Local Rule 7016.1. PRETRIAL PROCEDURES, CONSENT TO ENTRY OF FINAL ORDER OR JUDGMENT

(a) At the first scheduling conference for adversary proceedings or the first status conference for contested matters, the court will inquire whether the respective parties do or do not consent to the entry of final orders or judgment by the bankruptcy judge if it is determined that the bankruptcy judge, absent consent of the parties, cannot enter final orders or judgment consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution.

(b) Should any party fail to consent to the entry of final orders or judgment by the bankruptcy judge if it is determined that the bankruptcy judge, absent consent of the parties, cannot enter final orders or judgment consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution, then the bankruptcy court will, on motion of one of the parties or on the court’s own motion, determine and enter an order on whether the proceeding is a core proceeding not subject to entry of final orders or judgment by the bankruptcy court, unless the district court withdraws the reference first.