ABI Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program
Date: January 25, 2019
Venue: Suffolk University
Program: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration starts at 7:45 a.m.)
Please join ABI for its first Three-Hour Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program on Friday, January 25, at Suffolk University School of Law. Designed for both the consumer and business attorney, this program is more than “Mediation 101”; it is designed to simulate conceptual interests in mediation as a useful tool in districts where mediation might be underutilized and might need a local rule refresh to enhance the process.
The March 28 Chapter 11 Brown Bag (Chapter 11 Plans: What’s New?) has been postponed. The new date for the program is Tuesday, May 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Due to the impending snow storm, we have rescheduled the 3/13/18 Chapter 11 Brown Bag. The new date for the program is Wednesday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m.
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.
- 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
You may view the new Official Local Form 3, Chapter 13 Plan via the following link:
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: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/frbk17_d18e.pdf. Corresponding changes to the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules (also effective December 1, 2017) have been implemented by Standing Order, and may be accessed here: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/pdfdocuments/standing-orders/so17_05.pdf.
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Local Forms 3 (Pre-Confirmation Chapter 13 Plan and Cover Sheet) and 3A (Post-Confirmation Amended Chapter 13 Plan) are rescinded and replaced with the new Official Local Form.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: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/pdfdocuments/Chapter_13_Plan_2017.pdf
Additional changes to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Forms (effective December 1, 2017) have been implemented by Standing Order, and may be accessed here: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/pdfdocuments/standing-orders/so17_06.pdf.
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:
https://ecf.mab.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/hearings.pl. For additional information regarding Court Calendar access, please visit the “News & Announcements” section of the Court’s website at: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/mab/court-calendar-information-on-website.
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: http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/mab/cape-calendar-announcement.
Please join us at the BBA on Monday for a Brown Bag Lunch Presentation:
Are Those Assets Protected? Trusts & Exemptions in Bankruptcy
register at: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=25568
Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Description: Experienced Chapter 7 Panel Trustees Donald Lassman and Gary Cruickshank discuss issues with trusts and exemptions that may arise in a bankruptcy. Includes discussion of current developments in the law. New and experienced bankruptcy practitioners will gain valuable insight about asset protection in bankruptcy from this program.
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.
Refunds & Cancellations:
Please note that refunds will only be allowed for cancellation notices received at least 24 hours before the program
Missed a program? Check out our Learn Online platform for on demand access to past BBA programs. If you would like to know if a future program will become available on demand, please contact Julia Carvalho at [email protected].
- Gary W. Cruickshank
- Law Office of Gary W. Cruickshank
- Donald R. Lassman
- Law Office of Donald R. Lassman
The Trouble with Trusts –
Pitfalls and Problems for Debtor’s Counsel
Boston Bar Association Presentation
October 30, 2017
Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee on Thursday, June 8 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for our final lunch program of the year with the Honorable Frank J. Bailey. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about Judge Bailey’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.
This is an open event. You do not need to be a member of the BBA to attend and free lunch will be provided to those who pre-register. If you are a BBA member, please register by using the link below:
Non-members can register by sending an email to [email protected].
We hope you can join us!
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee will host its annual brown bag lunch with chapter 13 Trustee Carolyn A. Bankowski on April 24, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The event will be held at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.
This is a great opportunity to meet the Trustee, hear the latest filing stats, learn about new and notable cases, get an update on the national plan, and discuss hot topics in chapter 13. The Trustee encourages practitioners to come and discuss current questions, concerns and issues, so feel free to bring questions!
To register for the program, please click here.