Posts Categorized: Events

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.

Speakers:

Register here.

BBA Webinar 6/4: Telephonic 341 Meetings: Insights from the United States Trustee and Chapter 7 Panel Trustees

Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

Register HERE

United States Trustee William Harrington and Chapter 7 Trustees Jonathan Goldsmith and Donald Lassman will discuss the ins and outs of effectively representing your client during telephonic 341 meetings. As part of the presentation, the Trustees will run a mock Section 341 meeting in order to provide you with practical tips for preparing your client for the telephonic meeting. Hear from the experts and get your questions answered!

This is a free webinar open to BBA members and non-members. Please register in advance in order to obtain the link for the program.

Speakers:

  • William K. Harrington, United States Trustee Region 1, U.S. Department of Justice – Office of the U.S. Trustee
  • Jonathan R. Goldsmith, Goldsmith, Katz & Argenio, P.C.
  • Donald R. Lassman, Law Office of Donald R. Lassman

With questions, or if you need help registering for the event, please contact Jenna Kim at jkim@bostonbar.org.

Young Bar Meets Bench: Monday, February 10, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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

For the first time in 13 years, the Young Bar Meets Bench is joining forces with the Junior Lawyers Training Program to host a joint oral advocacy workshop at the Boston U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Participating attendees will have the great opportunity to argue a “mock” motion before a panel of esteemed judges and litigators (and a room of their peers) in you guessed it, a Courtroom! Non-participating attendees will have the great opportunity to observe their peers, learn tips and strategies about oral advocacy, ask questions during the Q&A segment, and network at the Program’s reception.

If you would like to argue a motion, please email Jenna Kim at jkim@bostonbar.org .

Register to attend this event HERE.

29th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference 5/22/19

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
UMASS Club – 1 Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston MA

The BBA’s Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2019 and beyond.

This year’s agenda includes:
I. Recent Bankruptcy Cases of Interest (including pending at the U.S. Supreme Court)
II. Issues Regarding Individual Chapter 11 Cases
III. Issues Arising in Church and other Non-Profit Entity Bankruptcy Cases

REGISTRATION Info: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=30160

Help Out, Have Fun, and Feel Good!

Need a break from bankruptcy and billable hours? Connect with your colleagues while helping out our community. Join the BBA’s Bankruptcy Section and IWIRC New England for an evening of service at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Wednesday, March 6th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at 70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

A few hours of your time will help the GBFB feed thousands of families in need throughout eastern Massachusetts.

To participate, sign up here!

Fine print: During the project, volunteers might be asked to load product onto a conveyor belt, inspect and sort nonperishable donations, sort produce, put nutrition labels on product, and package foods for distribution to partner agencies. Some tasks require the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, but there are a variety of tasks for all abilities. In general, the only requirement is that a volunteer stand and inspect products for a few hours. Please remember, closed-toe shoes are required while volunteering (no sandals or flip flops).

Lunch Program with Chief Judge Hoffman – Dec. 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee on December 1 for an interactive discussion with the Honorable Melvin S. Hoffman. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about Chief Judge Hoffman’s current concerns and to discuss hot topics of the day with your fellow bankruptcy practitioners.

This event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Library, 12th Floor, John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA

Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register. Please RSVP using the link below.

https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=23015

 

Join us at the Franklin Park Clean Up Day

The Bankruptcy Public Service Committee is co-sponsoring a “Clean Up Day” at Franklin Park on Saturday October 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

In partnership with the Franklin Park Coalition, volunteers will plant native understory plants in Franklin Park and remove invasive species. This is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow lawyers, from many sections, while preserving a jewel in Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

For more information or to register, click here.

A Bankruptcy and Family Law Roundtable and Networking Reception on June 17

How many times have you wished that your client’s divorce attorney had thought about the bankruptcy implications of their separation agreement before drafting it?  Well family law practitioners feel the same way about us!  So, on Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, bankruptcy and family law attorneys will be coming together at the BBA to discuss these practice areas intersect and to offer each other words to the wise.  The conversation will be led by Will Parks and Steve Striffler, on the bankruptcy side, and Cal Heinle and Cynthia Gover Hastings on the family law side.

Let’s get together, help each other be better lawyers, and drink some wine!  What could be better on a Wednesday evening in June?

Please RSVP here.

If you have any family law questions that you would like to have addressed by the panelists, please email them to Kate Nicholson (knicholson@nicholsonshepard.com).

 

Submitted by:

Kate E. Nicholson
Nicholson Shepard LLC
875 Mass Ave., Ste. 31
Cambridge, MA 02139
T (857) 600-0508
F (617) 812-0405

www.nicholsonshepard.com

Upcoming Bankruptcy Events

Several exciting bankruptcy-related events are taking place in and around Boston in the coming weeks, including:

The American College of Bankruptcy’s The World of Insolvency, a panel discussion on the importance of effective domestic and cross-border insolvency and creditor-debtor regimes to commerce and economic growth. The program will be held at Boston College Law School in Newton, MA from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 20, 2015. Please click here for more information and to register.

A Lunch Bunch session with Judge Joan N. Feeney will be held at the US Bankruptcy Court in Boston on April 2, 2015, at 11:45 a.m. For more information and to register, please click here.

The Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench event has been rescheduled for April 6, 2015, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The program will focus on practical skills and issues particularly important for those in their first ten years of practice. For more information and to register, please click here.

Student Loan Debt and Bankruptcy: Addressing the Problem and Finding Solutions, a CLE program, will be held on April 10, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the offices of the Boston Bar Association. Click here for more information and to register.