- Generally. District Local Rule 16.3, concerning Mediation shall be applicable in all adversary proceedings and contested matters as directed by the Bankruptcy Court.
- Mortgage Modification and Other Specialty Mediations. For Mortgage Modification Mediations, see the Court’s website for orders, procedures, forms and instructions. The Court may establish procedures, policies and orders to deal with other specialty mediations. Otherwise, other specialty mediations shall be conducted pursuant to orders or procedures adopted on a case by case basis.
Advisory Committee Notes
The amended rule includes stylistic changes to refer to applicable forms and the Local Rules Links page that provides links to various Official Forms and Local Forms. At the time of this amendment, the Bankruptcy Court maintains a separate Mortgage Modfication Mediation page that is itself linked from the Local Rules Links page.
The amended rule includes both stylistic and substantive changes. The format of subdivisions is changed to maintain a consistent style across all rules. Subdivision (A) is amended to add a subdivision heading distinct from new subdivision (B) and to simplify the reference to the applicable district rule. New subdivision (B) is created to provide notice to practitioners of the Court’s authority to craft mediation orders specific to meet systemic or recurring issues as they arise.