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- Published on 17 March 2014
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The judges have promulgated a new Standing Order (D. Kan. Bk. S.O. 14-1) pertaining to limited scope representation.
IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
STANDING ORDER 14-1
ORDER RENDERING D. KAN. RULE 83.5.8 LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION
INAPPLICABLE TO BANKRUPTCY COURT
Having consulted with the Bench and Bar Committee, the Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court recognize that the roles and duties of attorneys representing debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest in bankruptcy cases and proceedings frequently differ from those in civil and criminal proceedings in the United States District Court. Attorneys practicing in this Court routinely and permissibly limit the scope of their representation in certain situations, such as adversary proceedings and appearances for specific purposes. Therefore,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that D. Kan. Rule 83.5.8, except to the extent ordered below, shall not apply in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas without further order of the Court. The purpose of this Standing Order is to preserve the status quo of bankruptcy practice, without adding the additional pleadings required by D. Kan. Rule 83.5.8.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any attorney preparing a pleading, motion or other paper for a specific case or matter in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas must enter an appearance and sign the document.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no provision of this Standing Order in any way negates or avoids a lawyer’s duty to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct and any standards of practice established by this Court..
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Standing Order shall become effective March 17, 2014, and shall remain in effect until further order of the Court.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2014.
s/ Robert E. Nugent
ROBERT E. NUGENT
s/ Janice Miller Karlin
JANICE MILLER KARLIN
s/ Dale L. Somers
DALE L. SOMERS
s/ Robert D. Berger
ROBERT D. BERGER