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.



April 17, Zoom *canceled*

Beverly Hills Bar Association. Lessons in Bankruptcy: We've Been Here Before. Hon. Russell, more.


April 20, morning, in person and Zoom

Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's Association. Intersection of Taxes and Bankruptcy. Shariff, Walker. Let Linda Righi know if you are coming in person, Woodland Hills.


April 27-28, BAP Pacer down

CM/ECF in the BAP 9th Circuit will be unavailable Saturday April 27, 2024 at 06:00 AM Pacific Time until Sunday April 28, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time for a system maintenance. 

You will not be able to file any documents electronically or view the Ninth Circuit's BAP docket during this time.

/s/ The U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 9th Circuit


April 28, 7:00 p.m. or so, but come early for dinner and two sets of music

Singers in Law. Victorio's, 10901 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood. Hon. Bluebond, more.


April 29, Zoom

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Show me the Money: Do’s and Don’ts to Obtain Use of Cash Collateral and DIP Financing. Hon. Houle, Castaldi, Hollander, Golubow.


April 30-May 2

American Bankruptcy Institute. Distressed Real Estate Symposium. Ojai.


May 9, Zoom

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Young Insolvency Professionals: Attorney Wellness: Strategies and Perspectives for Adapting to the Post-COVID World. Hon. Klein, Houston, Klee, Lesnick.


May 9, dinner by the bite

TMA SoCal. Night of Excellence. Los Angeles (Serra on Vine).


May 11, morning, in person and on Zoom

cdcbaa. The Top 20: Common Evidentiary Problems in Bankruptcy Court. Hon. Russell, Bovitz. Woodland Hills. Send an email to Linda Righi if you are coming in person, Woodland Hills.


May 17-19 conference

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


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.


July 17-18, networking

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


August 8, summer social, beer

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Summer social. Irvine.


September 17-19 conference

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


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).


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).