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Block Scheduling

Official Procedure Last Change August 31, 2022

Block Scheduling

How to file: 

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Notices & Certifications > Block Scheduling


General Information

  • Block scheduling is a mechanism by which available hearing dates are limited to a predetermined number of hearing slots. CRDs determine available dates and number of hearings.
  • This event can only be accessed if there are related pending issues on the docket.
  • Block Scheduling is used in Chapter 13 cases to set hearings for the following:
    • Motion to Dismiss (creditors only)
    • Objection/Response to Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss (Indianapolis, Evansville, and Terre Haute debtors only; New Albany trustee only)
    • Objection/Response to Motion for Relief from Stay - if time requirement is waived
    • Objection to Motion to Modify Plan Post-Confirmation (trustees and debtors only)
    • Objection to Confirmation of Amended Plan (trustees only)
    • Objection to Confirmation of Plan (trustees only)
    • Objection to Debtor’s Claim of Exemptions (trustees only)
    • Response to Objection to Claim(s) (all filers)
    • Objection to Motion for Entry of Chapter 13 Discharge (TH trustee only)
  • A block scheduled hearing notice may appear on the docket following specific motions or objections. These docket entries are hidden from the public and will not have a docket number until the notice is generated by the Clerk's Office. Once the block scheduled notice is generated, a docket number is assigned and the docket entry will be viewable by the public.
  • Block scheduling will not activate if any of the following circumstances exist:
    • Refusal to Waive Hearing Requirement
    • Debtor has prior dismissal
    • Corrected Motion filed

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF.

2. Select Bankruptcy > Notices & Certifications.

3. Enter case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next.

4. Select Block Scheduling from the event list and click Next.

5. Select hearing date and time from the pull down list. Review screen and click Next.

Note: If none of the displayed times are possible for you, please exit this event and contact the courtroom deputy.

6. Review docket text and modify the text as appropriate. Click Next.

7. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click Next to submit your document(s).

Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.