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BLR 5071-4. Attorney Conflicts: Appearances Before the Bankruptcy Court.

(a) When an attorney is scheduled to appear on a day certain in the Bankruptcy Court and another court, and after consultation at the earliest reasonable opportunity, the scheduling conflict cannot be informally resolved with opposing counsel (or an unrepresented party) and with the bankruptcy courtroom deputy, the attorney must give prompt written notice of the conflict as specified below.

(b) The attorney must submit prompt notice of the conflict by delivering a letter not less than seven days prior to the date of conflict to each bankruptcy courtroom deputy, to the chambers of other non-bankruptcy court judges, and to counsel for other affected parties (or to any unrepresented parties), together with a proposed resolution of the conflicts setting forth the proposed order of matters to be tried with a listing of the time and date of each hearing or trial and the date each matter was set for hearing or trial. In the absence of objection from counsel for an opposing party (or an unrepresented party) or the courts affected, the proposed order of conflict resolution stands. The parties should not docket the notice of the conflict.

(c) An attorney shall have a conflict under this rule only if the attorney certifies in the written notice of conflict that:

(1) the attorney is lead counsel in two or more of the actions affected; and

(2) the matters cannot be adequately handled, and the client’s interest adequately protected, by other counsel for the party in the action or by other attorneys in lead counsel’s firm; and

(3) after communication with opposing counsel (or an unrepresented party) and communication with the appropriate courtroom deputy or deputies and the other affected courts, the conflict cannot be resolved.