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.



From Kathleen J. Campbell, Clerk of Court

On October 16, 2021, the Court will conduct a disaster recovery test that impacts its information systems. The following Court systems and applications will not be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021:

Public users will not be able to view tentative rulings/posted calendars and should refrain from conducting any transactions during the testing window. Regular service will resume on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


October 18, 5:00 p.m., Zoom

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: How Best to Manage Distressed Assets. Hon. Brand, Berman, Marshack, Neale, Posin.


October 21, 5:30 p.m., Zoom

Financial Lawyers Conference. Please Release Me: Third Party Releases, Injunctions, and Exonerations in Chapter 11 Plans and Settlements. Hon. Smith, Bouslog, Garfinkle.


November 1-12, virtual conference

American Bankruptcy Institute. Consumer Practice Extravaganza. Five broad session tracks, with in person networking pop-ups.


November 4, 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner (in person)

Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association. Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner Honoring Judge of the Year: Chief Judge Maureen Tighe. Univeral City (new location).


November 13, morning panel

Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum. Annual Survey of Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Hon. Johnson, Hon. Wallace, Hon. Yun. Riverside.


November 18

TMA NOW. Craft a Charcuterie Board.


November 19, three hour morning panel (Zoom)

Federal Bar Association. 18th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium. Hon. Klein, Hon. Russell, Hon. Barash, Hermann, Maroko, Perry Isaacson, Bovitz, Tedford, Boufadel. Register here and purchase your own bagel this year (sorry).


December 1, party

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Holiday party. We think.


December 1

TMA SoCal. Crucial PE Panel. Subramaniam, Fisher, Picmann, Saunders.


December 9, party

California Receivers Forum. Party.


December 9-11, seminar (in person)

American Bankruptcy Institute. Winter Leadership Conference. Rancho Palos Verdes.


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 19-22, 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).