Bankruptcy and Family Law Roundtable & Networking Reception

06/17/2015 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Members from the Family Law and Bankruptcy bars come together to answer questions you’ve always wanted answered about Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, and where the two intersect. Afterwards, there will be a networking event to help you make connections in both fields....
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Lunch Bunch at Bankruptcy Court with the US Trustee's Office

06/04/2015 - 11:45AM to 12:45AM
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee's Lunch Bunch Program is an opportunity to sit in an informal setting with the US Trustee's Office, ask them questions regarding your current concerns, and they will share their current concerns....
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CLE - 25th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

05/14/2015
Meet and share insights with the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges and other bankruptcy professionals. Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail reception following the panel presentations. ...
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Proofs of Claims in Chapter 13's: Standing Order 2015-03, New Practices, and Best Practices

05/12/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
With the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court's recent issuance of Standing Order 2015-03, the claims review and allowance process in chapter 13 cases just got (a bit more) complicated! Standing Order 2015-03 amends MLBR 13-13 and creates new obligations and new deadlines for debtors' attorneys, creditors' attorneys, and the chapter 13 trustee within the process of filing proofs of claims—including surrogate proofs of claims—and objecting to plan confirmation. Learn what you need to know on the amended rule and tune up on your general proof of claim practice....
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CLE - Student Loan Debt and Bankruptcy: Addressing the Problem and Finding Solutions

04/10/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Learn about the magnitude of the looming student loan crisis and forms of relief that student loan borrowers may seek in order to manage repayment of student loan obligations....
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Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench

04/06/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Please join us for the 8th annual Young Bar Meets the Bankruptcy Bench program at the Boston Bar Association. This year’s program will include an interactive roundtable format, providing an exciting opportunity for new lawyers to participate in discussions of relevant topics with Bankruptcy Court Judges. The program will focus on practical skills and issues particularly important for those in their first ten years of practice. Cocktail reception to follow....
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CLE - 18th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference

04/06/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join us for this unique opportunity to meet several Justices of the Superior Court as they offer perspectives relative to practice tips and share their insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2015 and beyond....
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Lunch Bunch at Bankruptcy Court with Judge Feeney

04/02/2015 - 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee's Lunch Bunch Program is an opportunity to sit in an informal setting with Judge Feeney, ask her questions regarding your current concerns, and she will share her current concerns. Catered Box Lunches will only be available to those who register through the BBA. ...
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An Introduction to the Massachusetts Wage Act: What Every Lawyer Should Know

03/30/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
The program is a great primer for non-employment lawyers new to the Wage Act as well as a refresher for more experienced employment lawyers....
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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Chapter 13: Updates from the Trustee

03/10/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Carolyn Bankowski, Chapter 13 Trustee, will highlight recent developments in the case law, point out some common pitfalls for debtors and their attorneys, and suggest best practices....
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CLE - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Reform is in the Air

02/24/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join us for an update on the efforts, status and results of the ABI's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reform Commission. Learn about the specific recommendations of the Commission on more than thirteen subject areas....
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POSTPONED: The Chinese Cornerstone of Modern Banking: The Canton Guaranty System and the Origins of Bank Deposit Insurance

02/10/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Join the Bankruptcy section for a discussion of the originating influence of Chinese law on bank deposit insurance and on modern financial guaranty ideas, including "too big to fail."...
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Lunch Bunch at Bankruptcy Court with Judge Hillman

02/05/2015 - 11:45:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee's Lunch Bunch Program is an opportunity to sit in an informal setting with Judge Hillman, ask him questions regarding your current concerns, and he will share his current concerns. ...
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CLE - Protecting Your Practice from the Unexpected

01/29/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Learn how to protect you and your practice. Whether you’re just starting out or celebrating 25 years helping clients, if you’re a small firm or solo practitioner, an event that interrupts your practice could put an end to it if you don’t have a plan in place....
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CLE - Juror Voir Dire: Are You Ready?

01/21/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Learn how the newly released Superior Court Standing Order 1-15 on juror voir dire will impact your practice. Our panelists will include judges and practitioners who served on the Superior Court’s voir dire implementation committee....
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Representing Debtors in Debt Collection Suits: Making Creditors Prove Ownership of Debts

01/15/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Consumer debt collection cases are surprisingly complex. Cases commonly require analysis of federal lending and debt collection statutes and regulations, Massachusetts complimentary law, as well as common law contract principles. The key to these cases is usually found in the discovery process....
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M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program Training Session

01/13/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
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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Credit Reporting Demystified

01/13/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Join us as we pry open the black box of credit reporting! Come hear Chi Chi Wu, attorney and consumer credit expert from the National Consumer Law Center, and Ralph Abrams, senior loan officer with NewFed Mortgage Corp., discuss the answers to these questions and more at this program. ...
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Lunch Bunch at Bankruptcy Court with Judge Bailey

12/18/2014 - 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee's Lunch Bunch Program is an opportunity to sit in an informal setting with Judge Bailey, ask him questions regarding your current concerns, and he will share his current concerns....
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Chapter 11 Plans: What's New and What's Not

12/09/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Join the Bankruptcy section for a discussion of recent cases regarding Chapter 11 plans and confirmation issues....
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Volunteer Lawyer Training: Representing a Pro Bono Debtor in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

11/20/2014 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 AM
On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the BBA Bankruptcy Law Section Public Service Committee and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the BBA will sponsor a training on representing a pro bono debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The faculty for the annual program will include Jesse Redlener of Dalton & Finegold, LLP and Kate Nicholson of Parker & Associates, who have extensive experience representing Chapter 7 debtors; Warren Agin of Swiggart & Agin, LLC, who frequently serves as a Chapter 7 trustee; and Joanna Allison, a staff attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project....
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New Bankruptcy Lawyers Annual Fall Breakfast

11/07/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Please join the New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee of the BBA Bankruptcy Section as we kick off the 2014-2015 program year with our annual fall breakfast. Over the past few years, the fall breakfast has become a time to meet and reconnect with other practitioners while we discuss our upcoming programming and brainstorm about other possible events....
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Bankruptcy Section Diversity Roundtable

11/06/2014 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Join the BBA Bankruptcy Section for a roundtable discussion of the current state of diversity in the field of bankruptcy law, the progress that has been made, and our goals for the future. We will also be conducting an exploration of unconscious bias facilitated by Doug Reynolds of The New Law Center, LLC. ...
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Consumer Bankruptcy Case Review: What's Developing in Massachusetts

11/04/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join us for a discussion of recent cases decided in the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit which clarify (or muddle!) perennially thorny consumer bankruptcy issues -- homesteads, spendthrift trusts, faulty mortgages, loan modifications in a Chapter 13 plan, student loan discharge, the avoidance power of a Ch. 7 Trustee, and more! ...
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TelexFree – How We Got Here and Where We Are Going

10/14/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
TelexFree operated an unprecedented $1 billion pyramid scheme headquartered in Massachusetts harming victims all over the world. The scheme unraveled in the spring of 2014 when civil and criminal actions were initiated by the Massachusetts Securities Division ("MSD"), the Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"). TelexFree filed for bankruptcy protection in the District of Nevada narrowly ahead of the government actions for the purpose of rejecting the $1 billion in obligations it owed to its promoters....
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Bankruptcy Section Kickoff Featuring Massachusetts Chapter 7 Trustees Before the U.S. Supreme Court

09/04/2014 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Join the BBA for the annual kickoff reception for the Bankruptcy Section. Meet this year's section leadership, and hear from two featured speakers about their recent experiences briefing and arguing bankruptcy issues before the US Supreme Court. Afterward, stay for a networking reception and meet your fellow section members....
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