Brown Bag 3/13/18: Chapter 11 Plan

Chapter 11 Brown Bag on March 13, 2018
Chapter 11 Plans: What’s New?

Please join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m. for a Chapter 11 Brown Bag featuring new developments in Chapter 11 plan and confirmation issues. Janet E. Bostwick will provide an update on recent cases and lead the discussion. This program is an annual favorite that you won’t want to miss! You can register for the program by using the link below:


Bankruptcy Symposium – March 23, 2018

American College of Bankruptcy/ Boston College Law School Bankruptcy Symposium

The Supreme Court and Bankruptcy: An Exploration of Practice and Recurring Issues Before the Court
Date: 3/23/2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Boston College, Newton Campus

Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, Mass.
Please register in advance at
Walk-ins welcome.

SAVE THE DATE: 3/23/18 – Bankruptcy Symposium

American College of Bankruptcy/ Boston College Law School Bankruptcy Symposium:

March 23, 2018
@ 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (reception to follow)

Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street, Newton, MA

PANEL #1: Leading Supreme Court practitioners will share their experiences and strategies for getting to and arguing before the Court.

PANEL #2: Bankruptcy experts and academics will share their perspectives on fundamental issues to which the Supreme Court has repeatedly returned, and that impact bankruptcy practice at every level of the judicial system.


Michael J. Goldberg, Casner & Edwards, LLP, First Circuit Regent
Email: [email protected]

Jay Geller, Law Office of Jay S. Geller, Chair of the First Circuit, Education program Committee
Email: [email protected]

1/9/18 Understanding and Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

Please join us at the BBA for the following brown bag lunch program (rescheduled from 11/14/17):

Understanding and complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Sign up here:

Program Description:

Attorneys that are involved in consumer litigation, class actions, bankruptcy, and collections work must understand and comply with the FDCPA. Violations of the FDCPA may lead to statutory liability, penalties and costly litigation.  This program will examine the basic requirements of the FDCPA and take an in-depth look at the recent cases on the law, including the Supreme Court cases Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson and Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. These Supreme Court decisions and cases interpreting them are changing the litigation landscape.  Commercial and consumer practitioners will benefit from the general FDCPA background and learning about the most recent FDCPA developments.

Registration Categories:

BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.

Non-Member – $100.00

Not a member? Join the BBA today for free-access to this program any many others. Members also receive discounted rates for CLE programs and Conferences.


Andrew Glass, K&L Gates LLP

Gregory N. Blase, K&L Gates LLP


The New Chapter 13 Plan Explained on 11/30/17!

The Boston Bar Association is sponsoring a free luncheon on the new Chapter 13 Plan form and the new Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, both of which taking effect soon.

The luncheon is going to be at the Boston Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the 12th floor library.  You do not need to be a BBA member to attend.  The program will provide a comprehensive review of the new plan and tips on properly completing it, as well as complying with the new Rules.  Lunch will be provided.  All are encouraged to attend.

The Panel:

  • Hon. Joan Feeney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Mary Sharon, Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Carolyn A. Bankowski, Chapter 13 Trustee
  • Patricia Anne Remer, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee
  • Nina M. Parker, Parker & Associates
  • Julie A. Ranieri, Korde & Associates, P.C.

Below is the link  to register.
Click here for additional information and registration

Practice and Procedure Alerts

Amendments to Rules and Forms

REMINDER, amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect on December 1, 2017. Access the amendments here: Corresponding changes to the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules (also effective December 1, 2017) have been implemented by Standing Order, and may be accessed here:

REMINDER, effective December 1, 2017, Official Local Forms 3 (Pre-Confirmation Chapter 13 Plan and Cover Sheet) and 3A (Post-Confirmation Amended Chapter 13 Plan) are rescinded and replaced with the new Official Local Form. You may view the new Official Local Form 3 (Pre-Confirmation Chapter 13 Plan and Cover Sheet) via the following link:

Additional changes to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Forms (effective December 1, 2017) have been implemented by Standing Order, and may be accessed here:

Court Calendar Information Now Available Through Bankruptcy Court’s Website

Access to real-time Court Calendar information is now available through the Bankruptcy Court’s website via the following link: For additional information regarding Court Calendar access, please visit the “News & Announcements” section of the Court’s website at:

Cape Calendar Announcement

The Bankruptcy Court has announced that effective January 1, 2018, the Court will suspend its “Cape Calendar.” For additional information, please visit the “News & Announcements” section of the Court’s website at: