ACTION ITEM: from Adopting Model Local Rules Post

Action Item–A Plan. Here is a plan for immediate leadership action by one or more enterprising professionals in each jurisdiction that is deficient on local mediation rules:

1. Gather a group of bankruptcy professionals to develop and execute a plan for garnering support among bankruptcy bar groups, the U.S. Trustee’s Office and the judges [and especially the judges] for adopting local mediation rules;

2. Seek formal appointment of a local Bankruptcy Mediation Committee to prepare a document adapting the Model Local Rules for inclusion into existing Local Rules; and

3.  Pursue formal adoption of the proposed rules.