Due to the COVID- 19 Emergency your 341 Meeting of Creditors has been changed to a
Telephone hearing. You may call in from your home or come into the office whatever you are more comfortable with. If you are married debtors please try to call in on separate phones as it is easier to hear and less background noise if you are not on speakerphone.
The Debtor or Debtors (hereafter "Debtor'') and his or her attorney are required to call the Meet- Me Line (and enter the passcode followed by the pound# sign) at least 10 minutes prior to the time the case is scheduled to be called. (The Debtor and attorney do not need to be in the same physical location - each can call in separately.) While waiting on the line, please remain quiet a n d p u t y o u r p h o n e o n mu t e if there is another case in progress.
The trustee, after making a periodic announcement of date and time, will call the next case.
When your case is called, the Debtor, Debtor's attorney, creditors and other parties appearing for the case should announce their presence. The trustee will then swear-in the Debtor. After the oath has been administered, the Debtor's attorney is required to make a statement on the record indicating they have personally verified the Debtor's identity and social security number. It is expected that the attorney will have personally viewed the documents verifying the Debtor's identity and social security number, either in person or by video, in advance of the Section 341meeting. The attorney must indicate what original documents they viewed, that the description on the documents matches the Debtor and that the social security number matches the number that appears on the Section 341meeting notice.
In the event that verification of the identity of the Debtor or the social security number is
not possible, the meeting will be continued to another time and date.
Please be patient and flexible during this COVID-19 Emergency. We are trying to meet the
needs of all parties and avoid in-person meetings of any kind. These procedures are subject to change and we will notify you of any changes