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6/21/2019: Bankruptcy Court 2019 Summer Associate Reception

Calling All Summer Associates and Interns! On Friday, June 21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Bankruptcy Court Diversity Initiative Task Force and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Boston Bar Association are hosting a reception on the 12th Floor of the John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House located at 5 Post Office Square.

The event is for 2019 Boston area summer associates to learn about the Court’s work and opportunities to practice before it. Lunch will be provided. Please encourage your summer associates and interns to attend. They can sign up for the event by clicking here.

ABI Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program 5/9/19

ABI Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program

Date: May 9, 2019

Venue: Suffolk University

Program: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (registration starts at 1:30 p.m.)

Please join ABI for its first Three-Hour Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program on Thursday, May 9, 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.

REGISTRATION: https://www.abi.org/events/three-hour-bankruptcy-mediation-training-program-0

12th Annual Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench

This is the 12th Annual Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench event. The program introduces law students, clerks, and new bar members to the judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, as well as the Clerk of Court, Molly Sharon. The first portion of the program will focus on a panel discussion with practitioners and the judges to discuss common issues and tactics relating to litigating avoidance actions. During the second portion, the judges and Ms. Sharon will general advice for developing a bankruptcy practice in today’s market. The program will conclude with a reception attended by the judges and Ms. Sharon.

Registration Categories:

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

Non-Member – $100.00

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):

• Bankruptcy Law Section

• Financial Services Section

Speakers:

• Hon. Christopher J. Panos, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

• Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

• Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

• Mary “Molly” Sharon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

• Kathleen R. Cruickshank, Murphy & King

• Jeffrey D. Ganz, Riemer & Braunstein LLP

Click Here to Register for the Event!

ABI Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program 1/25/19

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.

REGISTRATION: https://www.abi.org/events/three-hour-bankruptcy-mediation-training-program

28th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar 5/24/18

28th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar

Thursday, May 24, 2018

3:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.

Omni Parker House – 60 School Street, Boston, MA

The 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 2018 and beyond.

This year’s agenda includes:

I. Hot Topics in 363 Sales

II. Fraudulent Transfer Issues

III. Limited Liability Companies

REGISTER NOW: https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=26498

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: 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.