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BLR 2004-1. Examinations pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2004.

(a) Duty to Confer. Counsel and unrepresented persons have the duty to make a good faith effort to resolve by agreement among themselves any disputes with regard to an examination and production of documents under Bankruptcy Rule 2004, including its scheduling, its scope, its length, and the production of documents. Any objection to an order for a Rule 2004 examination, a motion to enforce compliance with such an order or with a subpoena under Bankruptcy Rule 9016, or a motion seeking to modify, limit, or quash such an order, must be accompanied by a statement certifying that counsel for the moving or objecting party or an unrepresented moving or objecting party has conferred, or made a good faith effort to confer, with opposing counsel or unrepresented parties in an attempt to resolve the controversy by agreement but that such efforts were not successful. A Bankruptcy Judge may require compliance with BLR 7037-1(e) in connection with this section.

(b) Examination by notice. Examinations and production of documents pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2004 may be initiated by notice if the entity to be examined consents. The notice must: specify the scope of the examination and the date, time, and place of the examination; describe any documents to be produced; and must be served upon the debtor, the debtor’s attorney, the Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 trustee, as appropriate, the United States Trustee, and the entity to be examined. The notice must be filed and served no less than seven days before the date set for the examination.

(c) Length of Examination. Unless the Bankruptcy Court orders otherwise, an examination pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2004 may not last more than six hours without the consent of the entity being examined.