Applications for Attorney Advisory Committee Members

Friday, February 14, 2020

  Applications for Attorney Advisory Committee Members

The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio is seeking membership for the Attorney Advisory Committee. The Committee serves as a resource that the Judges and the Clerk 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 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 consists of a cross‐section of attorneys to ensure geographic and practice diversity. The Committee currently consists of a Chapter 11 subcommittee and a Consumer/Small Business subcommittee.

Current projects include:

Reviewing Local Bankruptcy Rules regarding Chapter 11 cases;

Reviewing the no-look fee in Chapter 13 cases; and

Enhancing the Court’s public website.

The full Committee meets once a year at an in‐person meeting. The subcommittees meet three times per year via video conference. Additional meetings may be scheduled as necessary.

Any attorney interested in serving on the Attorney Advisory Committee should submit the attached form on or before March 16, 2020, by mail to:

Laura Faulkner, Chief Deputy Clerk
United States Bankruptcy Court
Atrium Two, 221 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202‐4133

or by electronic mail to:

 Application Form for Attorney Advisory Committee

Richard Jones
Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court