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 NEVER be made ex parte. See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9003(a). Rather, counsel for affected parties should be copied on all communications. The trustee in chapter 7, 11 (where applicable), 12, and 13 cases should also be copied. A representative from the U.S. Trustee’s office should be copied in cases where the debtor in possession is acting as the trustee.
Because it is difficult to include all affected parties on phone calls, you must communicate with the chambers about pending cases only through email. Please include both law clerks and the courtroom deputy on your email.