Ed Boltz and Pam Stewart discussed how to present and support a request to increase the flat fees in a chapter 13 bankruptcy. With the additional work required to comply with the amended bankruptcy rules and forms, you may have an opportunity to request a fee increase in your cases. The panel discussed how they personally made these requests in their districts along with expected challenges. In addition NACBA presened the results of a survey of flat fees across the country and an example spreadsheet to use to demonstrate the predicted time and cost to take a chapter 13 to a discharge. This is important information you can use to potentially increase your income to match your increased work.