The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum's Statement on Racism and Violence
The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum stands with Black Americans and all those who have been affected by racism and violence. Racism, discrimination, and inequality have no place in our country, and we must demand change. We encourage and invite our members, and all of the legal community, to call out and oppose racism in all of its forms, explicit or implicit, wherever found. Together, we will create a better world. Black Lives Matter: then, now, and always.
SoCal IWIRC's Annual Young Professionals Webinar
The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum is pleased to announce the following webinar:
Confronting Gender & Race Issues Today: SoCal IWIRC's Annual Young Professionals Event
Sponsored by the IWIRC Southern California Network
Co-Sponsored by the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
Featuring: L. Song Richardson, Dean and Chancellor's Professor of Law, U.C. Irvine School of Law
When: Monday, June 29, 2020; Socializing, 12:00 12:30 p.m.; Program 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Via Zoom
Cost: Complimentary, with a suggested donation of $20. All net proceeds will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Program Materials for June 16 Webinar: Part II of the Small Business Reorganization Act: A Primer and Path for the Future
Program Materials: Part I of the Small Business Reorganization Act: A Primer and Path for the Future
Free Live California Bankruptcy Forum Webinar
The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum is pleased to announce the following FREE live webinar:
The California Bankruptcy Forum's California Bankruptcy Courts Remain Strong: California Chief Bankruptcy Judges' Updates on Remote Operations on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 4:30p.m.-6:30 p.m featuring Tracy Green, CBF State President; Robbin L. Itkin, DLA Piper LLP; Chief Judge Margaret M. Mann; Chief Judge Charles Novack; Chief Judge Ronald Sargis; and Chief Judge Maureen Tighe. Registration details can be found: https://www.calbf.org/.
Covid-19 Resources Complied by The Honorable Chief Bankruptcy Judge Margaret M. Mann and Law Clerk Shelby Poteet
A Message from Len Ackerman: Joint Instructions from the San Diego Chapter 7 Trustees in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Below are instructions on how to deal with ID verification, attendance/oath, interpreters and guideline documents for your immediate use.
A. TRUSTEE QUESTIONNAIRE/BANKRUPTCY INFORMATION SHEET
Links to the Trustee Questionnaire and the Bankruptcy Information Sheet are below. Please note that the Trustee Questionnaire has been slightly revised to add a new paragraph 2 stating “Have you reviewed the Bankruptcy Information Sheet and do you understand the information contained therein”. As you may know, this question is required to be asked at the 341(a) meeting and normally most lawyers provide their clients this form at the 341(a) meeting. Starting immediately, please make sure your clients have the Bankruptcy Information Sheet and the Questionnaire prior to the 341(a) meeting and PLEASE UPLOAD THE SIGNED QUESTIONNAIRE with your other edocs (or as soon as practicable, if edocs have already been submitted).
Bankruptcy Information Sheet: https://www.justice.gov/ust/bankruptcy-information-sheet-0
B. TELEPHONIC 341 MEETINGS
All 341(a) meetings must be done telephonically. The phone-in information for your meeting is located in paragraph 7 on the Amended Notice of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case. Please keep in mind that the dial in information can change from trustee to trustee, so always confirm with the notice. Please also ensure that your clients have this information. Please ensure that your clients understand that there will be multiple matters on the same telephone line and that they may have to wait until their matter is called. Please ensure that your clients (and you) know to be on mute until the particular matter is called and to be in a quiet place when they are on the call. Also, please make sure NEVER to put the call on hold.
C. ID VERIFICATION
Please have your clients provide TO YOU a screen shot, or you can review by video conferencing, facetime or other like means, their photo ID and social security number (or you can still obtain a copy of their W2/1099 or other acceptable document to verify SSN).
Then, complete the Declaration Confirming Identity and Social Security Number found below and edoc the Declaration with a copy of the photo id and SSN evidence in a separate edoc to the Trustee, within 14 days of filing the bankruptcy petition (or for cases filed prior to March 25, 2020 ONLY, no later than seven days prior to the 341(a) meeting).
Please notify your Trustee in the edocs package, or as soon as possible, of any interpreters needed for your cases. Your case may need to be moved to a different time slot when an interpreter can also be on the conference line.
E. E DOCS
Please take special care to ensure that all supporting documentation is uploaded within 14 days of the filing of the bankruptcy petition (or for cases filed prior to March 25, 2020 ONLY, no later than seven days prior to the 341(a) meeting). Your cooperation with all of the above and especially with timeliness is especially appreciated during these difficult times.
This is a very difficult time for all of us. Your cooperation with the above is greatly appreciated.
Leonard J. Ackerman
Chapter 7 Trustee
The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic
The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum is aware of and continues to monitor and evaluate the novel COVID-19 crisis and will be operating remotely and converting our education seminars and business meetings to webcasts or virtual conferences to minimize the spread of COVID-19. However, during this difficult time, the Forum intends to continue to provide much needed education and support to our members to assist them in navigating these unprecedented circumstances and is committed to maintaining and enhancing its programming as much as possible. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and resources.
Covid-19 Links & Resources
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