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.
The Court announced that: “I am sorry to report that Judge Erithe Smith’s mother has just passed away. Judge Smith will be continuing all of her hearings this week“.
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…
This is a pretty fun article by Scott Bovitz on the photography antics of Judge Scott Clarkson. You can access the article here. Bovitz Article on Clarkson – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal – Dec 2016
I have a copy of Judge Clarkson’s book Windows to Vietnam: A Journey in Pictures and Verse sitting on my desk.
With a heavy heart, I am sad to report to my colleagues that our friend retired Bankruptcy Judge William Lasarow passed away this morning [Thanksgiving Day]. I don’t have any more details yet. The Court will be sending out a statement shortly.
Keith Higginbotham Read more…
In connection with the introduction of electronic filing in the late 1990’s, the Court adopted a local form called the “Electronic Filing Declaration” and related local rules. The Electronic Filing Declaration and related rules permit attorneys to electronically file pleadings bearing an “/s/ Nonattorney Name” in lieu of the holographic signature of the debtor.
Although it is acknowledged that the Electronic Filing Declaration and related procedures may have served a useful purpose at their inception, judges of the Court have observed that the Electronic Filing Declaration is frequently misused – both inadvertently and intentionally. In some instances, judges of the Court have found that the form and related procedures have been used to create the false impression that a debtor or other non-attorney has signed a pleading that the party has not actually signed. Read more…
I had a pretty fun time doing the 9th Circuit Review with San Diego Judge Louise Adler and Oakland Judge Charles Novack last weekend. It’s the 5th time doing the program with Judge Novack. And I definitely learned a few things. I believe you can get the program, at least in audio form, from the state bar.