Ch. 7 Fee App / Final Account Procedures


1300 Clay St., 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

February 2, 2012


To: Lois Brady, Michael G. Kasolas, John Kendall, Paul Mansdorf, Tevis Thompson

cc: United States Trustee Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn Goldberg, Stinnett, Davis, & Linchey Kornfield, Paul, Nyberg & Kuhner Marshall & Ramos Pinnacle Law Group Stromsheim & Associates Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean Bachecki, Crom & Co. Kokjer, Pierotti, Maiocco & Duck

From:      Judge Roger L. Efremsky
Judge M. Elaine Hammond
Judge William J. Lafferty

Subject: Chapter 7 Fee Application and Final Account Hearings

In the interest of saving you and your professionals valuable time, we have decided to implement the following procedures. If we have failed to copy any of your regularly employed professionals, please forward a copy of this memorandum to them.

Effective July 14, 2008, Chapter 7 Trustees and their professionals may, but need not, personally appear at fee application and final account hearings in Oakland Division, unless an objection is on file or you receive notice from the court to appear, in which case you must appear. However, you must be available by telephone at the time of the hearing, in case an objecting party appears or the court has questions. Any person wishing to utilize this telephone standby procedure must contact the Courtroom Deputy by telephone or fax at least 24 hours in advance and provide your direct line. Absent this information, you will be required to attend the hearing.