The court’s standing advisory committee is composed of the judges of the court, the president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Clerk of Court, representatives from the office of the U.S. Attorney and U.S. Trustee, the Chapter 12 and 13 trustees, and six rotating positions representing various stakeholders and designated as Creditor/Consumer, Debtor/Consumer, Out of District, and Panel Trustee.
The committee, in addition to discussing topics of general interest, also serves as the court’s Local Rules Advisory Committee. A committee meeting is scheduled each year at Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, Washington, in conjunction with the Bankruptcy Bar Association’s annual seminar. Other meetings are scheduled throughout the year as needed. The rotating members serve two-year terms, which expire following the June meeting. Members are selected by the judges. Nominations or applications for membership on the committee should be sent by letter to Bev Benka, Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 2164, Spokane, WA 99210-2164, or via email to Beverly_Benka@waeb.uscourts.gov.