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Holiday parties. 

Grand Rapids: December 1, 2016, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Pantlind Ballroom, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.  
Marquette: November 29th, 11:00am to 2:00pm at Elizabeth's Chop House
Lansing: Tuesday December 6th, 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Lansing Brewing Company
Kalamazoo
: Tuesday, December 13th, 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Webster's Prime at the Radisson
Traverse City: Wednesday, December 14th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Trattoria Stella

Full "A Holiday Gathering" Annoucement

Click here to register online for a party.


Debtor’s Bar of Western Michigan Annual Conference. January 16, 2017. 
See their website for this: http://www.debtorsbar.com


2017 Summer Seminar
This will be from July 27, 2017 to July 29, 2017 at Boyne Highlands - 600 Highland Rd, Harbor Springs, MI  49740, United States.  Further information and registration materials will be released in late Spring 2017.


FBA Bankruptcy Section News MichiganNEWS

FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION – BANKRUPTCY SECTION NEWSLETTER
View the Fall 2016 Publication

Upcoming changes to our Local Rules: Provide your input into this process!  Our court established a committee to review our Local Rules.  This is going to be a comprehensive review, so it sounds like everything is on the table for possible change.  If you have an opinion about how things are done, send it to the committee.  See the announcement for this on the Court website.  Your deadline is 1/31/2017 and send items to  Katrina_Shellman@miwb.ucsourts.gov.

Chapter 13 Basics. The US Trustee office organized a full day of training on this topic on October 17, 2016. It was packed with important information and tips from experienced attorneys. Thanks to all who participated in this event.

State of the Court Luncheon
. Another great event on October 21, 2016, with a speaker who addressed bankruptcy issues presenting pending before the United States Supreme Court. Thanks to those who organized this event.

Our 2016 Summer Seminar on Mackinac Island was great! 
Our hosts at the Mission Point Resort did a wonderful job.  We attended many valuable educational sessions. 

We presented significant awards:

The Lion Award was presented to retired Judge Jeffrey R. Hughes.

The David Nims/Laurence Howard Civility Award was presented to Carol J. Chase of Chase & Bylenga PLLC.  The Education award was presented to Mary K. Viegelahn, formerly chapter 13 trustee here, now chapter 13 trustee in San Antonio, Texas.


Most of the Official Bankruptcy Forms changed, effective December 1, 2015. See the court website, which can link you to all forms used in bankruptcy proceedings. http://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/

 


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