Posts Categorized: Bankruptcy

BBA Webinar: Expanding Access for Low-Income and Elder Clients to Pro Bono Bankruptcy Relief Tues., May 25th 12:00-1:00pm Online

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The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

Join our Bankruptcy Law Section for a Lunch and Learn co-hosted by the Volunteer Lawyers’ Project (VLP) and Greater Boston Legal Services (GLBS) to learn how you can help assist low-income and elder clients preparing and filing their bankruptcy petitions. We anticipate the need for volunteer lawyers will increase in the months and years ahead and want to prepare willing lawyers to address the need when it arises regardless of whether those clients are referred through VLP or GBLS.

BBA Webinars & Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Webinar: LIVE EVENT- Bankruptcy and Taxes: An Overview of IRS Practice and Procedure Tues., March 16th 3-4:30 pm Online

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The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

During this 90 minute program, the IRS Insolvency Group will explain their practices and processes for handling bankruptcy cases, discuss common tax issues that arise in bankruptcy proceedings, and review the best practices for resolving them. Please note that this program will not be recorded, and will only be accessible live on March 16th via Zoom. Please reach out to the BBA staff contact listed below with any questions.

BBA Webinars & Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Virtual Event: Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench Thurs., Feb. 25th 5:30-6:30pm Online

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The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom and Remo. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the link.

Are you a young lawyer who is tired of never having your day in virtual Court? Today is your lucky day!

Back by popular demand for the second time, the BBA’s Bankruptcy Law Section is hosting the Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench program to give new lawyers their day in Court (virtually, this year!). Participating attendees will have the great opportunity to argue a “mock” motion before esteemed Bankruptcy Judges and an audience of fellow New Lawyers in a virtual courtroom.  Those attendees who don’t argue a motion will have the great opportunity to observe their peers, learn tips and strategies about oral advocacy, ask the Judges questions during the Q&A segment, and make new connections during the Program’s networking segment. 

If you would like to argue a motion, please email Michael Jusczyk at MJusczyk@seyfarth.com. Please reach out to the BBA staff contact listed below with any questions.

BBA Webinars & Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Webinar: Virtual Lunch Bunch with the Honorable Janet Bostwick & Melvin Hoffman Thurs, Jan. 21st 2:30-3:30pm Online

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Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee for an interactive discussion with the Honorable Janet Bostwick & Melvin Hoffman. The discussion will largely focus on grants of relief from stay in a post-COVID-19 “bankruptcy world,” but will also touch on various other topics and areas of focus of the Consumer Bankruptcy Bar pertinent to the start of the new year and the projected surge in bankruptcy filings resulting from the pandemic.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. A link to join the program will be provided to registrants prior to the date of the event. Please reach out to the BBA staff contact listed below with any questions.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Webinar: Fundamentals, Insights and Tips from Chapter 7 Panel Trustees for the Bankruptcy Practitioner Tues., Dec. 1st 1-2pm online

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Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee for an interactive discussion with the members of the Chapter 7 Trustee Panel for the District of Massachusetts. Panelists will include Chapter 7 Trustees Jonathan Goldsmith, Donald Lassman, and Anne White, who will present their best suggestions and observations about the representation of bankruptcy clients.  Topics will include pre-bankruptcy filing considerations, the types of debtor documentation that must be furnished to a Chapter 7 Trustee, an explanation of the telephonic Section 341 meeting process, and post-Section 341 meeting topics of concern.  The Trustees will also conduct a mock Section 341 meeting to illustrate the Trustees’ typical examination process and to identify potential practitioner pitfalls. 

This event will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. A link to log onto the virtual discussion will be provided by the BBA to all registrants prior to the event.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Webinar: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics Training Thurs. 11/19 9am-1pm Online

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During these unprecedented times, your skills as an attorney are needed more than ever.  Although COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the lives of all, those who live below the poverty level have been hit the hardest. This is particularly true for those who have suffered a loss of income and increased debt.  It is anticipated by experts that the number of bankruptcy filings will substantially increase in the wake of the pandemic, so your volunteerism is especially crucial now.

To help meet this need, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) is offering a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics Training for volunteer attorneys.  This training will provide you with the building blocks of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy laws and procedures, and allow you to deepen your skills for your private practice and pro bono cases. Attendees will also learn about the different legal aid organizations that provide pro bono services and are looking for attorney volunteers. Please join us and become part of the response effort to help lessen the financial impact of the pandemic on our most vulnerable community members.  This experienced panel for the training includes a former federal bankruptcy judge.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Webinar: Virtual Lunch Bunch with the Honorable Janet Bostwick & Frank Bailey Thurs., 11-5-20 @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm On-Line

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Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee for an interactive discussion with the Honorable Janet Bostwick & Frank Bailey. The discussion will largely focus on mortgage forbearances in accordance with state and federal legislation enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The judges also intend to discuss and seek comments from the Bar concerning Chapter 13-day court procedures and protocols under the new telephonic model necessitated by the current public health climate.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. A link to join the program will be provided to all registrants by the program date. Please reach out to the BBA staff contact listed below with any questions.

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Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

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BBA Webinar: CLE- Mediation in Small Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 10/20 2-6pm online

BBA Webinar: CLE- Mediation in Small Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link. 

This four-hour CLE course is a compliment to the introductory session on Mediation for Consumer Bankruptcy Cases offered on September 16, 2020, which can be viewed here.  This session offers a deeper dive into the topic through the perspectives of an experienced panel which includes two former federal bankruptcy judges.  The session will build on the fundamental concepts explained in the prior session through role-playing and facilitated discussion.  While attendees are encouraged to review the prior session, doing so is not mandatory.  Participants should come willing to learn how to help consumer clients solve financial problems in and out of court using mediation.  

Registration Categories:
Premier Member – Free. Included as part of Membership
Sponsor Firm Government Lawyer/ Legal Services – Free. Included as part of Membership
BBA Member – Free. Included as part of membership.
BBA Member – Free. Included as part of membership.
Non-Member – $140.00
Law Student – Free. Included as part of membership.

BBA Webinars &  Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here .

This CLE program is free for BBA members. If you are not a BBA member and are interested in joining, contact dnewton@bostonbar.org for a special membership deal for Bankruptcy practitioners.

BBA Webinar: CLE- Mediation in Small Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

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Contact:

Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

REGISTER HERE!

BBA Virtual Event: Bankruptcy Section Fall Welcome Event (with Remarks from the Bankruptcy Court) 10/6, 4-5:30 PM online

BBA Virtual Event: Bankruptcy Section Fall Welcome Event (with Remarks from the Bankruptcy Court)

Please join the Bankruptcy Law Section as we kick off the 2020-2021 year of programming.  Come meet the Section co-chairs and learn about our committees and various initiatives, and hear from the Section co-chairs on their plan for this year’s programming. You will also hear from the District of Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court about the Court’s operations and re-entry planning. This program will take place online via Zoom.
 
This will be a great opportunity to learn how you can volunteer for some of the Section’s initiatives, sign up to speak at our Brown Bag or other programs, or submit your program ideas and suggestions.
 
This event is free and open to all members and non-members. If you have any questions, please email the contact listed below.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):

Contact:

Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

Register here!

BBA Webinar: Mediation Training for Consumer Bankruptcy Cases (9/16 12-1pm)

The BBA presents live webinars via Zoom. Access to this program is free, included as part of your member benefit. Please register through your BBA account at least two hours before the start of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link. The link will be emailed to registrants on a rolling basis beginning 72 hours before the start of the program. If you have not received a link within one-hour of the program start, please email the BBA contact listed below.

COVID-19 has injected an insolvency component into numerous situations and disputes. This Bankruptcy Section kickoff program is designed to provide attendees with basic information about the use of mediation to help solve intractable issues arising in consumer matters.   As a cost-effective and voluntary process, mediation provides parties and counsel with an opportunity to resolve matters outside of the traditional adversarial nature of the legal system.  In certain situations, mediation may lead to outcomes that are not typically obtainable within an adjudicated proceeding such as improved personal and business relationships.  The focus of this session will be on understanding the fundamental components of mediation including when, where and how to use it to achieve client objectives with a particular focus on its use in insolvency settings.

This program is free for members and non-members alike. If you have any questions, please email Doug Newton at dnewton@bostonbar.org.

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