9040-3. Certification.

Unless otherwise ordered, no later than 28 days after the initial status conference set in an Adversary Proceeding and whenever ordered by the Court in other matters, counsel and client shall sign, serve and file a certification of discussion and consideration of ADR options. The certification shall be filed on a form established for that purpose by the Court and in conformity with the instructions approved by the Court. If the client is a government or governmental agency, the certificate shall be signed by a person who meets the requirements of Civil L.R. 3-9(c). Counsel and client shall certify that both have:
(1) Read the information sheet entitled Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program Information Sheet;
(2) Discussed the available dispute resolution options provided by the Court and private entities; and
(3) Considered whether their case might benefit from any of the available dispute resolution options.