Coming Events

June
08
2019
JUDGES ON TRIAL!

Southwestern Law School-Bullocks Wilshire Building, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:30am - 11:00am            

Program: 11:00am - 1:30pm     

           

On-site parking: $10 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

SPEAKERS:

Hon. Catherine E. Bauer | U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Santa Ana Division

Hon. Ernest M. Robles | U. S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Los Angeles Division

Hon. Martin R. Barash | U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, San Fernando Division

Moderator: Anerio V. Altman, Esq.

 

April
06
2019
LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND ETHICS

Southwestern Law School-Westmoreland Building, 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00-11:00am            
Membership Meeting: 10:30-11:00am 
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm                

On-site parking: $10 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided


SPEAKERS: 

Steven R. Fox, Esq. | The Fox Law Corporation

Howard Raff, Financial Advisor | Diversified Securities, Inc.

James R. Felton, Esq. | Greenberg & Bass

Marty Rudoy, Esq. | Rudoy Law

Arthur L. Margolis, Esq. | Margolis and Margolis

March
16
2019
INTERSECTION OF BANKRUPTCY AND PROBATE

Southwestern Law School-Westmoreland Building, 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00-11:00am            
Membership Meeting: 10:30-11:00am 
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm                

On-site parking: $10 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided


SPEAKERS: 

Hon. Meredith A. Jury (ret.) U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Riverside Division 
Daniel Koontz, Esq. | Clerk to the Hon. Ernest M. Robles
Alan W. Forsley, Esq. | Fredman Lieberman Pearl LLP
Stella Havkin, Esq. | Havkin & Shrago
Patrick T. Green, Esq. | Fitzgerald & Green


February
23
2019
EVERYTHING PROOFS OF CLAIM: Informal POCs; filing a formal POC, What are the Requirements; Claim Objections, including burdens of proof, grounds, etc.; claim amendments; who needs to file a proof of claim; consent to jurisdiction.

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

SPEAKERS: 

Vincent Zurzolo, U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Los Angeles Division 

Nancy Zamora, Chapter 7 Trustee 

Nina Javan, necdcbaa Board Member 

 

On site parking: $10.00 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

 

January
12
2019
13th ANNUAL REVIEW OF 9th CIRCUIT DECISIONS ON BANKRUPTCY IN 2018

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am 
Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:
TBD

On site parking: $10.00 (cash)
2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

October
13
2018
NEW CHAPTER 13 PLAN, RARA AND FEE APPLICATIONS

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Mark D. Houle, U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Riverside
  • Aki Koyami - Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee Kathy Dockery
  • Nicholas Gebelt - Law Offices of Nicholas Gebelt

 

On site parking: $10.00

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

September
29
2018
INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER 11s

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

SPEAKERS: 

  • Hon. Neil W. Bason - Central District of California
  • Steven Fox - Law Offices of Steven B. Fox
  • Stella Havkin - Havkin & Shrago
  • Peter M. Lively - Law Office of Peter M. Lively
  • Dennis McGoldrick - Law Office of Dennis McGoldrick

 

On site parking: $10.00 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

July
21
2018
FIFTH ANNUAL JAMES T. KING BANKRUPTCY SYMPOSIUM: ETHICS AND GETTING PAID

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

SPEAKERS: 

  • Hon. Erithe A. Smith, U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Santa Ana Division
  • Nancy B. Rapoport, Esq.
  • M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq.

On site parking: $10.00 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

June
09
2018
AUTOMATIC STAY AND DISCHARGE INJUNCTION VIOLATIONS

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am 

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

SPEAKERS: 

  • Christopher P. Burke, Esq.
  • Raymond H. Aver, Esq.
  • M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq., Moderator
     

On site parking: $10.00 (cash)

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

April
28
2018
MEET THE CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Amy L. Goldman, Esq. - Lewis Brisbois
  • David M. Goodrich, Esq. - Weiland Golden Goodrich LLP
  • Jason M. Rund, Esq. - Sheridan & Rund PC
  • Jeffrey I. Golden, Esq. - Weiland Golden Goodrich LLP
  • Wesley Avery, Esq. - Law Offices of Wesley H. Avery, APC

On site parking: $10.00

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

 

March
17
2018
STUDENT LOAN DISCHARGEABILITY

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

 SPEAKERS: 

  • Leigh E. Ferrin, Esq. - Public Law Center
  • Christine E. Kingston, Esq.
  • Austin C. Smith, Esq.

On site parking: $10.00

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

February
24
2018
FINANCIAL ELDER ABUSE

Southwestern Law School, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

SPEAKERS: 

  • Hon. Meredith A. Jury, United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California Riverside Division
  • Hon. Martin R. Barash, United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California San Fernando Valley Division
  • Allyson Young, L.A. County Elder Abuse Forensic Center
  • Molly Davies, WISE and Healthy Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention and Ombudsman Services, Inc.
  • James Preis, Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. 

 

On site parking: $10.00

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

January
27
2018
12th ANNUAL REVIEW OF 9th CIRCUIT DECISIONS ON BANKRUPTCY IN 2017

Loyola Law School, Merrifield Hall, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles CA 90015


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Julia Brand, Judge Central District of California and Judge of the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
  • Hon. Charles Novack, Judge Northern District of California, Oakland Division
  • M. Jonathan Hayes - Simon Resnik Hayes, LLP

 

On site parking: $9.00

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

 

November
09
2017
2017 CALVIN ASHLAND AWARDS DINNER

The L.A. Hotel (formerly the Marriott Hotel) - Pacific Ballroom - 333. S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Reception and no-host bar at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards presentation at 7:00pm

 

 

October
21
2017
SETTLEMENTS IN BANKRUPTCY AND ADVERSARY CASES

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Neil W. Bason - Central District of California
  • Stella Havkin - Havkin & Shrago
  • Raymond H. Aver - Law Offices of Raymond H. Aver
  • James Selth - Weintraub, Selth & Nguyen APC

On site parking: $10.00

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

September
23
2017
FOURTH ANNUAL JAMES T. KING BANKRUPTCY SYMPOSIUM - EXEMPTIONS: IS BAD FAITH A FACTOR OR NOT?

The Olympic Collection: 11301 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90064


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am
 
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm
 
 
SPEAKERS:
 
Hon. Theodor Albert - Central District of California
Prof. Mark S. Scarberry - Pepperdine University School of Law
John N. Tedford, IV - Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz LLP
M. Jonathan Hayes - Simon Resnik Hayes LLP
 
On site parking $10.00. 

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided. 

August
19
2017
UPCOMING CHANGES IN THE CHAPTER 13 RULES AND PLAN

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am
 
cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am
 
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm
 
 
SPEAKERS:
 
  • Hon. Meredith A. Jury, U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Riverside Division 
  • Akihito Koyama, Senior Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Kathy Dockery
  • Nancy B. Clark, Borowitz & Clark

 

On site parking $10.00. 

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided.

 

 

June
24
2017
UNDERSTANDING MIDLAND FUNDING v. JOHNSON

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Tara Twomey; National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center
  • Whitman L. Holt; Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
  • Robert J. Pfister; Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP 

 

On site parking $10.00. 

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided.

April
29
2017
MEET THE COURT CLERK: WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE CLERK'S WINDOW

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 9:30am-10:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:00am-10:30am

Program: 10:30am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • 10:30-11:00: Akihito Koyama, Senior Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Kathy Dockery 
  • 11:00-12:00: Kathy Campbell, Clerk of the Court, Central District of California and Jeff Cozad, Law Clerk to Hon. Vincent Zurzolo 
  • 12:00-1:00: Hon. Martin Barash

 

On site parking $10.00. 

2.5 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided.

 

 

 

 

 

March
18
2017
BANKRUPTCY APPEALS: IT'S NOT AS HARD AS IT LOOKS

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • M. Jonathan Hayes - Simon Resnik Hayes, LLP
  • Sarah Stevenson - BAP Staff Attorney
  • C. Hunter Hayes - Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

On site parking $10.00. 

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided.

 

February
11
2017
WHY USE THE COURT'S MEDIATION PROGRAM IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CASES

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Barry Russell

  • David B. Lally, Law Office of David B. Lally

  • J. Scott Bovitz, Bovitz & Spitzer

 On site parking $10.00. 

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided.

January
28
2017
11th ANNUAL REVIEW OF 9th CIRCUIT DECISIONS ON BANKRUPTCY IN 2016

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Vincent Zurzolo, Judge Central District of California
  • Hon. Laura Taylor, Chief Judge, Southern District of California and Judge of the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
  • M. Jonathan Hayes - Simon Resnik Hayes

 On site parking $10.00.  

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided.

November
03
2016
2016 CALVIN ASHLAND AWARDS DINNER

The L.A. Hotel (formerly the Marriott Hotel) - Pacific Ballroom - 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Reception and no-host bar at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards presentation at 7:00pm

October
15
2016
ANATOMY OF A CHAPTER 7 ASSET CASE

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

SPEAKERS:

  • Stella Havkin
  • Dennis McGoldrick
  • David R. Hagen
  • Wesley H. Avery
September
24
2016
RECOVERING THE REPOED VEHICLE

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Bullocks Wilshire Building, 1st Floor, Julian Dixon Courtroom, Los Angeles, CA 90010


NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD IN THE BULLOCKS WILSHIRE BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, JULIAN DIXON COURTROOM

___________________________________________________________________

Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

SPEAKERS:

Louis J. Esbin - Certified Bankruptcy Specialist - Past President cdcbaa 2008 - Law Office of Louis J. Esbin

Peter M. Lively, JD, MBA - President cdcbaa 2017 - Law Office of Peter M. Lively

David A. Tilem - Certified Bankruptcy Specialist - Past President cdcbaa 2005 - Law Office of David Tilem

 

 

 

 

 

September
19
2016
EARLE HAGEN MEMORIAL GOLF, TENNIS AND POKER TOURNAMENT


Public Counsel and the cdcbaa will host The Earle Hagen Memorial Golf, Tennis and Poker Tournament at the Porter Valley Country Club in Los Angeles. The Tournament is attended by lawyers, judges and many other senior members of the Los Angeles legal community, and it is named in honor of Earle Hagen, a respected member of the bankruptcy bar for over 40 years.

August
13
2016
THIRD ANNUAL JAMES T. KING BANKRUPTCY SYMPOSIUM - JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY: INTERPRETING THE BANKRUPTCY CODE

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

SPEAKERS:
 
Hon. Paul Watford; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
 
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
 
Co-Moderator: Hon. Martin Barash; Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California
 
Co-Moderator: M. Jonathan Hayes; Simon, Resnik, Hayes LLP
  
 
 
July
23
2016
FUNDAMENTALS FOR "FINALIZING" A CHAPTER 13 CASE

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

SPEAKERS: Aki Koyama, Senior Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee Kathy Dockery; Jeffrey J. Hagen, Law Offices of Hagen and Hagen; S. Renee Sawyer-Blume, Simon Resnik Hayes, LLP; Nancy B. Clark, Borowitz and Clark, LLP

 

June
18
2016
ETHICS

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

SPEAKERS: Judge Maureen Tighe; Ron Maroko; Dennis McGoldrick

March
26
2016
INTERSECTION OF BANKRUPTCY AND FAMILY LAW

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

 

SPEAKERS: Judge Ernest Robles; Pat Green

February
27
2016
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ELIMINATION OF BIAS

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

 

 SPEAKERS: Nancy B. Clark; Roksana D. Moradi; Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux

January
30
2016
10th ANNUAL REVIEW OF 9th CIRCUIT DECISIONS ON BANKRUPTCY IN 2015

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 

Speakers: Hon. Meredith Jury; Hon. Julia Brand; M. Jonathan Hayes - Simon Resnik Hayes

November
05
2015
2015 CALVIN ASHLAND AWARDS DINNER

The L.A. Grand (formerly the Marriott Hotel) - Grand Ballroom - 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Please join us for a night of celebration to honor James T. King, this year's Calvin Ashland Attorney of the Year.  Keynote address by the Honorable Richard Paez, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The dinner will be held in the L.A. Grand (formerly the Marriot Hotel) Grand Ballroom.
333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

Reception and no-host bar at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and awards presentation at 7:00p.m.

Please download the flyer for additional information.

October
17
2015
HOW TO BE APPEALING TO THE BANKRUPTCY APPELLATE PANEL

Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Speakers: The Honorable Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell; Susan M. Spraul - Clerk of the Ninth Circuit BAP; Kathleen J. McCarthy

September
19
2015
SECOND ANNUAL JAMES T. KING BANKRUPTCY SYMPOSIUM

Southwestern Law School 3050 Wilshire Boulevard Westmoreland Building - 6th Floor - Room W611, Los Angeles, CA 90010


DEAR CONGRESS: CHAPTER 13 COULD USE A LITTLE HELP!

Speakers: Judge Keith Lundin - Chief Judge Middle District of Tennessee; Henry Hildebrand - Chapter 13 Trustee Nashville, Tennessee; Judge Meredith Jury - Central District of California Riverside Division; Professor Katie Porter - University of California Irvine, School of Law; Aki Koyama - Staff Attorney to Kathy Dockery, Chapter 13 Trustee.

Moderator: M. Jonathan Hayes, Simon Resnik Hayes LLP

 

July
18
2015
MEET THE CHAPTER 13 STAFF ATTORNEYS

Southwestern Law School. 3050 Wilshire Boulevard. Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor. Los Angeles, CA 90010


Speakers:

 Aki Koyama

Staff Attorney to Kathy Dockery

 

 Elizabeth Schneider

Staff Attorney to Rod Danielson

 

Jay Chien

Staff Attorney to Amrane Cohen

 

 Masako Okuda

Staff Attorney to Nancy Curry

 

Angela Gil

Staff Attorney to Kathy Dockery

 

Moderator: 

Nancy B. Clark

Borowitz and Clark

 Where:

Southwestern Law School

3050 Wilshire Boulevard

Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90010 

 

Parking is $10.00

  

Times:

Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Program: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

 

 2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided – Limited Space

Cost: Free to current cdcbaa Members

Non-Members: $250 (which includes cdcbaa membership through December 2015, access to the list serve, admission to all cdcbaa 2015 MCLE seminars and admission to the annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner on November 5th).  

Sign up the day of the seminar with a check payable to cdcbaa  or visit our website at www.bklawyers.org to remit payment online.  You may also mail your registration form and check to the address listed on the attached application.

 

 NOTE: credit cards cannot be accepted the day of the seminar

June
20
2015
HANDLING TAX DEBT DISCHARGEABILITY AND BANKRUPTCY TAX DISPUTES

Southwestern Law School. 3050 Wilshire Boulevard. Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor. Los Angeles, CA 90010


Speakers: 

Hon. Robert N. Kwan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California – Los Angeles Division 

 

Arnold H. Wuhrman, Esq. 

Serenity Legal Services, P.C.

  

Michael Tan, Esq. 

IRS Office of Chief Counsel 

 

Robert F. Conte, Esq.

Assistant U.S. Attorney

 

Where:

Southwestern Law School

3050 Wilshire Boulevard

Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90010 

 

Parking is $10.00

 

Times:

Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Program: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

 2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided – Limited Space

Cost: Free to current cdcbaa Members

 

May
16
2015
ISSUES ARISING FROM REAFFIRMATION AND REDEMPTION

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided -- Limited Space

Free to all members!

Speakers 

  • Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo, United States Bankruptcy Court, Los Angeles Division
  • Nancy B. Clark, Borowitz and Clark
  • Christian Cooper, Public Counsel

Registration: 10:00am - 11:00am
cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Program: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  

Parking is $10

 

March
21
2015
THE UNSCHEDULED LAWSUIT

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Judge Scott Clarkson, Stella Havkin, Raymond H. Aver and Cassandra Richey.
February
21
2015
LITIGATING WITH HOAs

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Judge Catherine Bauer-US Bankruptcy Court-Santa Ana; Jeffrey B. Smith-Curd Galindo & Smith LLP; Alyssa B. Klausner-SwedelsonGottlieb. Registration: 10:00-11:00. Membership meeting: 10:30. Program: 11:00-1:00.
January
24
2015
9th ANNUAL REVIEW OF 9th CIRCUIT DECISIONS ON BANKRUPTCY IN 2014

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor


Speakers: Hon. Victoria Kaufman-Bankruptcy Judge Central District of California, San Fernando Valley Division; Martin Barash-Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern-Bankruptcy Judge Appointee; M. Jonathan Hayes - Simon Resnik Hayes
November
06
2014
2014 CALVIN ASHLAND AWARDS DINNER

The L.A. Hotel (formerly the LA Marriott) - 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Please join us for a night of celebration to honor the Hon. Sheri Bluebond - this year's Calvin Ashland Judge of the Year. Location: The LA Hotel (formerly the LA Marriott Hotel). 333 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Jazz Trio featuring Bruce Campbell, followed by dinner and awards presentation at 7:00 p.m. Reception and no-host bar at 6:00 p.m. cdcbaa MEMBERS: 2014 cdcbaa annual membership fee includes one free ticket to this dinner. Please complete the form and indicate your meal preference. Members must RSVP prior to October 24, 2014 to attend the dinner at no cost. NONMEMBERS AND GUESTS: $95 for on-time nonmembers and guests with RSVP and payment received by 10/24/14. $125 nonmembers and guests RSVP and payment received after 10/24/14. $150 at the door. $75.00 Judicial Officers/ Government Employees

October
25
2014
Litigating Contempt (Automatic Stay Violation and Discharge Injunction) Violations

Location: Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Hon. Neal W. Bason - United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California [Los Angeles Division]; Raymond H. Aver - Law Offices of Raymond H. Aver; Gary R. Wallace, Attorney at Law
September
29
2014
Earle Hagen Memorial Golf Tournament

Porter Valley Country Club


Public Counsel and the cdcbaa will host The Earle Hagen Memorial Golf and Tennis Tournament at the Porter Valley Country Club in Los Angeles. The Tournament is attended by lawyers, judges and many other senior members of the Los Angeles legal community, and it is named in honor of Earle Hagen, a respected member of the bankruptcy bar for over 40 years.
September
13
2014
Ask the Trustee

Location: Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Registration: 10:00am-11:00am

cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

Speakers: Wes Avery, Chapter 7 Trustee; Larry Simons, Chapter 7 Trustee; and Dennis McGoldrick, Former Chapter 7 Trustee.

 

 

July
19
2014
First Annual James T. King Bankruptcy Symposium: In re Bellingham From the Insiders

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 6th Floor


Speakers: Judge Richard Paez-9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Meredith Jury-Riverside, Prof. John Pottow-University of Michigan (Argued for the Appellees at the Supreme Court). Moderated by M. Jonathan Hayes. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm. Southwestern Law School - 6th floor.
June
21
2014
Meet the Judges' Clerks

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Jeff Cozad-Law Clerk to Judge Vincent Zurzolo, Hilda Montes de Oco-Law Clerk to Judge Maureen Tighe, Lindsay Milchiker-Law Clerk to Judge Victoria Kaufman, Gerrick Washington-Law Clerk to Judge Scott Clarkson, David Riley-Law Clerk to Judge Neil Bason, Angella D. Yates-Law Clerk to Judge Neil Bason, Hunter Hayes-Law Clerk to District Court Judge Michael Fitzgerald, Laila Masud-Extern to Judge Vincent Zurzolo. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
May
31
2014
Chapter 13: Meet the Trustees' Attorneys

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Aki Koyama, Tracy Green, Melissa Besecker, Omid Moezzi, Masako Okuda. Moderated by Nancy Clark. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
March
22
2014
Who is the United States Trustee and what Does He Do: Demystifying the Office of the U.S. Trustee

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Peter Anderson, U.S. Trustee Region 16; Jennifer Braun, Assistant U.S. Trustee, Woodland Hills; Abram Feuerstein, Assistant U.S. Trustee, Riverside; M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq., Simon Resnik Hayes LLP - Moderator. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
February
08
2014
WHEN IS CONVERSION KOSHER? EXPLORING THE HOWs, WHENs AND WHYs OF CONVERTING CASES FROM ONE CHAPTER TO ANOTHER

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Judge Catherine Bauer- Santa Ana; Jeffrey Hagen-Hagen & Hagen; Roksana Moradi-Simon Resnik Hayes, LLP. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
January
25
2014
Eigth Annual Review of 9th Circuit Published Decisions and Selected Other Cases on Bankruptcy for 2013

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Judge Theodor Albert-Santa Ana; Judge Deborah Saltzman-Riverside; M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
November
14
2013
2013 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner

The LA Hotel (formerly the LA Marriott) - 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


October
19
2013
Chapter 11 Issues and Strategies Including Introduction of the New Disclosure Statement and Plan of Reorganization Forms

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Hon. Neil Bason, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Los Angeles Division; Brad W. Smith, Managing Director, GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC; and Peter Lively, Law Office of Peter Lively
September
21
2013
Litigation Issues and Strategies Including Contempt

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Ray Aver and Hon. Judge Ernest Robles
July
20
2013
New Issues with the Homestead Exemption

Speakers: Judge Alan Ahart and Alan Broidy. Moderated by Stella Havkin. Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor


June
22
2013
The Strategic Plan for the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Presented by the Judges Strategic Planning Committee. Speakers: Judge Peter Carroll, Judge Maureen Tighe, Judge Scott Clarkson, Judge Deborah Saltzman, Judge Sandra Klein, Clerk of the Court Kathy Campbell and Staff.
May
18
2013
Student Loans: Winning and Losing the Undue Hardship Issue

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Speakers: Christine Wilton, Esq; Jay Fleischman, Esq; Scott Schiff, Esq; Aki Koyama, Staff Attorney for Kathy Dockery.
March
30
2013
Chapter 13 Post Confirmation Potholes and Landmines

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


PANELISTS: Angela Gill, Esq-Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee Kathy Dockery; S.Renee Sawyer-Blume, Esq-Simon Resnik Hayes LLP-Former Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee Liz Rojas; Moderated by Nancy Clark, Esq-Borowitz & Clark.
February
23
2013
Homeowner Bill of Rights: What Are Your Client's Rights? How to Help Your Clients if Their Rights Have Been Violated

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor


January
26
2013
Seventh Annual Review of 9th Circuit Published Decisions and Selected Other Cases on Bankruptcy for 2012

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Panelists: Hon. Meredith Jury, Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California-Riverside Division; Hon. Neil Bason, Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California-Los Angeles Division; M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq. of Simon Resnik Hayes LLP. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
November
15
2012
2012 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner

The LA Hotel (formerly the LA Marriott) - 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


October
13
2012
Bankruptcy and Probate, Trusts and Conservatorships Crossover

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Panelists: Patrick Green, Esq., The Law Office of Fitzgerald and Green; Mark T. Jessee, Esq., The Law Offices of Mark T. Jessee. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
September
15
2012
Bankruptcy Ethics and Malpractice: What Do You Do When You Know Your Client Is Going To Lie Or May Be Subject To Criminal Prosecution?

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Panelists:
  • Jill Sturdevant, Asst. U.S. Trustee, LA
  • Jeff Golden, Ch 7 Trustee
  • John Sheller, Malpractice Defense Expert
  • M. Jonathan Hayes, Moderator
General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
June
23
2012
Bankruptcy Mythbusters

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor


Panelist: Katherine Porter, A UC Irvine Law Professor. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm****THIS SEMINAR WILL BE HELD ON THE 5TH FLOOR****
May
19
2012
How to Get a Chapter 13 Case Confirmed and Post Confirmation Issues

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 5th Floor


Panelist: Omid Moezzi, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Nancy Curry. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm Please Note: This seminar will be held on the 5th Floor - Room 511.
April
21
2012
Foreclosure and Relief from Stays

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Panelists: Judge Neil Bason; David B. Lally, Esq., The Law Office of David B. Lally; and Nancy Clark, Esq., The Law Offices of Borowitz and Clark, LLP. General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
April
02
2012
Night with the LA Kings

The Staples Center


Contact Jeff Smith for details and tickets.
March
03
2012
Defense of Complaints to Determine Dischargeability or to Deny Discharge, Notes from the Trenches

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Panelists: Judge Mitchell Goldberg (Ret.) and Jeffrey S. Shinbrot, Esq., General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
February
04
2012
Substantial Abuse Analysis

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Panelists: Kate Bunker, U.S. Trustee Trial Attorney, SFV; Maria Marquez, U.S. Trustee Bankruptcy Analyst, SFV; Andrew Goodman, Partner of Goodman Faith, LLP, General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
January
21
2012
Sixth Annual Review of 9th Circuit Published Decisions and Selected Other Cases on Bankruptcy for 2011

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Hon. Sandra R. Klein, Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California; and M. Jonathan Hayes, General Meeting: 10:30am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
October
15
2011
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


\"Meet the Court Clerk,\" General Meeting: 10:15am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
September
24
2011
CLE Only (there will be no Board or General Membership Meeting)

Skirball Cultural Center\'s Ahmanson Ballroom-2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049


\"Everything You Need to Know About Chapter 13,\" Panelists: Judge Keith Lundin-US Bankruptcy Court, Nashville and Hank Hildebrand-Chapter 13 Trustee, Nashville. Continental Breakfast 9:30am-10:30am. Program 10:30am-12:30pm.
September
17
2011
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


\"Bankruptcy and Family Law Crossover: Representing Spouses and Domestic Partners in Bankruptcy: What You Don\'t Know Can Hurt You,\" Panelists: Kathryn M. Fitzgerald, Esq.-Certified Family Law Specialist; David Tilem, Esq.-Certified Bankruptcy Specialist; Patrick T. Green, Esq., General Meeting: 10:15am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm
July
16
2011
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


\"Means Test,\" Panelists: Judge Scott Clarkson/Ken Lau, Esq./Aki Koyama, Esq./Nancy B. Clark, Esq., General Meeting: 10:15am, CLE 11:00am-1:00pm NOTE: THIS SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED REGARDLESS OF THE 405 CONSTRUCTION.
June
11
2011
General Meeting and CLE


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the June 11th General Meeting and CLE Seminar have been canceled.
May
21
2011
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


"Bankruptcy and Tax Crossover," Panelists: Vivian Bodey-Attorney & Special Assistant Internal Revenue Service- Office of the Chief Counsel; Michael Tan-Attorney & Special Assistant Internal Revenue Service- Office of the Chief Counsel; John D. Faucher-Attorney at Law, General Meeting: 10:15am, CLE: 11:00am-1:00pm
March
05
2011
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School


"Help Us, Help You," A Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees from the L.A., Valley and Orange County Divisions will be presenting and taking questions General Meeting: 10:15 a.m. CLE: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February
19
2011
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School


"Exemptions: Use Them or Lose Them," Presented by Larry Simons, Law Offices of Larry D. Simons and Jeremy Faith, Goodman Faith LLP. General Meeting: 10:15 a.m. CLE: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

January
22
2011
CLE: Review of 2010 Ninth Circuit Cases

Southwestern Law School


Fifth Annual Review of 9th Circuit Published Decisions and Selected Other Cases on Bankruptcy for 2010. 2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided – Limited Space
January
21
2011
2011 Ninth Circuit Court Decisions

Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Boulevard - Westmoreland Building - 3rd Floor


Judge Christopher M. Klein and Jonathan Hayes
November
29
2010
TBD


November
04
2010
Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner


The cdcbaa will honor Trustee of the Year, Kathy Dockery with an Award and Banquet Dinner at the Marriott Los Angeles. Please RSVP by Oct. 21, 2010 using the attached form.
October
16
2010
Individual 11s that are really Super 13s


Membership meeting at Southwestern Law School. Program Begins at 10am.
September
11
2010
Program on Litigation


Presented by Raymond H. Aver and the Honorable Judge Peter Carroll
July
17
2010
How to make a good “APPEARANCE” Before the Court and Trustees


Speakers: Nancy K. Curry (Chapter 13 Trustee), Warren L. Brown, Esq., Keith Higginbotham, Esq.
March
05
2010
General Meeting and CLE

Southwestern Law School


TOPIC TBA General Meeting: 10:15 a.m. CLE: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.