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Tacoma Washington
Welcome to the home page for the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee in Tacoma Washington. This website is designed to serve as a resource to the Chapter 13 community. Our office is committed to excellence and we strive to provide a high level of trust and service to the participants in the Tacoma/Vancouver areas.

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10/1/2017 - TRUSTEE FEE

Effective 10/1/2017 the Trustee fee for cases administered by Michael G. Malaier is 5.25%.  This rate will be effective for receipts received on 10/1/2017.

10/26/2017 & 11/6/2017 - BENCH BAR MEETINGS


As you all know, the local rules have been amended to comport with new national rules, including a new local form plan for Chapter 13.  To increase our familiarity with the new plan and rules, and to answer any questions, our judges have scheduled formal Bench/Bar meetings in Tacoma and Vancouver.  Given that the new rules will go into effect on December 1, this is a fantastic opportunity to “get ahead of the curve.”  Please feel free to bring your office staff.  I am looking forward to seeing you all.

The confirmed dates for the Bench Bar meetings for Tacoma and Vancouver are as follows:

Tacoma:  October 26, 2017 beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Courthouse in the Jury Room

Vancouver:  November 6, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Courtroom


/Greetings practitioners!


This first year has been flying by, and I feel remiss in not having yet scheduled a TIPS meeting.  That said, my preference is for a less formal, more social hour (or two) where we can meet, discuss Chapter 13, or simply re-connect.  So, I’m hoping you can make it to the Harmon on August 25, from 4:00 to 6:00.  Drop in, have a snack, chat, etc.  I will provide the food.  Please also invite your staff, as I will be inviting mine.


To help in planning the food order, please RSVP to Tracy by August 18. 


Looking forward to seeing you all,


Michael G. Malaier

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee