March 6, 2010
Meet the Clerk - Program by cdcbaa on March 20, 2010
The program will be coordinated by KEITH HIGGINBOTHAM and moderated by JEFF SMITH.
MEET THE COURT CLERK'S OFFICE: THE POWER BEHIND THE POWER
The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center
11301 Olympic Blvd., Suite #204
Los Angeles, CA 90064 (West L.A. – 405 & 10 Freeway)
Tel (310) 575-4585
MCLE Program 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The speakers will be:
I. MEET OUR NEW CLERK OF COURT:
*KATHY CAMPBELL, (new) Executive Officer/Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court, Central District of
II. WHAT THE LAW CLERKS WISHED WE KNEW:
*JEFFREY COZAD, chief law clerk, Chief Judge Vincent Zurzolo
III. CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA: STATISTICS & ECF
*MICHAEL ROTBERG: Chief Deputy-Operations, Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
with a powerpoint presentation by:
*Yamara Rodriguez, Operations Supervisor, ECF
*Maria Soria, Operations Supervisor, ECF
As always, the programs are free to members of the cdcbaa. To join go to www.bklawyers.org.
Chapter 13 Eligibility Limits Increase on April 1, 2010Debt limits for Chapter 13 increase April 1, 2010, to $360,475 of unsecured debt and $1,081,400 of secured debt. This change represents an increase of about 7% over the previous Chapter 13 debt limits.
March 2, 2010
Administrative Office Report on Bankruptcy FilingsThis report, dated today, has a lot of nice information, especially bankruptcy filings by quarter for the past 12 years or so. You can access the report here. Guess what? Bankruptcy filings are rising. 2009 was up 73% from 2007. Chapter 13 filings are up only 25% from 2007 to 2009 - so much for BAPCPA.
Foreclosure and Deficiencies: A Nice Summary of Foreclosure Laws Across the Country
From John Rao:
In a report NCLC issued last year ("Foreclosing A Dream: State Laws Deprive Homeowners of Basic Protections"), we concluded that in 36 states and the District of Columbia, mortgage holders can pursue deficiency judgment claims against homeowners.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here and a summary of state foreclosure laws here.
If anyone is aware of errors in the state summaries, please let me know. A similar summary of state foreclosure laws included as an appendix to one of our publications is regularly updated, so corrections are greatly appreciated.
National Consumer Law Center
7 Winthrop Square, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-1245