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 the American Bankruptcy Institute (Hon. Clarkson's free book)

"Hon. Scott C. Clarkson, a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California in Santa Ana, provides an invaluable insider’s look at what he’s learned in his years on the bench in a new ABI ebook titled 27 Articles for Bankruptcy Judges: A Bankruptcy Judge's Insights on Trying to Get It Right. Judge Clarkson’s musings are divided into 27 essays in 27 Articles, a nod to author T.E. Lawrence’s writings of the same name during World War I. Available for free, the ebook serves as a useful guide for both new and seasoned judges, practitioners thinking of becoming judges, judicial staff, and anyone who conducts business in and around the courts. 'This is really a book about the reemergence of civility both in and out of court, and how both judges and the legal profession may strive to promote civility, honesty and integrity throughout the legal system,' Judge Clarkson said. 'Judge Clarkson’s book is a delight,' said ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle. 'It’s chock full of hints for newly minted judges.' To obtain your copy of 27 Articles for Bankruptcy Judges: A Bankruptcy Judge's Insights on Trying to Get It Rightplease click here."


March 3, 7:30 p.m. (ish)

Hon. Sheri Bluebond's singing quartet. Victorio's. 10901 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood.


March 12, lunch or Zoom

California Receivers Forum. AI is here: What you need to know. Rangan, Munro. Costa Mesa.


March 14, retirement gig

San Diego Bankruptcy Forum. Retirement party for the Hon. Margaret M. Mann. Provisional Kitchen at the Pendry, 425 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101.


March 15-17, seminar

Financial Lawyers Conference. Current Topics in Chapter 11 Practice. Palos Verdes.


March 25, Zoom

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Advanced Understanding of Microaggressions, Bias and Stereotypes in the Workplace.


April 8, Zoom

Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum. Department of Justice Guidance on Student Loans. Hon. Reyes-Bordeaux, Levey, Rao.


April 10, lunch

Federal Bar Association. State of the Circuit/District. Hon. Murguia, Hon. Gee, Hon. Stevenson, Hon. Albert. Los Angeles (DoubleTree, 120 S. Los Angeles).


April 10, live, 5:30 p.m.

TMA SoCal. Yes, we can file complex chapter 11 cases in the Central District of California. Wynne, Itkin, Agam, Schechtman. Century City.


April 24, noon, Zoom

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


April 30-May 2

American Bankruptcy Institute. Distressed Real Estate Symposium. Ojai.


May 11, morning

cdcbaa. The Top 20: Common Evidentiary Problems in Bankruptcy Court. Hon. Russell, Bovitz.


May 17-19 conference

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


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).


November 15, seminar

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


September 16-19, 2025 conference

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