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Employment of Professionals

Local Rule Number: 
Rule 2014-1
2000 Series

(A)       Attorneys.  Applications seeking approval to employ an attorney for a debtor in possession or trustee will be considered only upon submission of the Local Form “Debtor in Possession’s Application for Employment of Attorney” or “Trustee’s Application for Employment of Attorney” accompanied by the Local Forms “Affidavit of Proposed Attorney for Debtor in Possession/Trustee” and “Order Approving Employment of [Debtor in Possession’s/Trustee’s] Attorney”.  Applications shall also include a copy of any executed Engagement Letter or Retention Agreement. If an Engagement Letter or Retention Agreement is supplemented or modified in writing, applicant shall timely file a copy of the supplement or modification.

☞2015 Amendment: Section (A) amended to add requirement to file a copy of the Engagement Letter/Retention Agreement and to update the application with supplements or amendments to the Engagement Letter/Retention Agreement.

(B)       Auctioneers.  Applications seeking approval to employ an auctioneer will be considered only upon submission of the Local Form “Application for Approval of Employment of Auctioneer” in accordance with Local Rule 6005-1.

[Comment: See also Bankruptcy Rule 2014(a) (all professionals’ applications shall be accompanied by a verified statement of disinterestedness) and Bankruptcy Rule 6003(a) (interim and final relief following commencement of case – applications for employment) and Local Rules 2016-1 (compensation of professionals), 6005-1 (auctioneers), and 2090-1 and 9010-1 (attorneys).]