Notice Regarding Amended Procedures for Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearings Before Chief Judge Steven Rhodes

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2007

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NOTICE REGARDING AMENDED PROCEDURES
FOR CHAPTER 13 CONFIRMATION HEARINGS
BEFORE JUDGE STEVEN RHODES

Effective for confirmation hearings on or after November 14, 2007, the following shall apply in

Judge Rhodes’ chapter 13 cases:

1. By 4:30 p.m.on the Thursday before any confirmation hearing, whether the original
hearing or any adjourned hearing, the debtor shall email to the trustee and file a “Debtor’s
Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing Certificate” using the form that is available on the Court’s
website, www.mieb.uscourts.gov. Both Word and WordPerfect formatted versions of this
form are available. The trustee’s email for this purpose is swrconf@det13ksc.com. The
email address shall be used only for this purpose.

           (a) A debtor who is seeking a first adjournment of a confirmation hearing must
submit a proposed stipulation for adjournment to the Trustee no later than 4:30 p.m. on the
second Monday before the confirmation hearing date. The stipulation for adjournment must
contain the signature of any creditor who has filed a formal objection to confirmation.
         

          (b) A request for first adjournments of confirmation hearing does not relieve debtor’s
counsel of the obligation to comply with the Case Management Order or to timely file a
Confirmation Hearing Certificate. The Confirmation Hearing Certificate shall indicate that
a stipulation for adjournment with concurrence of objecting parties has been submitted to the
Trustee.