Application for Attorney Advisory Committee Members United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio is seeking membership for a new Attorney Advisory Committee. The Committee will serve as a resource that the Judges and the Clerk may call upon to assist with court business.

The mission of the Committee is to:

Assist the Court and the Clerk’s Office in the identification of practices and procedures for the purpose of reducing expense and delay in the administration of justice;

Assist the Court and the Clerk’s Office with the implementation of various projects that impact the bankruptcy bar;

Serve as a resource for attorneys who practice in this District; and

Serve as a group dedicated to enhancing communication between the various stakeholders in the practice of bankruptcy law in this District.

Requirements for membership:

Admitted to practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio for at least three (3) years;

Actively involved in bankruptcy practice;

Interested in the purpose and work of the Bankruptcy Court, particularly operations of the Clerk’s Office, e.g. CM/ECF, and the practice of the bankruptcy bar; and

Willing and able to contribute actively, both on a regular and ad hoc basis.

Membership is expected to consist of a cross‐section of attorneys to ensure geographic and practice diversity. It is envisioned that this Committee will create Judicial Liaison Subcommittees for Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton to address local matters.

Anticipated projects include:

Encouraging efficiencies in the administration of cases under all Chapters;

Enhancing the CM/ECF interface for the outside filer;

Addressing noticing issues; and

Enhancing the Court’s public website.

It is anticipated that the full Committee will meet four times a year, with one in‐person meeting and three video meetings.

Any attorney interested in serving on the Attorney Advisory Committee should submit the attached form on or before March 17, 2017 by mail to:

Carolyn Buffington, Chief Deputy
United States Bankruptcy Court
Atrium Two, 221 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202‐4133

or by electronic mail to:

Attorney Advisory Committee Application