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The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum is pleased to present the following article by Forum Director Gary Elmer from Ciardi Ciardi & Astin on the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019:  

The Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019

The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum is pleased to announce the following webinars sponsored by the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and co-sponsored by the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum to be held October 26, 2020:

Bankruptcy 101 Panel (4 – 5 p.m.)

Featuring:  The Hon. Julia W. Brand (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California)Lei Lei Wang-Ekvall (Smiley Wang-Ekvall, Costa Mesa); Bo Bollinger (Buchalter, Los Angeles); anPeter Mastan (Dinsmore & Shohl, Los Angeles)

The New California Homestead Exemption Panel (5 – 6 p.m.)

Featuring:   Judge Scott C. Clarkson (United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California); State Senator Robert Wieckowski, California Senate District 10 (and primary sponsor of the legislation); Monique D. Jewett-Brewster (Hopkins & Carley, San Jose)Wesley Avery, Chapter 7 Trustee (Law Offices of Wesley H. Avery, APC, Pasadena)Michael O’Halloran (Law Office of Michael T. O'Halloran, San Diego)

Cost: 

LABF members: $25

Member of Co-Sponsoring Organization: $25

Non-members: $40

REGISTER AT:

https://labankruptcyforum.org/event-3993643

EVENT DETAILS:
LABF October Flyer.pdf

PROGRAM MATERIALS FOR SDBF'S SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 WEBINAR: WHAT ARE THE ODDS: EARLY STRATEGY DECISIONS THAT IMPROVE YOUR CHANGES ON APPEAL

Appeals Program 092320.pdf

Litigant's Manual 2019 11.pdf

Ritzen Supreme Ct Case.pdf

2020.09.23_CLE Certificate of Attendance.pdf

2020.09.23_CLE Evaluation Form.pdf

The San Diego Bankruptcy Forum is pleased to announce the following webinar:

"Brace Yourself": The Shockwave Caused by the California Supreme Court Decision in Brace 

Sponsored by the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum

Co-Sponsored by the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Association, and the James T King Bankruptcy Inn of Court

Featuring:  Hon. Margaret M. Mann, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, D. Edward Hays, Marshack Hays, LLP, Roksana D. Moradi-Brovia, Resnik Hayes Moradi, LLP

Moderated by: Richard Marshack, Marshack Hays LLP

When: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Cost: $15, Government and Non-Profit Employees are FREE!

REGISTER AT:

https://iebf.org/event/brace-yourself/

EVENT DETAILS:
Flyer_IEBF_9-10-20..pdf

Program Materials for August 13 Webinar:  The Automatic Stay:  A High Level View Focusing on Recent Case Law and Strategic Tips

Automatic Stay Outline.pdf

362 Automatic stay.doc.pdf

541 Property of the estate.doc.pdf

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan Puerto Rico v Acevedo Feliciano.doc.pdf

Parker v. Bain 68 F.3d 1131 (9th Cir. 1995).pdf

In re Telles.doc.pdf

In re Miller 262 B.R. 499 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2001).pdf

In re Merriman.doc.pdf

In re Gasprom Inc.doc.pdf

Certificate of Attendance (The Automatic Stay).pdf

SDBF MCLE evaluation form (The Automatic Stay).pdf


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. 

REGISTER AT:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unconscious-bias-confronting-gender-race-issues-today-tickets-109762187658

EVENT DETAILS:
Event Flyer 

Program Materials for June 16 Webinar: Part II of the Small Business Reorganization Act: A Primer and Path for the Future

Power Point

In Re Ventura

H.R. 7010

Part II Certificate of Attendance

Program Materials: Part I of the Small Business Reorganization Act: A Primer and Path for the Future

ABI SBRA Power Point

ILC E-bulletin SBRA

Interim Rule Amendments

SBRA Judge Bonapfel

SBRA Text

Timeline of Subchapter 5 Cases

CARES Act Bankruptcy Amendments

Part I Certificate of Attendance

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

COVID-19 Resources.pdf

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 

Questionnaire:  341(a) Meeting of Creditors Questionnaire (Individual Debtors).pdf

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). 

 DECLARATION CONFIRMING IDENTITY AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FOR TELEPHONIC _341(A) MEETINGS.pdf

D.  INTERPRETERS

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.

Meredith King
President

Covid-19 Links & Resources

GENERAL COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE CA STATE BAR

CARES ACT § 1113(B) UPDATES TO THE BANKRUPTCY CODE

See our member's only page for additional links and resources.  


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