Judge Waites has amended his Chambers Guidelines effective April 10, 2017. Click here for a copy of the amended Chamber Guidelines. The primary changes are to incorporate several of the recent procedure changes announced by Judge Waites on the News and Announcement section of the Court’s website, including updated Chapter 13 attorney’s fees guidelines, revised LM/MM guidelines, additional standard § 362 Settlement Orders, and procedures for valuation mediations. In addition, the amended guidelines change certain procedures for matters assigned to Judge Waites, including revising the deadline for filing joint statements of dispute in chapter 13 cases to two business days prior to the hearing.
A bar meeting in the Columbia and Charleston divisions will be held within the next several weeks to review and highlight the most important changes.
Judge Waites invites comments or suggestions to be directed to Andrew Powell by email to Andrew_Powell@scb.uscourts.gov on or before April 17, 2017.