The standing trustee office of Kenneth E. West (“Office”) will be conducting 341 meetings via conference telephone until further notice, as follows:

Office has 4 conference lines to perform 341 meetings. Each attorney in the Office will be assigned specific cases for a particular date, by times.

A listing of the cases and attorneys will be posted on Office web site. There will also be provided a conference telephone number and a passcode, to be used by attorneys, debtors, and creditors.

Debtor attorneys should forward to the Office a telephone number where they can be reached.

As close to the scheduled time as possible, the Office will call the debtor’s attorney, advising him/her to call in to the conference line, and notify his/her client to do so.

Once all parties are on the line, the meeting will begin. The standing trustee will first determine who is present.

Regarding identification, debtor’s counsel should have reviewed, in advance, government issued ID and 3rd party proof of Social Security Number. See Bankruptcy Rule 4002(b). Debtor’s counsel is required to submit an ATTORNEY DECLARATION REGARDING CONFIRMATION OF DEBTOR IDENTITY AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

Debtor’s counsel should have provided debtor(s) with signed copies of the petition, schedules, statements and related documents, with “wet” signatures, in advance.

All (mandatory) documents required to conduct the meeting should have been uploaded to the standing trustee, via Bankruptcy Documents (, prior to the meeting. These include tax returns (SSN redacted) or a certification that returns are not required, declaration regarding the oath and business questionnaire (if required).   Additionally, pay advices (or a certification of no pay advices) are required to be filed on the docket – only current pay stubs (advices) should be uploaded to the Office.

The standing trustee will ask the required questions, and any appropriate follow up questions. The Office will complete a 341 Minute Sheet, which will be transmitted to the attorney upon completion of the meeting. Failure to comply with this protocol may result in continuance of the meeting or dismissal of the case.