(1) If an attorney who is not admitted to practice in the district court wishes to receive electronic notice, the attorney must register as a Filing User of the court's Electronic Case Filing System in accordance with Local Rule 9010-3(h).
(2)The filing of a request for notice or notice of appearance by an attorney who is not admitted to practice in the district court does not require the filing of a petition for admission pro hac vice. [Attorney admission is governed by Local Rule 9010-3(a) and (c).]
(C) ATTORNEYS AND ENTITIES THAT ARE NON-FILING USERS.
A request for notice or notice of appearance that is filed by an attorney or entity who is a non-Filing User will result in notice by regular mail only.
(d) WITHDRAWAL. Any entity wishing to withdraw its request for notice or notice of
appearance shall file and serve a notice of withdrawal that complies substantially with Local
Form 2002-5. Such notice of withdrawal shall be served on all entities listed in Local Rule
Fed. R. Bankr. P. Reference 9010.
RULE 2003-1. MEETING OF CREDITORS
In a chapter 7, 12 or 13 case, for purposes of Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 4003(b), the
meeting of creditors shall be deemed concluded on the first date set for such meeting, unless
1) the trustee files a statement specifying the date and time to which the meeting is adjourned or 2) if no meeting is convened within 28 days after the first date set for such meeting, the trustee files a notice of nonconcluded meeting of creditors and serves such notice on the debtor, the attorney for the debtor, the United States Trustee, each entity that appeared at the meeting of creditors, and each entity that has filed a request for notice or notice of appearance under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2002(i) or 9010(b). If a statement regarding adjournment or notice of nonconcluded meeting is filed, and unless ordered otherwise, the meeting shall not be deemed concluded until a report is filed by the trustee stating that the meeting has been concluded.
RULE 2004-1. EXAMINATIONS
(a) ORDER FOR EXAMINATION. A party seeking to examine the debtor or other entity under
Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2004 shall file with the court and serve on the United
States Trustee an application for an order directing such examination. Before issuing the order,
the court may direct that further notice be given or that a hearing be held. The court may issue
any appropriate order directing whether and the manner in which the examination shall be
(b) NOTICE OF EXAMINATION. If the application is granted, the party requesting the
examination shall serve on the entity to be examined a notice of examination which shall identify
the entity to be examined and the time and place for taking the examination. If a subpoena duces
tecum is to be served on the person to be examined, the designation of the materials to be
produced as set forth in the subpoena shall be attached to or included in the notice. Upon
objection and for cause shown, the court may issue any appropriate order regarding the conduct
of the examination.
Fed. R. Bankr. P. Reference 2005, 7026, 7027, 7028-32, 9014, 9016.
RULE 2004-2. SPECIAL RELIEF WITH RESPECT TO DEBTOR
A request under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2004(d) or 2005 shall be made by
Fed. R. Bankr. P. Reference 2005, 7026, 7028-32, 9014, 9016.
RULE 2014-1. EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONS
(a) APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL. Any entity seeking approval of employment of a
professional person pursuant to § 327 or § 1103(a) of the Code and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy
Procedure 2014 shall file an application, a supporting affidavit or verified statement of the
professional person, and a proposed order and serve the same on the United States Trustee, the
trustee or examiner, all committees, and in a chapter 11, 12 or 13 case on the debtor's attorney.
(b) APPROVAL. Within seven days after receipt of the application, the United States Trustee shall
file a report and recommendation regarding the proposed employment. If the United States
Trustee declines to recommend the employment of the applicant, the United States Trustee shall
notify the applicant and the applicant shall schedule a hearing on the application and serve notice
of the hearing on the parties listed in subsection (a) of this rule. An order approving such
employment is effective as of the date the application was filed.
(c) SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT. An entity seeking approval of employment of a professional
person for a purpose other than carrying out the entity's duties under the Code shall make a
separate application, specifying the professional’s proposed duties.
RULE 2015-1. TRUSTEE'S REPORT IN CHAPTER 12 AND 13 CASES
Upon being served with a copy of a motion to dismiss or convert a case, to remove a debtor as
debtor in possession, or for relief from the automatic stay, the trustee in a chapter 12 or 13 case
shall serve on all parties in interest and file a brief verified report containing information on the
payments made by the debtor to the trustee and timeliness thereof, the payments made by the
trustee to each secured creditor and to creditors in general, and the trustee's recommendations, if
any, to the court.
RULE 2016-1. COMPENSATION OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONS
(a) CHAPTER 7 CASES. A professional person seeking compensation in a chapter 7 case shall
file an application complying with paragraph (c) of this rule and serve copies on the trustee and
the United States Trustee. The application shall be reviewed as part of the trustee's final report
(b) CHAPTER 11, 12 AND 13 CASES. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this rule, a
request for an order allowing or authorizing payment of compensation of a professional person in
a chapter 11, 12 or 13 case shall be made by motion, but no memorandum of facts and law is
required. The application shall comply with paragraph (c) of this rule. The moving documents
shall be served not later than 21 days before the hearing date.
(c) CONTENTS OF APPLICATIONS. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this rule, an
application for compensation of a professional person shall
(1) Include a copy of the order, if any, approving the applicant's employment or, if the applicant
is a trustee or an examiner in a chapter 11 case, a copy of the applicant's appointment by the
United States Trustee;
(2) State the date and amount of any retainer paid to the applicant and its source;
(3) State the dates and amounts of all previous applications and their dispositions, including
amounts allowed and paid;
(4) State the date that a plan, if any, was confirmed;
(5) Itemize all unpaid administrative expenses known to the applicant or the applicant's client;
(6) State in narrative form the services performed, the amount of time involved, the results
achieved and the amount requested for fees and reimbursement of expenses;
(7) Include an itemization of time separated by task or proceeding stating for each task or
(i) A description of the task or proceeding;
(ii) A detailed list and description of each increment of time expended on the task or proceeding;
(iii) The name and capacity of the person who expended the time;
(8) State the hourly rate being charged for each person whose time is included in the application;
(9) Provide a detailed itemization of all expenses, including unit costs where applicable.
(d) DEBTORS' ATTORNEYS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.
(1) Preconfirmation Services. A debtor's attorney in a chapter 13 case may request an order
allowing or authorizing payment of compensation by simplified application, and the court may
issue the requested order without a hearing, provided that the amount of compensation does not
exceed $2,500 for cases below the applicable median family income and $3,000 for cases at or above the applicable median family income, as determined on Official Bankruptcy Form 22C. The simplified application need not comply with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy
Procedure 2016 or paragraph (c) of this rule and shall conform substantially to Local Form
(2) Postconfirmation Services. In a chapter 13 case, an attorney who represents a debtor after
confirmation of a plan in resolving motions for relief from stay and motions for dismissal, filing
motions for sale of real estate and motions objecting to claims, preparing, assisting the debtor in preparing and submitting required disclosures under 11 U.S.C. § 521(f)(4), or assisting the debtor in responding to requests for information made in connection with an auditconducted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 586(f) may request an order awarding compensation and/or reimbursement of expenses
by simplified application, and the court may issue the requested order without a hearing, if the
amount of the requested compensation does not exceed $300.00 per application. An attorney who represents a debtor after confirmation of a plan in serving and filing a modified plan may likewise request an order awarding compensation and/or reimbursement of expenses by simplified application if the amount of the requested compensation does not exceed $500.00 per application. The simplified
application need not comply with F.R.Bankr.P. 2016 or paragraph (c) of this rule and shall
conform substantially to Local Form 2016-1. No more than five applications may be filed under
this subdivision in a case, except that applications for services rendered pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 521(f) will not be counted toward this limit. Any order made under this rule is subject to review at any time.
(3) Notwithstanding F.R.Bankr. P. 2002(a)(6), notice of applications filed in compliance with
this subdivision (d) need not be given.
RULE 2019-1. SERVICE AND FILING OF FED. R. BANKR. PRO. 2019 STATEMENTS
(a) IN CONNECTION WITH APPEARANCE. An entity required to file a verified or supplemental statement under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2019 and who intends to take a position before the court shall serve and file such verified or supplemental statement in accordance with Local Rule 9013-3(a) for service of moving documents. If the entity required to file the verified or supplemental statement is moving the court for relief, such verified or supplemental statement shall be served and filed no later than the service and filing of such entity's moving documents in accordance with Local Rule 9006-1(b). If the entity is filing responsive documents or wishes to be heard at the hearing, if any, on moving documents, the entity shall file and serve the verified or supplemental statement no later than the time for service and filing of responsive documents under Local Rule 9006-1(c), unless expedited relief is sought. In the case of expedited relief, the verified or supplemental statement shall be served and filed no later than the start of the hearing.
(b) IN CONNECTION WITH BALLOT SOLICITATION. An entity required to file a verified or supplemental statement under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2019 and who intends to solicit votes regarding confirmation of a plan shall file and serve the verified or supplemental statement no later than the date of the entry of the order approving the disclosure statement. Such verified or supplemental statement shall be served and filed in accordance with L.R. 9013-3(a) for service of moving documents.
RULE 2020-1. UNITED STATES TRUSTEE
(a) SERVICE. Proofs of claim, and pleadings filed in adversary proceedings arising under §523
of the Code, shall not be served on the United States Trustee. The United States Trustee shall be
served with a copy of every other order, complaint, application, motion, response, notice,
objection, pleading or other paper required to be served under applicable bankruptcy and local
(b) REPORTS; INFORMATION. The trustee and the debtor shall comply with all reasonable
requirements promulgated by the United States Trustee with respect to filing reports and
furnishing information and the debtor shall cooperate with the trustee and the United States
Trustee in furnishing information reasonably required for the proper administration of the estate.
Such reports and information shall not be filed with the clerk.