(a) General Requirements
(1) The first document filed by an attorney-in-fact in a case shall be accompanied by a copy of the power of attorney authorizing the signer to act on behalf of the filing party. The power of attorney shall be either a general power of attorney authorizing the attorney-in-fact to take any action which the principal could take or a special or limited power of attorney authorizing the attorney-in-fact to file the document.
(2) The power of attorney shall:
(A) be in writing, signed by the principal and properly notarized;
(B) provide the attorney-in-fact’s name, mailing address, telephone number and email address; and
(C) be properly executed and valid under applicable non-bankruptcy law.
(3) An attorney-in-fact that files a petition on behalf of a Debtor shall appear at the Meeting of Creditors to respond to trustee inquiries regarding the commencement of the case.
(4) The attorney-in-fact may not complete either the pre-petition credit counseling requirement or post-petition financial management course on the debtor’s behalf.
(b) Court Review
On its own motion or the motion of a party in interest, the Court may order a hearing to review the power of attorney and the attorney-in-fact’s authority.