THE COURT: Okay, Ms. Galope.
MS. GALOPE: Yes, good morning, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Good morning.
MS. GALOPE: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to be heard in front of you. On the matter of the intertwined representation by counsel, I guess I have put forth all of the arguments I have made, and I'm just waiting for the Court to decide on that matter.
THE COURT: Well, tell me what it is you want the Court to do.
MS. GALOPE: Well, basically, Your Honor, this is a bankruptcy, and what I'm seeing is counsel -- there's so many counsels here, I don't know how to count them. Some of them may not be here. And my understanding is that the trust -- the trustee should be represented by a disinterested party. And what I’m seeing here is he is represented by the counsel from a former creditor, the major creditor of this bankruptcy who actually did get the lion's share of the allowances here, is also representing the trustee now. Now, it brings the question, what is the nature of the relationship here of the counsel, now, with the trustee and with the creditors before them. Now, Mr. -- Counselor Root has made mention of several situations where previous cases have this scenario before where counsel represented many parties like the debtor -- the same way that is happening here. Now, while it had happened so many times before, that does not make6it right. There's rules of the court that says you can only do so by -- counsel from the debtor should represent the counse from the trustee.
THE COURT: Tell me specifically what you would like me to order today.
MS. GALOPE: Well, Your Honor, as a pro se litigant here today, I am just as handicapped as many of the pro se litigants here, and to be fighting against -- litigating against counsels in their expertise and there are so many of them, the scales of justice is just so tipped to one side. And I just would like to, with your blessing, Your Honor, let it be a fair playing field. And it's up to the Court to decide on that.
THE COURT: Okay, but you need to tell me what it is you would like me to do to achieve the goal that you just stated.
MS. GALOPE: Like, you know, let me tell you what happened when I was looking for all these binders, Your Honor.It was so hard for someone like me who is also working and taking care of my parents and to be up against these professionals who do this day in and day out. And I may just fail on a technicality here. So if the Court would probably be -- accord me some leeway here, like my binders, for instance, they don't have the tabs like the Court so requests. And some leeway here, Your Honor.
THE COURT: All right. Ms. Galope, let's just leave it this way. I see no discernable relief that you've even asked for or that I can grant in the way of the motion that's listed at number 14 on the agenda today. But when you say to me "as someone who represents themselves, will you grant me some leeway", that's typically what we do here.