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.


Here are proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence.


September 29, Zoom, 5:00 p.m.

Finanical Lawyers Conference. Strategic Decisions in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors. Bender, DeCamera, Saunders.


October 3, Zoom program

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Substance Use and Mental Disorders: They Affect Us All. Abella, Cerone, Shea.


October 4, Zoom

The Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, with the support of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. U.S. Trustee as Watchdog: New and Old Initiatives. Anderson, Feuerstein, Misken, Green.


October 6-7, Zoom, mornings

Financial Lawyers Conference. Nuts and Bolts.


October 7, banquet

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. SCCLA Installation and Awards Banquet, Honoring Judge Robert N. Kwan For The Lifetime Achievement Award. Los Angeles (Westin Bonaventure Hotel).


October 13

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Celebration of our Orange County Judges. Hon. Albert, Hon. Clarkson, Hon. Smith, Hon. Wallace, Hon. Houle.


October 18-22, 2022 conference

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


October 20, dinner

Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter. Annual Judge's Night. Award presented posthumously to Lei Lei Wang Ekvall.


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

cdcbaa's Hon. Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner. Universal City (Sheraton Universal Hotel). Honoring M. Jonathan Hayes and Akihito Koyama.


November 10-18, Zoom seminar(s)

American Bankruptcy Institute. Consumer Practice Extravaganza 2022. About 35 programs for $100.00. Summer Shaw and a cast of 46 others. About 1,200 attendees registered for CPEX 2021.


November 12, seminar

Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum. Annual Survey of Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Riverside.


November 18, 9:00 a.m., live seminar at the Roybal

Federal Bar Association. 19th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium. Roybal, Room 1339 (upstairs this year). Including: "Lawyer Louses: The Bad and 'Baddest' Moments from 2022"; "Retainer Agreements, Economics of Debtor Practice, Limited Scope Representation, and More"; “Attorney Ethics and Electronically Stored Information and Admissibility and Use of Digital Evidence at Trial." Hon. Brand, Hon. Russell, Goodrich, Bovitz, Plunkett. Ron Maroko, planning committee. Joseph Boufadel, chair. Los Angeles (Roybal).


December 8-10, conference

American Bankruptcy Institute. Winter Leadership Conference. La Quinta.




March 17-19, seminar

Financial Lawyers Conference. Annual seminar. Ojai.


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).