U.S. TRUSTEE PROGRAM IMPLEMENTS VIRTUAL
SECTION 341 MEETINGS OF CREDITORS
The U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 meetings of creditors via Zoom in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases in the Southern District of Florida. For more information, including joining a meeting and what documents to provide to the trustee prior to the meeting, click https://www.justice.gov/ust/moc.
The Zoom platform is for ALL meetings scheduled on or after October 1, 2023.
To participate, all participants need an electronic device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer) with a camera, speaker, microphone, and internet access. More details, including conditions in which a party other than the debtor may be able to appear by audio only, are identified in: INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING A ZOOM § 341(a) MEETING OF CREDITORS. Attorneys are highly encouraged to review the contents and inform the party they represent.
The instructions include the following:
- Essential requirements and prep.
- Downloading the Zoom application.
- Joining a Zoom meeting.
- Understanding the meeting controls.
- Troubleshooting and tips.
SAVE THE DATE…. Bar Training for the Southern District of Florida is scheduled for September 14, 2023, with a repeat training on September 28, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. [Click HERE to select a date]
Each served notice and docket entry will include the name of the trustee, the trustee’s unique Meeting ID Number, Passcode, and Dedicated Phone Number. Click here for a master list of each trustee’s Zoom information.
Sample docket entry:
“Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Meeting of Creditors & Notice of Appointment of Interim Trustee Smith, John. Meeting of Creditors to be held by Video Conference on 10/16/2023 at 08:30 AM at www.Zoom.us – Smith: Meeting ID 123 456 7899, Passcode 111222333, Phone (561) 555-1212. Deadline to Object to Discharge/Dischargeability is 12/15/2023. Proofs of Claim due by 10/31/2023. (Employee, Court) (Entered: 08/31/2023)”