October 30, 2009
Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium
6th ANNUAL BANKRUPTCY ETHICS SYMPOSIUM
December 18, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Topics include: Ethics of Pre-Bankruptcy Planning; Issues in Client Confidentiality: An Ethics Conversation with Professor Klee
Location: United States Trustee 341(a) Meeting Room
725 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Cost: $20.00 FBA Members; $25 CDCBAA and LABF members; $35 non-members
Please RSVP by December 14th. At door registration is $45
Click here for registration flyer and additional information
E-FILING TRAINING PROGRAM
FBA approved e-filing classes are offered through an outside provider. These classes are designed to enable attorneys and support staff to comfortably utilize the District Court's CM/ECF filing system and to satisfy the Court's mandatory training requirement for attorneys. For more information or to schedule a class, please contact:
Patrick Watkins, Watkins Consulting, LLC
Solicitor General Supports Cert in In re LanningThe Solicitor General has filed an invitation brief with the Supreme Court in the In re Lanning case. Lanning presents nicely the issue of what means "projected disposable income" in chapter 13? It reaches a contrary conclusion to Kagenveama, that is, Lanning holds that the bankruptcy court can look into the future when deciding whether or not the debtor is paying her projected disposable income into the plan, rather than the mechanical approach of Kagenveama. Lanning is an above median debtor but only because she received a sizable one-time bonus in the previous six months. Using the mechanical approach, she cannot make the required plan payment. The bankruptcy court took a practical approach and confirmed the plan even though the payment was below the mechanical payment approach. Maybe we will get another Supreme Court case this year.
October 28, 2009
McCourt Divorce PleadingsSorry, it's the voyeur in me. This is the McCourt pleadings filed in Superior Court yesterday. I got them from the L.A. Times' website. I do intend to use the pleadings in my Business Organizations class tonight to discuss the mechanics of pitching Jamie out of the various entities and the corporate obligations of each to each other.
October 27, 2009
Overview of Current Supreme Court Term - Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute
Preview of this term (47 pages stolen from the Scotusbog.com which you are hereby ordered to look at every day). .