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Bankruptcy Issues for Massachusetts Judges

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Program Materials: Judges must login to download program materials or contact us to request a copy by email.
 

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Program Faculty from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts:

Chief Judge Melvin S. Hoffman, Eastern Division
Judge Joan N. Feeney, Eastern Division
Judge Henry J. Boroff, Central and Western Division
Judge Frank J. Bailey, Eastern Division
Judge Christopher J. Panos, Central Division


Taught by all five Massachusetts Bankruptcy Judges, this afternoon program for new and experienced judges will focus on the intersection of bankruptcy with state law. In addition to learning general bankruptcy fundamentals, judges will better understand how to determine the effect of a bankruptcy case on an action pending in state courts, how to verify the status of a bankruptcy, and how to best manage different scenarios in the courtroom. Topics will include:

  • Automatic Stay
  • Dischargeability
  • Bankruptcy and Criminal Proceedings
  • Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Law

There will be time allotted for Q&A and discussion with colleagues, including separate breakout sessions, one for judges of courts of general jurisdiction and another devoted to domestic relations law.

Every judge in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Bankruptcy Issues for State Trial Court Judges (Fourth Edition), courtesy of the American Bankruptcy Institute, which covers the 2005 amendments to the Code, including concepts such as property of the estate, claims, bankruptcy stays and injunctions, dischargeability, domestic relations law, criminal proceedings and the structure of the bankruptcy court system. Probate and Family Court Judges in attendance will also receive a copy of When Worlds Collide: Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Domestic Relations and Family Law (Fourth Edition).