Rule 9029-1 Attorney Advisory Committee.
The court will appoint a committee of attorneys who regularly practice in the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to advise the court on issues identified by the court and by the members of the bar.
(a) Membership. The committee consists of the three judges of the court, the Assistant U.S. trustee for the District, or his or her designee, the chapter 13 trustee, or his or her designee, the President of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, or his or her designee, and eight attorneys who are engaged in bankruptcy practice in the District and who represent the diverse interests of the District. The bankruptcy attorney members of the committee will be appointed by the Chief Judge after consultation with the other judges of the court and the President of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association. The names of the committee members will be posted on the court’s website (www.pamb.uscourts.gov). The clerk, or his or her designee, will serve as the secretary of the committee, and may invite staff to attend the meetings in order to facilitate the discussion of agenda items.
(b) Term of Office. Each bankruptcy attorney members of the committee will serve a three-year term, beginning January 1 of each year. In the event of a vacancy on the committee, the Chief Judge will select a bankruptcy attorney to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term.
(c) Meetings. The committee will meet quarterly or as otherwise determined by the Chief Judge. All minutes of the committee meetings will be posted on the court’s website (www.pamb.uscourts.gov).
(d) Duties. The committee will advise the court on matters of court administration and serve as a liaison between the bankruptcy bar and the court on administrative matters. The Committee, or designated subcommittees thereof, will make any studies and render any reports and recommendations requested by the Court. The Committee, or designated subcommittees thereof, will recommend amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms.