RULE No. 17 – TELEPHONE HEARINGS

The Court may, in its discretion, hear oral argument on any motion or conduct a pretrial conference or other hearing by speaker or regular telephone conference, provided that every statement is audible to all persons. Upon request of any party, such oral argument, conference, or hearing may be recorded under such conditions as the Court shall deem practicable. The Court may direct which party shall pay the cost of long distance or conference telephone calls. The requesting party shall set up such conference call with all counsel, parties and the Court unless otherwise directed by the judge or magistrate.

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