Rule 2003-1 Meeting of Creditors and Equity Security Holders.

(a)     Date and Place.  Any request to deviate from the general requirement that a debtor personally appear at a meeting under 11 U.S.C. § 341(a) must be made first to the United States trustee, or his designee. If the United States trustee denies the request, the debtor may file a motion with the court.

(b)     Attendance.  Debtor’s attorney should accompany debtor to a meeting under 11 U.S.C. § 341(a). If a debtor’s attorney is unable to attend, he or she must arrange for a partner, member, or regular associate of his or her firm to serve as counsel or for another attorney to attend, if permitted under the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

(c)     Adjournment/Continuance.  If the meeting under 11 U.S.C. § 341(a) has been called to order by the trustee, the trustee must orally announce the new date and time to the parties in attendance at the originally scheduled meeting.  The requirement, pursuant to F.R.B.P. 2003(e), that the presiding official, the trustee, file a statement specifying the date and time to which a meeting of creditors is adjourned may be satisfied by using the continued feature within the trustee interface of CM/ECF.

Part II - Officers and Administration; Notices; Meetings; Examinations; Elections; Attorneys and Accountants