Ex Parte Parties in interest, attorneys and other professionals MUST NOT communicate in person, by phone or by e-mail with the bankruptcy judge concerning bankruptcy cases or proceedings, unless expressly authorized to do so. See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9003(a). Parties or attorneys seeking relief from the court must obtain a hearing date and time from the courtroom deputy for the judge assigned to the case, and file a Notice of Hearing (setting forth the date and time of the hearing provided by the courtroom deputy) and a written Motion specifying the relief sought. Local Rules 9013-1 - 9013-2 govern motion practice and are available on the Court's website, www.mnb.uscourts.gov, under Code, Rules, Forms and En Banc Orders.