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.
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.
Lunch Bunch with Judge Hillman – Thursday, February 5th from 11:45AM to 12:45PM.
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee will be hosting Judge Hillman at its February Lunch Bunch session in the library of the Bankruptcy Court (12th Floor of the McCormack Building in Post Office Square). Come hear Judge Hillman share his insights from the bench and answer our most burning bankruptcy questions, all while networking with your colleagues. Plus a free lunch? It’s kinda a no brainer! Sign up here: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=17824
United States Bankruptcy Court Judge William C. Hillman honored the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee of the Boston Bar Association by sitting down at a recent Lunch Bunch session with over twenty practicing bankruptcy attorneys. Judge Hillman is also the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
Judge Hillman spoke on a number of topics from the impact of electronic filing to the proposed new rules regarding filing fees. He also engaged in a helpful discussion about what he expects to see from counsel appearing before him. He believes that the vast majority of attorneys are very prepared for hearings, but suggested that there are a small few who might benefit from attending the BBA’s bankruptcy programs. Overall, it was a lively and educational discussion.
The Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, John Morrier, and the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Carolyn Bankowski, were also in attendance.
Terrence L. Parker, Co-Chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, added in closing that “Judge Hillman was very candid and he really got into the nuts and bolts of the practice. We thank him for his participation.”
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee regularly schedules Lunch Bunch meetings with Bankruptcy Judges and Officials. The next Lunch Bunch is scheduled for February 14, 2013 at noon with the Honorable Joan N. Feeney at the McCormack Post Office & Court House – 5 Post Office Square, Third Floor Cafeteria, Boston, Massachusetts.
Terrence L. Parker, Esq.
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