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B-9010-1. APPEARANCES

(a)   Appearances: When Required 

(1)     Bankruptcy Cases 

Each attorney representing a party, whether in person or by filing any document [other than a proof of claim, a reaffirmation agreement, request pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P. 2002(g), or creditor change of address], must file a separate appearance for such party. An attorney who files a case for a Debtor using the Court’s electronic filing system and is designated as counsel for the Debtor in that process need not file a separate appearance for that case.

 (2)     Adversary Proceedings 

Counsel for the plaintiff, including Debtor’s counsel, shall file an appearance with the complaint. Counsel for a defendant, including Debtor’s counsel, shall file an appearance before filing any other pleading.

 (3)     Removed and Transferred Cases

Any attorney of record whose name does not appear on this Court’s docket following the removal of a case must file an appearance or a copy of the appearance as previously filed in the other venue.

Within twenty-one (21) days of removal or transfer of a case to this Court, any attorney of record who is not admitted to practice before this Court must either comply with this Court’s admission policy, as set forth in S.D. Ind. B-9010-3, or withdraw his/her appearance, as permitted under S.D.Ind. B-9010-2.

(b)   Content of Appearance; Service

The appearance shall include the attorney’s address, telephone number, and an e-mail address for electronic service. The appearance shall be served upon all counsel of record, the Debtor if not represented by counsel, and in an adversary proceeding on any party not represented by counsel. Any change to an appearance shall be filed with the Clerk and served upon all counsel of record, the Debtor if not represented by counsel, and in an adversary proceeding on any party not represented by counsel.