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Judge Meredith S. Grabill Motion Days

Motions for Section A should be noticed for hearing as follows:


U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Louisiana
500 Poydras Street
Courtroom B-709
New Orleans, LA 70130


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Motion Day Calendars

The clerk’s office sends out an e-mail a few days before each motion day that contains a link to the final motion day calendar. The final calendar contains the matters that will actually come up for hearing. Save yourself an unnecessary trip to court, and look at the final calendar as sent out by the clerk’s office.

To receive advance notice of the motion day calendars, send an e-mail to with the name and the e-mail address(es) to be included.

Chapter 7, 11, & 12 motions including motions for relief from stay should be set as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m. - All motions except Motion to Extend the Automatic Stay*
     Note: This is a new time effective 7/8/2020.  Motions set for 6/10 and 6/24 will still be heard at 2:00 p.m.

Chapter 13 motions should be set as follows:

  • 8:25 a.m. - Debtor's Motions for Entry of Discharge
  • 9:00 a.m. - Trustee Motions
  • 10:00 a.m. - Debtor/Creditor Motions
  • 11:00 a.m. - Plan Confirmations

*All Motions to Extend the Automatic Stay should be scheduled at 2:00 p.m on the Monday typically preceding each Motion Day.  See the table below for avaiable Mondays.  (Debtor MUST be present)


Note: Pursuant to Amended General Order 2020-2 dated April 3, 2020, all hearings in this District will take place by teleconference, or by videoconference when necessary, until further notice. Hearings may not be unofficially recorded, photographed, broadcasted, or transmitted. This prohibition applies in all cases in this District.

Telephonic Hearings:
Dial-in Telephone Number: 888-684-8852
Access Code: 9318283

Motion Days:

Month Day(s)
June 10, 24
July 8, 29
August 12, 26
September 2, 23, 30
October 7, 21, 28
November 4, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16



Reaffirmation Agreements, Motions to Extend Stay and Chapter 13 Motions for Relief from Stay should be set as follows:  

  • 9:00 a.m. - Reaffirmation Agreements
  • 2:00 p.m. - Motions to Extend Automatic Stay (Debtor Must Be Present)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Motions for Relief from Stay (only for chapter 13 cases)
Month  Day(s)
June 8, 22
July 6, 27
August 10, 24
September 14, 28
October 19, 26
November 2, 16   
December 7, 14