Rule 1-5. Telephonic Conference Hearings

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Rule 1-5. Telephonic Conference Hearings

   A. Request for Telephonic Conference Hearing:

   (1) A matter may be heard by telephonic conference call by permission of the court.

   (2) Telephonic conferences requested by the moving party shall be arranged prior to the filing of the motion, and the notice of hearing shall clearly state that the hearing will be held by telephonic conference call. Telephonic conferences requested by a party other than the moving party shall be arranged three (3) days prior to the hearing, and notice shall be filed by the party requesting the hearing, together with proof of service thereof on all opposing parties.

   B. Any party desiring to present evidence at a hearing must be present in person, unless leave of the Court is granted.

   C. Initiation of Telephonic Conference Call:

   (1) The party requesting the telephonic conference call shall be responsible for initiating the call and shall provide for all expenses of the call.

   (2) The party initiating the call shall utilize appropriate equipment and systems to ensure that all persons participating have adequate quality and volume. If the Court determines that the sound quality or volume is insufficient, the Court may require the party initiating the call to utilize other means to complete the hearing by telephone.

Adopted effective September 29, 1995; amended September 21, 2005.