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Chambers' Bulletins
02/2020

Judge Burris

Thu, 2/27/2020 - 1:44 pm

Pursuant to the bulletin of February 26, 2020, Judge Burris has posted updated Chambers Guidelines that include new Chapter 13 attorney’s fees information as follows:

Chapter 13 Matters

Fees

Expedited fee amount for purposes of SC LBR 2016-1(b)(1) for all cases assigned to Judge Burris:  Consumer $4,000; Business $4,500

Supplemental Fees. The chambers guideline threshold for Judge Burris is eliminated effective March 1, 2020. As a result, the procedures found in SC LBR 2016-1(b)(2)(B) are no longer necessary and attorneys should follow the procedure for application set forth in SC LBR 2016-1(b)(2)(A).

Fees charged must match the complexity and scope of work described in the application.

Form for general bankruptcy matters

Form for loss mitigation or mortgage loan modification work

After confirmation, and to the extent funds are available after deduction of the trustee’s commission, the trustee may disburse up to $1,500.00 to counsel as part of the initial disbursement under the Chapter 13 plan.


On Behalf of the Court

Wed, 2/26/2020 - 11:04 am

To streamline compensation for debtor's attorneys in chapter 13 cases and to provide fair and reasonable compensation, Judges Duncan, Waites and Burris have agreed to certain changes for fee amounts and procedures.  These include a consistent expedited fee amount under SC LBR 2016-1(b)(1) ($4,000.00 consumer; $4,500.00 business) and the elimination of the cap on fees, in most instances, under SC LBR 2016-1(b)(2)(A).  Attorneys are reminded that any fees charged must be fair and reasonable and fees remain subject to review throughout the case.  Please consult updated Chambers Guidelines for each judge, which will be posted soon.  These changes are effective in cases filed on or after March 1, 2020, and to pending cases as provided in a judge's Chambers Guidelines.


Thu, 2/13/2020 - 3:51 pm

As a reminder, if you attended the SBRA training on February 11, 2020 by WebEx and would like to obtain CLE credit, please send your completed certificate of attendance to Dawn Hardesty at dawn_hardesty@scb.uscourts.gov by Monday, February 17, 2020.  A copy of the certificate of attendance form is available here.


Fri, 2/07/2020 - 8:09 am

As a reminder, if you plan to attend the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 training on February 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., please rsvp by today, February 7 to dawn_hardesty@scb.uscourts.gov.  Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person and in which location, or whether you plan to attend via WebEx.  If attending by WebEx, please provide the email address to which you would like the log-in instructions sent.  If you have questions about the training, please contact Dawn Hardesty at dawn_hardesty@scb.uscourts.gov or at (803) 765-5659.


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