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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

Location: 
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
California


   
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

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Chapter 13 Eligibility Limits Increase on April 1, 2010

Debt 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.

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March 2, 2010

Administrative Office Report on Bankruptcy Filings

This 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.   

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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.
 
John
 
John Rao
National Consumer Law Center
7 Winthrop Square, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-1245
www.consumerlaw.org

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March 1, 2010

Supreme Court Transcript in Skilling

You can access the transcript from today's oral arguement here.  Honest services or you go to jail for 26 years?  I need to study this further. 

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Summary of Commercial Law Cases 2009 - Prof. Stephen Sepinuck

This is a nice review of commercial cases for last year.  Prof. Sepinuck teaches at my alma mater (undergrad) Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane.  You can access his summary here.  (btw, go ZAGS)

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Federal Courts Nuts and Bolts Program - March 13

This is a four hour Saturday morning program for federal court newbies.  I might sign up - never know what you'll learn.  You can access the program here. 

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February 28, 2010

Trustee's Reply Brief in Lanning

Jan Hamilton has filed his Reply Brief in Hamilton v. Lanning.  You can access it here

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