Local Bankr. R. 2016-2 Compensation of Debtor’s Counsel in Chapter 13 Cases.
(a) Prepetition Retainers. The amount of any retainer received by the Debtor’s counsel paid within one year before the filing of the petition in bankruptcy or agreed to be paid for services rendered or to be rendered in contemplation of or in connection with the bankruptcy case shall be included in the Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor, Form B2030.
(b) Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, if the Debtor’s counsel's total amount of fees prior to entry of a confirmation order is $4,000.00 or less, the Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor, Form B2030 shall be sufficient and the filing of an itemized application for compensation shall be excused.
(c) Nothing in this Rule shall be construed to limit the Court’s discretion to review the amount of fees paid to or agreed to be paid to the Debtor’s counsel, and to enter appropriate orders allowing, disallowing, disgorging, or reducing such fees.