Bankruptcy Dog


This is a calendar of events of interest to Los Angeles bankruptcy professionals. If you would like an event to be posted on "the dog," please send your announcement to J. Scott Bovitz. Include the link to the registration page on your group's web site. Thank you.


Exhibit 97 -- this wild pig thinks it is a dog


341(a) meetings -- still telephonic

August 28, 2020 

The U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone or video appearance to all cases filed during the period of the President’s “Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak” issued March 13, 2020, and ending on the date that is 60 days after such declaration terminates. However, the U.S. Trustee may approve a request by a trustee in a particular case to continue the section 341 meeting to an in-person meeting in a manner that complies with local public health guidance, if the U.S. Trustee determines that an in-person examination of the debtor is required to ensure the completeness of the meeting or the protection of estate property. This policy may be revised at the discretion of the Director of the United States Trustee Program.


Your $25.00 is past due. From

On May 28, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued General Order No. 20-07, which instituted an annual renewal fee of $25 for every attorney who has been a member of the Bar of the Central District of California for at least one year and increased the pro hac vice fee to $500. 

Beginning in 2020, this annual renewal fee of $25 is due on September 1 of each year for all attorneys admitted to the Court’s Bar before September 1 of the prior year.  Attorneys who fail to pay the annual renewal fee by September 30 will be subject to removal from the rolls of the Court’s Bar and must reapply for membership under Local Rule 83- and pay the full fee for admission in order to practice before this Court. The fee must be paid online through the Court’s website at


Proposed amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.

"The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. On August 14, 2020, the public comment period opens for the proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts I and II; Rules 1007, 1020, 2009, 2012, 2015, 3002, 3010, 3011, 3014, 3016, 3017.1, 3017.2 (new), 3018, 3019, 5005, 7004, and 8023; and Official Forms 101, 122B, 201, 309E-1, 309E-2, 309F-1, 309F-2, 314, 315, and 425A. The public comment period closes on February 16, 2021."


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Until October 22, Zoom:

American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, American Board of Certification, American College of Bankruptcy, AICPA, AIRA, California Bankruptcy Forum, CLLA, Federal Bar Association, IWIRC, NAFER, NABT, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, NYIC, The M&A Advisor, TMA. Insolvency 2020 Restructuring, Insolvency & Distressed Debt Virtual Summit.


September 23, online gambling, sort of:

TMA. Virtual NL Hold'em Tournament.


September 24, 4:00 p.m.:

Financial Lawyers Conference. Judge Saltzman And Judge Yun On The Potential Lasting Impact Of Virtual Courtroom Appearance. Zoom.


September 29 - October 1:

TMA. Impact (virtual conference).


October 7-8 virtual seminar:

California Lawyers Association. Solo and Small Firm Summit.


October 8, 12:30 p.m. Zoom:

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Tax Law Sections. Taxwoman at the Door: Exemption Planning, Collection Powers, Liens, and Horror Stories -- Quick answers (from a panel of four certified specialists) to 18 burning bankruptcy/tax questions in only 60 minutes! Brager, Walker, Tanner, Bovitz, Aronoff.


November 20 ethics seminar (Zoom -- you are responsible for your own bagel this year):

Federal Bar Association, 17th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium. Los Angeles (Roybal). Will include a sessions on: Telling the Story on Your Timesheets: A Fee Examiner's Tips for Creditors' Lawyers and Bankruptcy Estate Professionals (Rapoport); Attorney Competence 101: The Latest Scams And Technical Dangers For Lawyers And Other Human Beings (Hon. Holt, Furr, Bovitz); Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information (Chase).


January 11, 2021 movie club (not 100% sure about the date, the film, or whether the movie club regulars want to sit all that close to you):

When the governor permits, and once the Regel has reopened, members of the Monday Night Lawyer Movie Club Unless It's On Tuesday will gather for a bite (usually at a restaurant at LA Live, next to Staples Center, 800 West Olympic Boulevard) and watch the latest film at the Regal Cinema (also at LA Live, 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles). For upcoming film selections, dates, and times, visit or send a note to Bring your no-touch-thermometer; during 2021, the group will conduct non-contact temperature checks of all draft beers.


March 4, 2021:

American Bankruptcy Institute. Bankruptcy battleground west. Beverly Hills.


May 14-16, 2021:

California Bankruptcy Forum. 33rd Annual Insolvency Conference. La Costa (we think).


October 5-9, 2021 conference:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Indianapolis (J.W. Marriott).


November 5, 2021 dinner:

Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association ("c"). Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner Honoring Judge of the Year: Chief Judge Maureen Tighe. Los Angeles (LA Grand Hotel).


May 20-22, 2022:

California Bankruptcy Forum. 34th Annual Insolvency Conference. Monterey (Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course).


October 18-22, 2022 conference:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Orlando (Marriott World Center).


May 19-21, 2023:

California Bankruptcy Forum. 35th Annual Insolvency Conference. La Quinta (La Quinta Resort & Club).


October 10-14, 2023 conference:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Austin (J.W. Marriott).


May 17-19, 2024

California Bankruptcy Forum. 36th Annual Insolvency Conference. Santa Barbara (Ritz-Carlton Bacara).


September 17-19, 2024 conference:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Seattle (Hyatt Regency Seattle).


September 16-19, 2025 conference:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Chicago (Marriott Marquis Chicago).