Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday afternoon for a progress report in the Rihanna beating case. His attorney Mark Geragos requested that the judge remove the restraining order against his client, reports.

The 21-year-old singer has received glowing probation reports stemming from his conviction for felony assault. Brown was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community labor after being found guilty of assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna.

"Out of thousands of probationers, no one has done a better or more consistent job than you have, and I really want to commend you for taking responsibility and actually working diligently to complete all the things the court has required of you," Judge Schnegg told Brown.

Geragos told Judge Schnegg that Brown has completed his 52 week domestic violence counseling and is requesting the existing restraining order against Brown is removed.

"It makes it difficult at award shows and such," the lawyer explained.

While Judge Schnegg did not immediately grant the request, she did suggest a modification to the current restraining order with the approval of Rihanna's attorney.