July 19, 2014 – CDCBAA – In re Bellingham

On July 19 the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attys (cdcbaa) will hold our First Annual James T. King Bankruptcy Symposium. The topic is In re Bellingham, the new Supreme Court case dealing with core/non-core distinctions and the power of Congress to give power to non-Article III Judges (as you all know).

The panel will be Judge Richard Paez who wrote the opinion for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that was appealed to the Supreme Court; Prof. John Pottow from the University of Michigan School of Law who argued the case successfully for the appellees at the Supreme Court. He is really a fun guy to listen to. And Judge Meredith Jury who sits on the BAP and follows these issues carefully. I will be the moderator and try to stay out of their way.

Besides Bellingham, there will be some discussion generally about appeals process. This is really an exceptional panel!

The program will be at Southwestern Law School on July 19 from 11am to 1pm and will be free to members of cdcbaa as always. We will permit non-members to attend for $95. We will invite the local judges as well.

ONE PROBLEM. The room holds only 130 persons and the law school is adamant that we not permit more than that many to attend.

So we are going to require RSVPs. There is a button on the cdcbaa website for the program to RSVP – www.bklawyers.org. We will cut it off when it gets to 130 persons. So please go to the website and RSVP if you want to attend. You can pay the $95 fee on that website as well. We will allow persons who have not been members of the cdcbaa for the past 3 years to join for the rest of the year 2014 now at the reduced price of $175.00 which includes the Ashland Dinner, this program and the two remaining programs for the year.

Our administrator is Linda Righi at cdcbaa@aol.com.

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