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.



May 17-19 conference

California Bankruptcy Forum. 36th Annual Insolvency Conference. Santa Barbara (Ritz-Carlton Bacara). Hon. Ahart, Bagdanov, Barasch, Hon. Barash, Hon. Bason, Bergthold, Hon. Bluebond, Hon. Reyes Bordeaux, Bovitz, Hon. Brand, Hon. Clarkson, Cohen, Debman, Egan, Fear, Fiero, Flahaut, Foster, Freitag, Friedman, Gurule, Hon. Hammond, Hawkins, Hollander, Perry Isaacson, Hon. Johnson, Joshi, Hon. Kaufman, Keena, Keller, Kellner, Kim, Hon. Klein, Leary, Leeds, Levey, Lewis, Macdonald, Marticello, Mastan, Mayer, Miggins, Myers, Hon. Novack, Pham, Phelps, Rivas, Shaw, Hon. Smith, Stoops, Taylor, Hon. Tighe, Troszak, Vives, Weise.


May 20, 9:00 a.m., Zoom

Federal Judicial Center. A Review of Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Decisions (2024). Hon. Hercher, Hon, Brand, Hon. Hillen. Materials to follow at https://fjc.dcn/content/387031/review-ninth-circuit-bankruptcy-decisions-2024 (link not yet live).


May 21, 10:00 a.m. Pacific, Zoom

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Hot Five in Sub V. Hon. Bonapfel, Hon. Rodriguez, Wee, Nguyen.


May 28, 3:00 p.m., Zoom

American Board of Certification. How to maximize the value of an ABC certification. Davidoff. Meeting ID: 864 2316 8944; Passcode: 535013. Certified specialists and would-be-specialists are invited.


May 30, Zoom

U.S. Trustee. Program on soon-to-be-all-Zoom 341(a) meetings.


June 3, dinners

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Annual Night with the Judges. Los Angeles (Griffin Club). Hons. Barash, Bluebond, Brand, Clarkson, Klein, Russell, Saltzman.


June 8, program

Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's Association. Saving a home after the foreclosure sale: The ins and outs of Civil Code 2924m. Paquette, Finestone, Hayes.


June 10, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

Central Guide informational session. 160 369 6570; TCG2024


June 12, deadline to comment on Court’s Proposed Strategic Plan

The Court is engaged in updating its five-year Strategic Plan and seeking public input. In 2019, the Court established a new Strategic Plan to provide a road map for its future direction over the next five years. The plan included four long-term issues that the Court would face, as well as the goals and strategies required to address them. The current plan is set to expire at the end of 2024. A new draft of the Plan has been developed internally and includes updated issues, goals, and strategies to ensure that operations remain aligned with the Court’s mission. The Court is now pleased to invite the public to provide feedback and suggestions on the draft of its updated Strategic Plan. This engagement provides an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute their thoughts and insights on the future direction of the Court and to help shape the organization's strategic priorities for the years ahead.

To review the Court’s draft Strategic Plan, visit All comments and suggestions are welcome. To submit a comment or suggestion, please be sure to reference the specific issue/goal/strategy in the Strategic Plan being addressed. Thank you.

Questions to Consider:

What would you change, and how would you change it?
What issues should the Court address over the next 1-5 years?
What goals should the Court set to address these issues?
How do you envision the Court in the next five years?
To be considered, a comment or suggestion must be emailed to (link sends e-mail) by June 12, 2024.

Kathleen J. Campbell
Clerk of Court


June 13, noon, Zoom

Beverly Hills Bar Association. The Fee Examiner’s Perspective: Sensible, Ethical, and Effective Lawyer Billing Hygiene. Prof. Nancy Rapoport, Bovitz.


Jun 18, Zoom

Financial Lawyers Conference. Jeffrey S. Turner Memorial Commercial Law Update. Weise, Hilson, Bouslog.


July 17-18, networking

TMA Northern California, TMA Southern California. TMA Summer Extravaganza. Napa.


July 23, 3:00 p.m., Zoom

American Board of Certification. A consumer bankruptcy topic. Slocum, Ausbrooks. Meeting ID: 885 3229 2337; Passcode: 596412. For ABC certified specialists.


August 8, summer social, beer

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Summer social. Irvine.


September 18-20 conference

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


September 24, 3:00 p.m., Zoom

American Board of Certification. A business bankruptcy topic. Davidoff. Meeting ID: 825 6973 3474; Passcode: 296014. For ABC certified specialists.


October 7, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

Central Guide informational session. 160 369 6570; TCG2024


November 15, seminar

Federal Bar Association. 21st Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium. Judge Jury, Bovitz, more. Los Angeles (Roybal).


November 26, 3:00 p.m., Zoom

American Board of Certification. A consumer bankruptcy topic. Slocum. Meeting ID: 859 0068 8928; Passcode: 205152. For ABC certified specialists.


December 9, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

Central Guide informational session. 160 369 6570; TCG2024


December 12-14, conference

American Bankruptcy Institute. Winter Leadership Conference. Scottsdale.


September 16-19, 2025 conference

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