As a result of recent litigation in the area of Chapter 13 attorneys' fees, the Judges are considering an order/local rule that establishes guidelines in this area and that is similiar to the procedure used in other districts. The Judges would like the participation of the consumer debtors' bar in a working group they are forming to review and offer initial comments on a proposal from the court. Thereafter, the proposal will be submitted to the court's advisory committee and offered for public comment.
The working group will be active in early July and may be asked to meet with the Judges on one occasion in Columbia. Members of the consumer debtors' bar who are interested in serving in the working group should reply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.