Bankruptcy Lunch with Chief Judge Hoffman and Judge Feeney: Current Chapter 13 Practice Issues

02/08/2018 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee on February 8 for an interactive discussion with the Honorable Joan N. Feeney and the Honorable Chief Judge Melvin S. Hoffman regarding current Chapter 13 practice issues following the implementation of the new Chapter 13 plan. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about Judge Feeney and Hoffman’s thoughts on this hot topic....
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Virtual Reality: Creating a Virtual Law Firm is Not As Hard As You Think Webinar

02/07/2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
You’ve been thinking about that lately, specifically about how you’ll get from here to there. But, while the idea of moving into a more virtual law practice seems daunting, the truth of the matter is that it’s easier than you think. Mastering some general concepts, and establishing the right technology platform, is what you need to get started. In this webinar, we’ll address the major components of a virtual law office, and how to implement and manage them....
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Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench

02/06/2018 - 04:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Join us to learn more about counseling clients who are in difficult financial situations and considering bankruptcy, and the judges’ perspectives on emerging issues in bankruptcy law and practice....
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Pro Bono Training: Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Basics

01/30/2018 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Interested in bankruptcy law but don’t know where to start? Join our expert panel to learn the basics of chapter 7. This program will cover all aspects of representing a consumer debtor in a chapter 7 case: the initial client interview, preparing the petition and schedules, conducting due diligence and avoiding common pitfalls, attending the § 341 meeting, and finally, getting the client their bankruptcy discharge....
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M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program Volunteer Training

01/17/2018 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Learn how you can get involved in M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program and educate high school students about the importance of making smart financial decisions....
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Introduction to Bankruptcy Law

01/12/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This program provides the basics of federal bankruptcy law. It includes a substantive review of the Bankruptcy Code and a brief overview of the division of labor between the bankruptcy and federal district courts....
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Ring in the New Year with the Bankruptcy Section

01/10/2018 - 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the Bankruptcy Section as we celebrate 2017 and look forward to the 2018 year ahead. Reunite with old friends, meet our new faces and learn how you can get involved in programming. Beer, wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served....
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Understanding and Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

01/09/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will examine the basic requirements of the FDCPA and take an in-depth look at the recent cases on the law, including the Supreme Court cases Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson and Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc....
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The Future of Legal Technology Webinar

12/06/2017 - 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Learn about the fundamentals of cloud computing for lawyers and the ethical considerations you should make when evaluating software for your firm....
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Bankruptcy Cases from the Department of Revenue's Perspective: Key Concepts and Common Issues

12/05/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will feature John B. O’Donnell, Counsel, Litigation Bureau, Massachusetts Department of Revenue who will present an overview of common tax issues arising in the context of Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy matters....
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New Plan Review and Lunch Served Too! The New Chapter 13 Plan Explained

11/30/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of the new Chapter 13 Plan Form and Rules that take effect on December 1, 2017. December 1st is almost here and there is no more time to delay. The Court, the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee and knowledgeable debtor and creditor attorneys will provide information on how the changes will impact Chapter 13 cases going forward and provide practical suggestions on how to implement those changes into your practice....
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Are Those Assets Protected? Trusts & Exemptions in Bankruptcy

10/30/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Please join us as experienced Chapter 7 Panel Trustees Donald Lassman and Gary Cruickshank discuss issues with trusts and exemptions that may arise in a bankruptcy....
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Commercial Leases with Financially Distressed Tenants

09/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for a discussion of dealing with a financially troubled tenant including issues arising during a tenant bankruptcy....
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Volunteer with the Bankruptcy Section and IWIRC New England at the Greater Boston Food Bank

06/28/2017 - 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Please join your colleagues from the BBA and the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation's New England Network for a fun community service event at the Greater Boston Food Bank on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM...
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CLE - 27th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

05/18/2017 - 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM
The Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2017 beyond....
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Young Bankruptcy Lawyers: How Did We Get Here? Where are We Going?

04/25/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will a feature a panel of rising starts in the bankruptcy practice discussing how the came to field, what specifics areas of restructuring and insolvency they focus on, and how they market themselves to the industry....
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Bankruptcy's Annual Chapter 13 Update

04/24/2017 - 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Join us to hear from Trustee Carolyn A. Bankowski on the current issues and trends in the practice of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy law....
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CLE - Bankruptcy 101: Intro to Bankruptcy Law for Attorneys Who Don't Practice Bankruptcy Law

03/15/2017 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The program will focus on the basic structure of a bankruptcy proceeding from beginning to end, how to read the Bankruptcy Code, how bankruptcy cases travel between the bankruptcy and district court, and how the appeals process is structured....
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