UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
PART II OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION; NOTICES; MEETINGS; EXAMINATIONS; ELECTIONS; ATTORNEYS AND ACCOUNTANTS
RULE 2016-1 COMPENSATION OF PROFESSIONALS
A. Retainers. In chapter 9, 11 and 12 cases, attorneys and accountants shall deposit into a trust account all retainer funds received from the debtor pre-petition that had not been earned and applied pre-petition. No retainer funds shall be withdrawn without an order of the Court. Retainer funds in chapter 13 cases are governed by the procedures governing chapter 13 cases (Appendix C).
B. Fee Applications. All fee applications must substantially comply with the United States Trustee’s Guidelines for Reviewing Applications for Compensation & Reimbursement of Expenses filed under 11 U.S.C. § 330 unless otherwise authorized by the Court or the United States Trustee. The United States Trustee’s Guidelines are available at (http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/rules_regulations/guideline/index.htm).