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Ethics and Getting Paid – Prof. Nancy Rapoport – July 21, 2018

Prof. Nancy Rapoport is our guest speaker along with Judge Erithe Smith for the cdcbaa Fifth Annual Jim King Bankruptcy Symposium.  Below is her top 15 most downloaded articles.  They can all be downloaded here.

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Lord of the Flies (1963): Development of Rules Within an Adolescent Culture

SCREENING JUSTICE – THE CINEMA OF LAW: SIGNIFICANT FILMS OF LAW, ORDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, Rennard Strickland, Teree E. Foster & Taunya Lovell Banks, eds., William S. Hein & Co., 2006, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-21
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 29 May 2008
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads707(31,176)
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Enron, Titanic, and the Perfect Storm

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 71, p. 1373, 2003
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Feb 2004
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads600(38,868)

LABF Night with the Judges Coming Up – June 4, 2018

The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum is pleased to host its Annual Night with the Judges
on Monday, June 4, 2018, at The L.A. Hotel Downtown.
Come meet and greet a number of bankruptcy judges from the Central District of California who, following dinner, will each discuss a recent case with special meaning either to the judge or to our practice.  Our distinguished panel will again be moderated by the Hon. Sheri Bluebond, Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  This year our panelists will be:
Hon. Martin R. Barash
Hon. Neil W. Bason
Hon. Sheri Bluebond
Hon. Julia W. Brand
Hon. Scott C. Clarkson
Hon. Victoria S. Kaufman
Hon. Sandra R. Klein
Hon. Robert N. Kwan
Hon. Barry Russell
Hon. Erithe A. Smith
  Young Professionals Networking at 5:00 p.m.
Members: $95.00
Non-Members: $130.00
Government: $45.00
At door: Add’l $10.00
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 6:45 pm
Program at 7:30 pm
Lights out at 8:45 pm
Location:
The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA

SFVBA Program – Litigation Strategies

Email from Steve Fox:

Dear All:

We have a really practical program, put on by Judge Russell and Scott Bovitz, on litigation strategies when your clients are short of money.  We have all had this problem, a client in litigation who needs to do things on the cheap (relatively speaking) and cannot afford to pay us to handle the litigation in a first class manner.  Scott and the Judge have spoken to the bankruptcy section a few times.  They put on a good show, they teach and we learn.

Come and learn, pick up a few nuggets which could help you.  Enjoy the company and the food.  Unlike other bar associations, parking is free and the program charge is ½ what all of them charge.

Here are the program particulars: Read more…

L.A. County Bar Assoc. Program on Bankruptcy Crimes (April 16)

Bankruptcy Crimes – the distinguished panelists will discuss the provisions of the United States Criminal Code that deal with bankruptcy cases, as well as recent litigated case outcomes and statistics. This is an important course for bankruptcy and criminal law practitioners alike because it analyzes the intersection between the U.S. Criminal Code and the Bankruptcy Code.

Speakers:
Honorable Sandra R. Klein, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Monica Tait, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney
Jill Sturtevant, Assistant U.S. Trustee, Office of the United States Trustee
Thomas P. Jeremiassen, Development Specialist, Inc.

When:
4/16/2018
Registration/Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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Bovitz – O’Halloran Writing Contest at California Bankruptcy Forum

Email from Scott Bovitz,

Mike O’Halloran and I are the sponsors of a lighthearted contest at each California Bankruptcy Forum.  Bankruptcy judges tell us that we should write shorter briefs and motions.  In 2018, we are challenging CBF attendees to write a bankruptcy brief or story — in exactly nine words.  See, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_sale:_baby_shoes,_never_worn (“…While lunching with friends at a restaurant … Hemingway bets the table ten dollars each that he can craft an entire story in six words. After the pot is assembled, Hemingway writes “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” on a napkin, passes this around the table, and collects his winnings.”)  We think that bankruptcy professionals will need three more words than Ernest Hemingway.

Nice cdcbaa Program on Student Loans

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Leigh Ferrin from Public Law Center, Austin Smith and Christine Kingston.

I have to admit that I have told many debtors and prospective debtors that student loans are almost never discharged.  I definitely have a new view after the cdcbaa program last Saturday.  Loans made by the government, guaranteed by the government or made by a non-profit organization are clearly “student loans” and are not discharged unless the substantial hardship works.  But all other loans, made to students for the purpose, at least in part, of attending school, are not necessarily “student loans.”   The loan has to be an “educational loan that is a qualified education loan, as defined in section 221(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.”  Take a look at that code section.  The loan must be made by an “eligible student,” at an “eligible institution,” and for “eligible expenses.”  Loop holes all over the place there.

LA County Bar Program March 28, 2018 at Noon – Detecting Psychopaths in the Legal and Other Industries

Detecting Psychopaths in the Legal and Other Industries

Psychopaths make up 1% to 4% of the population. While serial killers tend to get the
most press, the high concentration of psychopaths in leadership positions and
businesses is a pervasive problem.

Learn about the specific traits of psychopaths and the professions with the highest percentages of
psychopaths to best be able to interview and detect psychopaths. This program will discuss: Read more…

cdcbaa Program on Student Loan Dischargeability on Saturday, March 17 at Southwestern Law School

This should be good.   The program is at Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building – 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010.  

Speakers are

SPEAKERS:

  • Leigh E. Ferrin, Esq. – Public Law Center
  • Christine E. Kingston, Esq.
  • Austin C. Smith, Esq.

Information on this exceptional panel follows: Read more…

Is There a Duty of Adult Children to Support Their Parents?

Yes says California Family Code Section 4400:

Except as otherwise provided by law, an adult child shall, to the extent of his or her ability, support a parent who is in need and unable to maintain himself or herself by work.

Thanks and a tip of the hat to Shai Oved for pointing this out at the cdcbaa program on Elder Abuse last Saturday at Southwestern Law School.  I immediately forwarded the code section to my kids lest they forget.

LABF Program – March 12, 2018

How You Do D&O and Bankruptcy
Join our esteemed panelists as they explore issues regarding D&O litigation and bankruptcy.  Our panelists will discuss the differences in D&O litigation between California law and Delaware law; how you choose the forum: State Court vs. District Court vs. Bankruptcy Court; as well as the payment and advancement of defense fees and costs, covered vs. uncovered claims, and who owns the D&O insurance proceeds.

Panelists:
Hon. Martin R. Barash — United States Bankruptcy Court
Cynthia M. Cohen — Glaser Weil
Richard L. Wynne — Jones Day
William N. Lobel — Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones Read more…