Application for Compensation     Modified 03/29/2004

 

OVERVIEW

 

An Application for Compensation is filed by the debtor's attorney (usually in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 cases) to receive a court order awarding them compensation for their services and reimbursement of expenses.

 

Applications for Compensation are also filed by the attorney for a Creditors' Committee, attorney for a court appointed Trustee (Chapter 11), and other professional persons that have been employed in the case.

 

Generally, the attorney for a Chapter 7 Trustee will file his/her Application for Compensation with the Final Account. See instructions for Final Accounts.

 

See D. Kan. L.B.R. 2016.1

 

PROCEDURE

 

        1. Select Bankruptcy

        2. Select Motions/Applications

        3. Enter case number and click Next

        4. Verify correct case number and caption

        5. Select Compensation

        1. Indicate if this is a joint filing with another attorney(s)

        2. Select Additional attorneys if appropriate

        1. Select Party or Add/Create Party

          • The Party Attorney Association screen may display.  Indicate the party you represent.

 

Note

Adding the professional to the party list at this point does not add them as a party to the case. They will appear on the pick list solely for the purpose of recording the request for fees and expenses.  

 

  • If you are the attorney filing for Compensation on your own behalf, select the party(s) you represent.

  • If you are the attorney filing for Compensation for another professional, select that party.

  • If you are the trustee filing for Compensation on your own behalf, select your name.

  • If you are the trustee filing for Compensation for other professionals, select your name as well as the party or parties.

  • If the PROFESSIONAL is  already a party on the case, you will be able to select them from this screen. Otherwise click on the Add/Create Party to add the new applicant(s) to the party list.  If there are multiple applicants on one application, each applicant should be added at this time.

 

 

        1. Browse, verify and attach the Motion/Application (pdf file)  

          • Attach supporting documents, if applicable.

        1. Certificate of Service Included?

        2. Specify and click Next

Note

The FEE PROCESSING screen will present each party selected on the Select the Party screen. Data entered on this screen are recorded in the professional fees and expenses record for inclusion on the Professional Fees Applied For/Awarded report.

 

A Party and/or a Filer check box may appear for each party.

  • Check the Filer box for the filer of the application.

  • If the party is not currently a party to the case, the Party check box appears below the Professional Type list. If you check this Party box, the name will appear on the Party pick list for this case in future processing.

 

The professional fee record will be created regardless if the applicant is a permanent party on the case.

 

The Professional Type must be selected to record the applicant’s role in the case. The Professional Type for the applicant will be listed on the Professional Fees Awarded report.

 

Enter the amount(s) in the Fee and Expense fields in dollars and cents. Do NOT  enter $ or commas.

 

        1. Complete the section concerning the type of professional being compensated, the dates (From and To) the work was performed, the fee requested and/or the expense requested.

        2. Check which party/attorney is the filer.  In some cases, the professional may be both the party requesting compensation and the filer.

        3. If the filer is a Trustee filing for compensation on behalf of another professional then: Check FILER box below trustee’s name and select proper professional type; DO NOT include date(s), fee and expense information for trustee record and select professional type, check PARTY box option, record date(s), fee and expense information for professional for which compensation is requested.

        4. If the filer is a Debtor’s attorney filing for compensation on his/her own behalf or on behalf of law firm then record professional type, date, fee and expense information for attorney or law firm.

        5. If the filer is a Trustee filing for compensation on his/her own behalf then include professional type, date, fee and expense information in one trustee record.

        1. Click Next

        2. Modify docket text as appropriate

 

WARNING: Verify filing entry information is correct before submitting the Final Docket Text.

 

        1. Save the Notice of Electronic Filing.