(a) Use of Pre-Trial or Pre-Hearing Conferences
The Court may conduct a pre-trial or a pre-hearing conference in any adversary proceeding, at the Court’s discretion, upon notice to parties in interest.
(b) Applicability of S.D.Ind. L.R. 16-1
The Court may determine on its own motion or on the request of any party in interest which provisions of S.D.Ind. L.R. 16-1 shall apply to an adversary proceeding governed by Fed.R.Bankr.P. 7001, et seq.
(c) Telephonic Pre-Hearing or Pre-Trial Conference
No later than twenty-four (24) hours before the time scheduled for a pre-hearing or pretrial conference, any party to the conference may request that the conference be conducted by telephone or that the party be allowed to participate by telephone. Such request may be made in writing, directed to chambers, or by telephone. At the time of the request, the requesting party shall advise the Court whether any other party to the conference has objected to the request. The request may be granted or denied at the sole discretion of the Court.