtroom Deputy, Renee Bryant at
2. Note: These same procedures should be used for FLG and PCT cases (office code 3). The difference is the hearing location. You cannot use CHS for these office codes.

C. Flagstaff Hearings

1. Judge Collins presides over the Flagstaff calendars. You may contact the Courtroom Deputy Renee Bryant at for specific information on requesting/setting hearings or appearing by video or telephone.
2. The Flagstaff Court’s toll-free number is (877) 873-8018. Access code 7217155.
3. 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.
4. Parties may use the hearing dates provided below to set their Flagstaff case matter for hearing may contact Courtroom Deputy Renee Bryant to obtain a Flagstaff hearing date.
5. Reaffirmation Agreements begin at 9:30 a.m.
6. Chapter 13 hearings begin at 10:00 a.m.
7. Miscellaneous matters, including U.S. Trustee's Motions, begin at 10:30 a.m.
8. Flagstaff Court Location: AWD Building, 123 N. San Francisco, Courtroom 1, Flagstaff, Az.

D. Expedited Hearings

1. A party requesting an accelerated hearing pursuant to Local Rule 9013-1(h) must email a copy of the docketed motion along with the motion to expedite hearing to the Judge’s Courtroom Deputy, Renee Bryant, at with a copy to the Law Clerk, Andrew O'Keefe, at

2. If after reviewing the motion the Court is inclined to grant it, the Courtroom Deputy will inform the movant of the expedited hearing date and time. The movant must then lodge a form order granting the expedited hearing. The order setting the expedited hearing and notice of hearing are to include specific dates by which responsive pleadings are to be filed and are to be served by the movant upon all interested parties.

VII. LAW CLERKS AND EXTERNS (This pertains to Judge Collins alone.)

A. 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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
D. 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.