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How is a Panel Trustee appointed to a specific case?

The United States Trustee usually institutes a program at the local level which insures that a Panel Trustee is selected on a random basis to handle all Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.  The Panel Trustee is selected at random to insure that debtors or their attorneys do not "trustee shop"for a specific Panel Trustee.  It also assures a Panel Trustee that he/she has an equal chance to get appointed to a case that may have significant assets to administer.  If the Panel Trustee has a conflict in a specific case, he/she may withdraw by giving notice to the United State Trustee.  Panel Trustee case loads vary between several hundred cases a year to several thousand depending on the location of the Panel Trustee.

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