The court recognizes that some administrative and scheduling matters are best dealt with by emails between court staff and the relevant parties. But contact should not be made ex parte. See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9003(a). Rather, counsel for affected parties should be copied on communications. In Chapter 13 cases, a representative from the office of the Chapter 13 Trustee should be included as well.
Sarah Wood, Career Law Clerk
Jennifer Lopez, Courtroom Deputy
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