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MCLE Program – Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court: A Discussion of Cases Past, Present, and Future

The SBCBA Debtor/Creditor Section Presents: Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court: A Discussion of Cases Past, Present, and Future.

Tuesday, September 26, 2018, at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Santa Barbara College of Law, 20 E. Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lunchtime panel discussing bankruptcy-related decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States. The discussion will cover selected hidden treasures among the Supreme Court’s decisions from the 1800s, key practice pointers from cases decided between 2015-2018, and predictions about future issues that the Supreme Court will or should consider.

Meghann A. Triplett, Margulies Faith, LLP, San Luis Obispo, CA

Hon. Deborah J. Saltzman, United States Bankruptcy Judge (C.D. Cal.)
Jerry Namba, Law Office of Jerry Namba / Chapter 7 Trustee, Santa Maria, CA
Whitman L. Holt, Partner at Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, Los Angeles, CA

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Happy Birthday Jim King

Jim’s oral history is at the Biddle Law Library, at Penn Law School.  You can read it here.

University of West Los Angeles School of Law Granted WASC Accreditation

Email from Robert W. Brown,

Dear Board of Managers, Faculty and Staff,

I am writing to inform you that UWLA has just received its formal action letter from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (“WASC”) granting accreditation to our institution.

This is an honor earned by you, from your efforts in this communal passion project; also a gift from you that you have now bestowed upon future generations of alums- some of whom have yet to even be born.

Our institutional mission is, “Through the strengths and virtues of education in the classroom, online or in life, UWLA provides opportunities that empower students of great diversity to live successfully inspired lives.”  As all of you know, this is not a slogan for marketing, but rather evidence of our credo dating back to 1966 when UWLA was founded to “democratize the practice of law” by our founders.

It is heartwarming and professionally gratifying that WASC witnessed the evidence of our mission, as noted in the following quotes from the WASC Site Visit Team’s commendations: Read more…

California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting – September 12-15, 2018 in San Diego

This meeting previously was the California Bar Assn annual meeting.  The MCLE arm of the state bar however separated from the state bar effective the beginning of this year calling itself the California Lawyers Association.  The CLA education programs this year can be found here.  No bankruptcy programs but there are several programs that look interesting including several ethics programs.

2018 Honor Roll Reception July 21, 2018

Email this morning from Barbara Sanchez, Neighborhood Legal Services

Good morning!

In recognition of your support of pro se litigants, the United States Bankruptcy Court invites you to the 2018 Honor Roll reception.

This year’s reception is sponsored by the CDCBAA, and will be held immediately prior to the Fifth Annual James T. King Bankruptcy Symposium.  Please see the attached invitation for further details. Pro Bono Invitation-2018   To attend, please RSVP to by July 17, 2018.

Your willingness to volunteer your time and expertise provides a tremendous resource for Self-Help visitors, giving them direction, comfort, and relief in a difficult time. Please allow us to express our appreciation prior to the James T. King event.

With sincere thanks for all you do,


Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP Firm Announcement

Matt Resnik, Jon Hayes and Roksana Moradi-Brovia are happy to announce the opening of their new firm.

Attorneys are:

Matthew D. Resnik*
M. Jonathan Hayes*
Roksana D. Moradi-Brovia*
Russell Stong (Los Angeles Office)
David Kritzer
Pardis Akhavan

*Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Paralegals are:

Los Angeles Office

Susie Segura
Max Bonilla
Rudy Segura

Encino Office

Rosario Zubia
Priscilla Bueno
Ja’Nita Fischer
Rebeca Benitez

Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP will continue to represent debtors in all chapters of bankruptcy.  We will also represent creditors and defendants in all types and forms of bankruptcy litigation. We also represent trustees and the occasional chapter 11 creditor’s committee.

Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP will continue to represent homeowners in wrongful foreclosure litigation, all parties in real estate litigation and other civil litigation, and landlords and tenants in unlawful detainer litigation.

Jon Hayes will continue to represent all parties in appeals, bankruptcy as well as state court appeals.  He will continue to be a pro bono mediator as his time permits. Read more…

Listening Session in Riverside July 9, 2018 re Chapter 13

This is a great concept.  Judge Scott Clarkson, Chair of the Central District of California Case Management Committee, is going to preside over a “Listening Session” which will allow him to listen to “community members and canvass arising issues regarding current chapter 13 procedures after the implementation of the new chapter 13 form plan.”   You can see the flyer here.  Listening Session Clarkson  I might have to attend myself.

Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Violations Program This Saturday – June 9, 2018 at 11am.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Southwestern Law School
 Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Violations
  • Christopher P. Burke
  • Raymond H. Aver
  • M. Jonathan Hayes, Moderator
     There have been two stunning decisions recently dealing with the common issue of violations of the automatic stay and the discharge injunction. The first is In re Sundquistwhere Judge Christopher Klein in Sacramento awarded $45 million in damages and sanctions against a bank that held a foreclosure sale notwithstanding the prior bankruptcy filing. In In re Marino, Judge Bruce Beesley in Reno, Nevada awarded $119,000 in sanctions and damages when the bank continued contacting the debtor post discharge. Read more…

LA County Bar Program on Fraudulent Transfers – June 12, 2018

Fraudulent and Voidable Transfers Update: Bankruptcy and Superior Courts 

Presented by: Remedies and Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Sections
Program Date: 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Please join us for a lively discussion on avoiding and defending fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code and Uniform Voidable Transfers Act in Bankruptcy and Superior courts. Read more…

Bankruptcy Inn of the Court Meeting – June 12, 2018

Join our hosts,
Anthony Friedman, Inn President and Honorable Neil Bason, Program Moderator on  
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
for the final installment of  The James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court Year
we will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. for the reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner at
Taix French Restaurant
1911 W. Sunset Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90026
with a 
presentation by pupillage team 6 
“Chapter 11 Plan Issues and Confirmation Hearing” Read more…