Zoom & Telephonic 341 Meetings

Information and Instructions

Due to the public health crisis related to COVID-19 and the General Order entered by the Court on March 27, 2020, the meeting of creditors in the cases on the following page will be conducted via Zoom or telephonically as set forth below. Debtors without Zoom access should contact their attorney to make other arrangements.

Debtors, their attorneys and any other party appearing should connect to the Zoom link found on this website at least 5 minutes before the time designated by the Debtor’s name on the calendar. Parties will be routed to a Waiting Room until the Debtor’s case is called. All parties should ensure they have audio and video capability prior to connecting to the Zoom session. Debtors should direct any questions they may have to their attorney.

Zoom Meeting Guidelines

If the trustee assigned to the case(s) in which you are a party is John F. Logan, you should visit his website at ralch13.com for information on the policies and procedures applicable in his cases.

IF JOSEPH A. BLEDSOE, III IS THE TRUSTEE ASSIGNED TO THE CASE(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE A PARTY, THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE OBSERVED WITH RESPECT TO ALL ZOOM 341 MEETINGS:

The first Zoom 341 Meetings will be conducted for cases on the Greenville calendar scheduled for February 22, 2022.

The Fayetteville 341 Meetings scheduled for February 25, 2022 and the Wilmington 341 Meetings scheduled for March 1, 2022 will be conducted telephonically.

Effective with the March 4, 2022, all 341 Meetings for cases assigned to Joseph A. Bledsoe, III will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Everyone will initially be routed to a Waiting Room when they click on the Zoom link.  Debtors and attorneys should make sure they are connected to the Zoom session with audio and video capability at least 5 minutes before their scheduled time.  Debtors, attorneys and creditors will be admitted to the Zoom session when the debtor’s case is ready to be called.

Please read the following guidelines in regard to Zoom 341 Meetings: 

  1. Make sure you are identifiable by name when you connect to the Zoom link.  Nicknames may lead to not being recognized when it is time for your case to be called.
  2. Have your photo ID and SSN verification in hand when you connect to the Zoom link.
  3. All Debtors and Joint Debtors will need to appear for examination.
  4. In the event there is an interruption in the internet connection, please try to connect again by re-clicking on the “Join Zoom” link on our website.
  5. Dress appropriately.
  6. Ensure you have the capability to connect via audio and video.

Telephonic Meeting Guidelines

If the trustee assigned to the case(s) in which you are a party is John F. Logan, you should visit his website at ralch13.com for information on the policies and procedures applicable in his cases.

IF JOSEPH A. BLEDSOE, III IS THE TRUSTEE ASSIGNED TO THE CASE(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE A PARTY, THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE OBSERVED WITH RESPECT TO ALL TELEPHONICALLY HELD 341 MEETINGS:

  1. ALL CALLS WILL BE RECORDED.

  2. To obtain the call-in number and time for the case(s) in which you are interested, find the date for the 341 Meeting in which you are interested on the previous webpage and click on the link. This will take you to a calendar where all cases scheduled to be heard on any particular day will be listed.

  3. Call the conference line number shown on the calendar approximately 3 minutes before the time your meeting is scheduled to begin. For example, if the meeting in which you are interested is scheduled for 12:00 noon, call the assigned number at 11:57. PLEASE DO NOT CALL IN EARLIER THAN 3 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TIME.

  4. Mute the call until your case is called. DO NOT place the call on hold.

  5. When a case is called, a clerk will: (1) verify that each debtor and his or her attorney is present; (2) request each debtor to affirm that the testimony they will give during the meeting is true and accurate; and (3) request any creditor in attendance on the line to identify themselves. During these steps, please do not speak until you are requested to do so.

  6. The trustee or his representative will begin the examination by asking a series of questions. After the trustee or his representative has finished, any creditor on the call will be given an opportunity to ask questions, as well.
  7. Speak clearly.

  8. Limit all background noise while your meeting is being held.

  9. DO NOT use a speaker phone unless two or more persons are appearing on the same line (for example, a debtor and attorney using a speaker phone in the attorney’s office, or joint debtors using the same telephone at home).

  10. Debtors without phone access should consult with their attorney as to how to proceed.

  11. All parties appearing on the call, including counsel and creditors, are to be at a set location and not in transit at the time set for the meeting. Full attention to the questions being asked will be expected.

  12. Only debtors and their counsel, along with creditors or interested parties, will be permitted on the call. “Moral support” or supplementary answers provided by friends or family cannot be allowed.

  13. In addition to picture ID and proof of their social security number, debtors are expected to have available their Plan, schedules, and statements for review during the examination.

  14. Time is limited. Counsel are encouraged to discuss any known issues with the case or a proposed plan prior to the 341 Meeting, when possible. Creditors are encouraged to notify the trustee’s office in advance if you believe questioning cannot be completed within the time allotted for the meeting, as shown on the calendar.

For 341 Meeting Calendars By Date:​