Hearing Dates (TBA)

50 Walnut Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Courtroom 3A

Please use the hearing dates listed below for cases formerly assigned to Judge Stern or for new cases where the case number includes TBA, example: 14-11111-TBA. Although the judge in these cases has been designated as the Honorable Donald H Steckroth, you may receive further instructions when you appear on the hearing date.

REMINDER: Pursuant to L.B.R, 9013-1(c) all motions must be filed and served at least 21 days prior to the return date. Motions for stay relief must be scheduled to be heard within 30 days of filing. U.S.C. 11 Section 362(d) Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 3007, objections to claims must be filed and served 30 days prior to the hearing. You must choose a hearing date that complies with these time requirements. The Court will reschedule improperly listed matters and the participant will receive a Notice of Electronic Filing indicating the correct date. It is the responsibility of the participant to notify all interested parties of the change. Continuous scheduling errors may result in a revocation of the participant's log-in and password. PRETRIAL DATES are assigned by the court and will appear on the Summons when same is issued by the court. All motions that require notice to be sent by the Court must be scheduled for a minimum of 30 days from the date of filing. MATTERS WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE HEARING DATES:

  • Application and Order to Show Cause
  • Application and Order Shortening Time
  • Application for Compensation under $1,000.00
  • Applications to Employ
  • Cross Motions to matters that already have hearing dates
  • Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice


12/18/2014 Final Calendar Attached

Chapter 7 and 11

matters will be heard on the dates (and at times) listed below:
All General Motions: (10 a.m.)

Fee Applications & Final Meetings: (2 p.m.)

Motions within Adversary Proceedings should be made returnable on Pre-Trial Hearing Dates

Chapter 13

matters will be heard on the dates (and at times) listed below:
Confirmation Hearings: (10 a.m.)
Motions Directed Initially to Standing Trustee: (11 a.m.)
Motions/Hearings Directed to Court: (11 a.m.)
Fee Applications: (2 p.m.)

Chapter 11 Hearings for approval of Disclosure Statements and for Plan Confirmation

 will be heard at 10:30 a.m. on the dates listed below:

Pretrial Conferences and Chapter 11 and other Status Conferences

will be held on the dates (and at times) listed below:
Pretrial Conferences: (9:30 a.m.)
Status Conferences: (10 a.m.)

Motions Within Adversary Proceedings: 1:00 pm





January 6

January 12

January 26

January 15


January 27 January 27

February 9

February 23

February 5

February 19

February 26 February 26

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 23

March 30

March 5

March 19