(a) Delegated Jurisdiction. Bankruptcy judges are judicial officers serving in the unit of the District Court known as the Bankruptcy Court. Each Bankruptcy Judge shall perform the duties set forth and may exercise the authority conferred in Section 104 of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub.L. No. 98-353, 98 Stat. 333 (July 11, 1984) (as amended, codified as 28 U.S.C. §§ 151-58) with respect to any case, action, suit, or proceeding and may preside alone and hold a regular or special session of the Bankruptcy Court, except as otherwise provided by law or by Rule or order of the Bankruptcy Court.
(b) Jury Trials in Bankruptcy Court. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 157(e), the Bankruptcy Judges are specially designated to conduct jury trials where the right to a jury trial applies. This jurisdiction is subject to the express consent of all parties pursuant to the procedure set forth in BLR 9015-1.