As promised during the recent Judges’ Presentation for the SC Bankruptcy Law Association, Judge Waites has formalized Chambers Guidelines and procedure changes made applicable in his cases in January, 2021 through the entry of Operating Order 21-04. These changes are intended to further streamline Chapter 13 procedures with a goal of reducing delay and costs for parties. Some of these approaches have been included in the proposed Local Rules presently published for comment. Appropriate adjustments may be made upon finalization of the Local Rules.
A Zoom meeting with Judge Waites’ law clerks will be provided in the coming weeks to assist the Bar in implementing these procedures.