Local Rule 8004. SERVICE OF NOTICE OF APPEAL

(a) Service. Not later than three (3) business days after filing a notice of appeal, the clerk of the bankruptcy court will serve a copy of the notice of appeal on all parties to the appeal. A copy of the notice of appeal will also be sent to the clerk of the bankruptcy appellate panel, unless the appellant has filed a “statement of election to have the appeal heard by the district court instead of the bankruptcy appellate panel” under 28 U.S.C. § 158(c)(1) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 8001(e).

(b) Notification of bankruptcy appellate panel procedures. When the clerk of the bankruptcy appellate panel receives the notice of appeal, the clerk will notify the parties of the procedures and requirements relating to practice before the bankruptcy appellate panel.