Appearing by Telephone

Both Chief Judge Jacobvitz and Judge Thuma allow counsel and parties to appear by telephone for preliminary hearings.  Include the following language in notices of preliminary hearings before the appropriate judge.

For Judge Jacobvitz’s cases, include this language:

Appearing by telephone:  Counsel/parties may appear via telephone by making arrangements with chambers at least one business day prior to the date of the preliminary hearing.  The preferred method for requesting appearance by telephone is to send an e-mail message to jacobvitzstaff@nmcourt.fed.us to notify the Court of your request to appear by telephone.  The e-mail message should include the name of the person who wishes to appear by telephone, the party whom that person represents, the matter to be heard, the date and time of the hearing, the name of the debtor and case number, and the telephone number at which the requesting party wishes to be called.  If the party requesting telephonic appearance does not have access to e-mail, that party can make arrangements to appear by telephone at the hearing by calling the chambers of Judge Jacobvitz at (505-348-2545) at least one business day prior to the hearing date.

For Judge Thuma's cases, include this language:  

Appearing by telephone:  Counsel/parties may appear via telephone by making arrangements with chambers at least one business day prior to the date of the preliminary hearing.  The preferred method for requesting appearance by telephone is to send an e-mail message to thumastaff@nmcourt.fed.us to notify the Court of your request to appear by telephone.  The e-mail message should include the name of the person who wishes to appear by telephone, the party whom that person represents, the matter to be heard, the date and time of the hearing, the name of the debtor and case number, and the telephone number at which the requesting party wishes to be called.  If the party requesting telephonic appearance does not have access to e-mail, that party can make arrangements to appear by telephone at the hearing by calling the chambers of Judge Thuma at (505-348-2420) at least one business day prior to the hearing date.