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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Bankruptcy Local Rule 2016-1

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas requests comments on proposed changes to its local rules.

Bankruptcy Local Rule 2016-1. Professional Fees. This is formal notice that the Court intends to modify Bankruptcy Local Rule 2016-1 by adding subsection (b) to read as follows:

“In chapter 11 cases, retainers may be deposited with attorneys or accountants only (i) prior to the filing of the petition; or (ii) pursuant to a Court order, if paid after the filing of the petition.”

The complete text of proposed Bankruptcy Local Rule 2016-1.

Comments should be sent to The deadline for comments is May 17, 2010.