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(a) Attorneys. In order to qualify for service as a Mediator, each attorney applicant shall certify to the court that the applicant:

(1) Is, and has been, a member in good standing of the bar of any state or of the District of Columbia for at least 5 years;

(2) Is a member in good standing of the federal courts for the Western District of Washington;

(3) Has served as the principal attorney of record in a combination of at least 10 bankruptcy cases or adversary proceedings from commencement to conclusion; and

(4) Is willing to:

(A) serve as a Mediator for at least a two year term of appointment;

(B) undertake to evaluate, mediate, and facilitate settlement of Matters no fewer than once each quarter of that term, subject only to unavailability due to conflicts, personal or professional commitments, or other matters which would make such service inappropriate; and (C) participate as a Mediator in not less than two Matters per year on a pro bono basis, as described in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9051-1(1).

(5) Attorneys who do not have the bankruptcy experience required in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9042-2(a)(3), but who have adequate mediation training and experience to otherwise qualify for appointment as Mediators, may submit an application for appointment provided they satisfy the requirements of Local Bankruptcy Rules 9042-2(a)(1), (2), and (4).

(b) Non-attorney Mediators. Each non-attorney applicant shall submit a statement of professional qualifications, experience, training and other information demonstrating, in the applicant’s opinion, why the applicant should be appointed to the Panel. In addition, such applicants shall also make the same certification required of attorney applicants as set forth in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9042- 2(a)(4).