Chief Judge Waites is pleased to announce that David Jones has joined his chambers as a law clerk as of August 15, 2011. David is a 2011 honors graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law. David will be working in Judge Waites' Charleston office, while Judge Waites' other clerk, Sarah Kistler, will continue to work in the Columbia office.
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Changes to Local Rule 3015-1, Exhibit A, and Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E to Local Rule 4003-2 have been made to reflect the Fourth Circuit's holding in Botkin v. DuPont Community Credit Union, C/A No. 10-1681 (4th Cir. Jun. 13, 2011). The Judges and Clerk wish to thank the Local Rules Committee for their review and comments to these rules.
In light of the announced closing of the J. Bratton Davis United States Bankruptcy Courthouse on Thursday, August 4, 2011 and upon the report by Chapter 13 Trustee Keenan Stephenson that no matters originally scheduled for that date require immediate hearing, the Trustee has submitted early his recommendations for hearings on the consent docket. Upon instruction from Chief Judge Waites, the Court will record the Trustee recommendations on the docket of the applicable cases and the Judge will consider entering appropriate orders, including continuances of matters which require further hearings. Therefore, no hearings will be held on August 4, 2011.
Parties should refer to the case docket for information and address any questions to the Trustee or the Judge's chambers.
The J. Bratton Davis United States Bankruptcy Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in honor and memory of United States District Judge Matthew Perry. Court business will resume on Friday, August 5, 2011.
The United States Trustee has advised the Court that the Meetings of Creditors (section 341 meetings) scheduled to be held in the Spartanburg Federal Courthouse on that date will be held as scheduled.