Bankruptcy Dog

This is a calendar of events of interest to Los Angeles bankruptcy professionals. All start times are Pacific Time. 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.

Hon. Scott Clarkson visited the Ukraine in June and July.


Face coverings?! Kathleen J. Campbell says...

Pursuant to United States District Court General Order 21-08, all individuals seeking entry to, or occupying, all divisions of the Bankruptcy Court must abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent guidance regarding face coverings. Local COVID-19 Community Levels for each county as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention govern the requirements for wearing face coverings in the Court. Face coverings are optional for each division located in a county with a “Low” or “Medium” Community Level as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and mandatory for each division located in a county with a “High” Community Level.

Accordingly, per General Order 21-08, given the current high COVID-19 community levels and CDC guidance, face coverings should be worn in the respective divisions of the Court:

These face covering policies are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 community level of the county in which the division is located or by further order of the Court.


August 17, Zoom

NCBJ. Hot topics in chapter 13. Hon. Peake, Greenberg, Wilson-Aguilar, Cruz.


August 17, dinner

San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Annual Judges' Night (honoring Hon. Maureen Tighe and Hon. Firdaus Dordi). Mountaingate Country Club.


August 18, 6:00 p.m., party (in person)

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Summer Social. Irvine.


September 1, last day to pay annual $25.00 district court fee (bankruptcy lawyers must pay this fee)

The annual bar membership renewal fee is due on September 1, 2022. Please see the Notice From The Clerk. Renewal fees may be paid online at


September 8-10, conference

American Bankruptcy Institute. Southwest Bankruptcy Conference. Las Vegas.


September 12, Zoom

IWIRC SoCal. Patio to plate gardening workshop.


September 16, might be video, might be live

San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Innocent spouse’s liability for the fraud or misdeeds of the not-so-nice spouse under 11 U.S.C. ยง523. Hon. Russell, Bovitz.


September 22, mixer

Turnaround Management Association Southern California. Night of Excellence. Union Station, Los Angeles.


September 22-23, seminar

Central California Bankruptcy Association's annual conference. Fresno.


October 13

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Celebration of our Orange County Judges.


October 18-22, 2022 conference

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


November 10, 6:00 p.m., dinner

cdcbaa's Hon. Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner. Universal City.


November 18, 9:00 a.m., live seminar

Federal Bar Association. 19th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium. Roybal, Room 1339 (upstairs this year). Including "Lawyer Louses: The Bad and 'Baddest' Moments from 2022," Joseph Boufadel, chair.




May 19-22, 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).