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San Fernando Valley Bar Association; Bankruptcy Section Program; “Settling with the Trustees” Friday, June 16, 2017, at 12 noon

Email from Steve Fox

Dear All:

This is the monthly message I send to you.

The SFVBA Bankruptcy Section monthly meeting will be this Friday.  The topic is a good one, one that we have gone back to repeatedly over the years because of many requests that we update and repeat the program. Each time, the panel of trustees and trustee attorneys look at the recent issues.  One issue will look at trustee efforts to go after the homestead exemption following the sale of the homestead.  Another will look at the goings on in a chapter 7 case where the trustee sold the family residence to a third party,  the various issues which arose and how the parties and the court dealt with the issues.  In that case, the IRS asserted that its penalty claim against the debtors had to satisfied from the Debtor’s homestead monies.  This particular case had its share of drama too. Read more…

29th Insolvency Conference May 2017

The California Bankruptcy Forum was kind to permit me to audit the Insolvency Conference this weekend on Coronado Island.  As a member of the State Bar Bankruptcy Specialist Commission, I am permitted to audit programs.  About a third of the Central District Bankruptcy Judges were there I would guess and several judges from other districts in California.  The value of sitting at tables and around the chairs in the lobby with the judges you appear in front of every day cannot be overstated.  The programs were great.  I highly recommend it.  Next year the meeting will be somewhere around Lake Tahoe.

Especially fun was the Brutzkus Gubner clambake at the Hotel Del Coronado on Friday night.  A special thanks to Steve Gubner for that.

LACBA Event – Judge Ernest M. Robles: Pet Peeves and Best Practices 6/15/17

Join United States Bankruptcy Judge Ernest M. Robles and moderator J. Scott Bovitz as they discuss Judge Robles’ pet peeves, reveal the best way to handle the most common motions/trials in Judge Robles’ court, and make suggestions for improving practice in consumer and business cases.

Speakers:
Hon. Ernest M. Robles
, United States Bankruptcy Court
J. Scott Bovitz, Bovitz & Spitzer

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SFVB Assn Program May 12, 2017

Email from Steve Fox

Dear All:

Usually we focus on one theme for an hour to an hour and one half.  Our May program panel goes the other way.  Read more…

San Fernando Valley Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section Program: Judge Russell and J. Scott Bovitz on Sec. 523(a)(2)(A)

I went to the presentation that Scott Bovitz and Judge Russell gave last year at the San Fernando Valley Bat Assoc. and it was amazing — Steve Fox sent out the following info re their program this year: 

We try each year to have Judge Barry Russell and J. Scott Bovitz speak about Section 523(a) issues of interest. They are an entertaining and informative pair. They educate; they delight; they teach and we learn. Here is a summary of material of what this duo will discuss:

• Tips for litigating fraud cases under 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(2)(A)” will be of interest to both debtors and creditors. Read more…

cdcbaa 9th Circuit Review Video Conferencing Went Very Nicely

We had a pretty big crowd again at the 9th Circuit Review last Saturday at Southwestern Law School.  The classroom on the third floor was definitely full.  Judge Zurzolo and Judge Taylor were great.

We set up the program for video conferencing.  I say “we,” but Peter Lively did the work.  We had 8 or 9 people attend the program by video conference and the feedback was pretty good.  It wasn’t perfect but it will be a little more perfect on February 11.  I think I’m going to try it myself.  If you sign up and connect, you can sit at your computer at home or in the office and watch and listen to the speakers – live.  There is a Zoom app for smart-phones and tablets, so viewing can be from anywhere.

To attend the programs by video conferencing you just need to get a free account at Zoom.us.  Then you send an email to Peter Lively at peter@petermlively.com.  He will send you the materials for the program and the link the night before the program.  You must be a member of the cdcbaa as always to attend but there is no further cost after that.  The sign-in sheets and MCLE certificates are processed through emails with Linda after the program.

Give it a try.

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Brown Bag on the Loan Modification Management Program – Feb 6, 2017 at Roybal

Judges Barash and Bason are going to host a brown bag lunch presentation on the Loan Modification Management Program (“LMM”) currently in the pilot phase in cases pending before Judges Barash, Bason, Bauer, Brand and Yun.  The luncheon will be held on 2/6/17 at 12:00 p.m. at the Roybal building.    This is the link to the event page on the Court’s website.

I highly recommend attending this.  The courts need our input.  If they don’t get our input, they are flying blind to some extent.  There is certainly the desire on the part of the courts to help.

See you there.

Inn of the Court Meeting Set for February 8, 2017

 
The James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Your hosts for the evening will be Co-Presidents: Hale Antico and the Honorable Neil Bason, our Program Moderator

We will be meeting at Taix French Restaurant located at:

1911 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026  Read more…

Judge Barash to Hold Brown Bag on Loan Modification Management Program

This program is an excellent opportunity for you to get the inside scoop on the new Loan Modification Management Program.  This is a “pilot” program meaning there will be a “feeling out” period by everyone involved.  I think its a great effort and should be supported by the local bankruptcy bar.  Brown Bag Flier Barash Read more…

Online Training Seminars re Loan Modification Management Pilot Program

DMM, the program manager for the Court’s Loan Modification Management Pilot Program (“LMM”), is offering online training seminars on the use of the DMM web portal:

 Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 1:00 PM (Pacific Time), and Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).
The free one hour online training seminar was specifically designed for attorneys practicing in California who represent borrowers/debtors.  Upon completion, participants will know how to gather and complete LMM paperwork and submit it directly to the loan servicer.  DMM Portal Training Topics include: Read more…