United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York

Poughkeepsie Division

Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris

Photo courtesy of Spencer Ainsley

355 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3315

(845) 452-4200

(845) 452-8375 fax

Use for submission of official court documents only.

Use for submission of Chapter 13 orders confirming plan only.

List of Available Hearing Dates For the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris

Published Opinions

FRCP 55 Affidavit

Scheduling Order (MS Word)


Telephonic Appearances

Model Chapter 13 Plan and Model Chapter 13 Confirmation Order (MS Word)

Order Voiding Mortgage Lien

Loss Mitigation:
Procedures Effective December 30, 2010
Commencement Instructions Effective December 30, 2010
Loss Mitigation Order
Debtor Request (MS Word)
Creditor Request (MS Word)
Debtor Loss Mitigation Affidavit
Creditor Loss Mitigation Affidavit
Order Approving Loan Modification
Order Approving HAMP Trial Modification
Creditor's Request for Termination of Loss Mitigation
Final Report

General Order M-396 Re: Personal Electronic Devices; Attorneys, with a photo ID, may bring their personal electronic devices in the courthouse (Manhattan and Poughkeepsie only), and use of these electronic devices will be limited to designated areas in the courthouse, effective April 1, 2010.

Public high speed wireless is now available at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie.

The Southern District of New York has abolished all Chamber Rules. The following are reminders to practitioners:

Hearing dates



Notice of Presentment

Loss Mitigation

Parties are encouraged to request Loss Mitigation as early in the case as possible, but Loss Mitigation may be initiated at any time. A separate Loss Mitigation order MUST be submitted for each party listed in the Loss Mitigation Request.

Click on the links above for the Loss Mitigation Procedures and forms.

Telephonic Appearances

Telephonic appearances at court hearings are permitted in certain circumstances. Parties may appear telephonically to listen to the proceedings or to make limited argument. Lengthy argument is NOT allowed. The party wishing to appear telephonically must obtain consent to appear via telephone from all necessary parties prior to contacting Chambers for approval at least 24 hours before the hearing. Once approval is granted, the party MUST set up the telephonic appearance at least TWO HOURS BEFORE the hearing is scheduled.

Each time the party speaks, he or she must identify himself or herself for the record. If an individual schedules a telephonic appearance and then fails to respond to the calendar call, the court may pass the matter or may treat the failure to respond as a failure to appear. Individuals who appear telephonically are cautioned that they do so at their own risk.

Under no circumstances may any participant record or broadcast the proceedings conducted in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.


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