Become a Member for 2020

We are now accepting payment for 2020 membership. Membership includes up to 8 MCLE seminars at two hours each (including the annual James T. King Symposium), presented by top practitioners from both the creditor and debtor bar, judges, members of the court staff, bankruptcy trustees and other bankruptcy professionals. Courses are specialized and focused on the area of law you practice, work with daily, and live in, with particular emphasis on practicing in the Central District. Also included is one ticket to the annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner, remote webinar participation for MCLE programs (when available) and access to the listserv, on which you can discuss the latest bankruptcy issues with knowledgeable and experienced members. Dues for 2020 are $250.


Coming Events

Attorney Conduct and What to Do to Avoid Disgorgement and Sanctions The Interplay Between 11 U.S.C. §§329(b), 526 & 707(b)(4) and FRBP 2017 & 9011

29 Feb 2020

2.0 hours of Ethics CLE credit
Hon. Neil W. Bason | U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, Los Angeles DivisionWesley H. Avery | Chapter 7 and Chapter 12 Trustee
Ron Maroko | Trial Attorney, U.S. Trustee
Tamar Terzian | Terzian Law Partners, APC
Registration: 10:00am-11:00am 
Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 
On-site parking: $10 (cash)
2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided
SAVE THE DATE:March 14, 2020: The Other Bar, Recognizing Psychopaths in the Legal Industry


18 Jan 2020

This program fills up a large classroom each year. This year we are privileged that Judge Julia Brand of the Central District of California and Judge Christopher Klein of the Eastern District of California will join us for the presentation. The materials will include a case summary of every published 9th Circuit and 9th Circuit BAP case in 2019 and of course the Supreme Court cases that are of interest to bankruptcy practitioners.

This year there are 22 cases from the BAP. As Judge Klein spent a bunch of years sitting on the BAP and Judge Brand is there now, the insight should be special.
 Judge Julia W. Brand | U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California Retired Judge Christopher Klein | U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California Professor M. Jonathan Hayes | Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP

Registration: 10:00am-11:00am 
Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am

Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 
On-site parking: $10 (cash)
2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

2019 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner: Join us for a Night of Celebration to Honor Howard M. Ehrenberg- Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7pm

07 Nov 2019

Howard M. Ehrenberg is this years' Calvin Ashland Trustee of the Year! 
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 
Location: The L.A. Grand Hotel DTLA (Pacific Ballroom)

Time: Reception and No-Host Bar-6p | Dinner & Awards 7p Entertainment: Jazz Trio featuring Bruce Campbell
RSVP by October 23, 2019 (online or mailing in reservation form)

cdcbaa MEMBERS: 2019 cdcbaa annual membership fee includes one free ticket to this dinner. Members must RSVP prior to October 23, 2019 to attend the dinner. Please complete the form and indicate your meal preference.
$125 for on-time non-members and guests with RSVP and payment received by 10/23/19
$150 non-member and guests RSVP and payment received after 10/23/19
$175 at the door*
JUDGES/GOV'T: No charge for Judges to attend and $100 for Law Clerks/ Government Employees

Message from the President

Happy new year, and allow me the word play of wishing you great “2020 vision.” As incoming President of the CDCBAA, it’s easy to see an organization that is vibrant, successful, and... Read More


  • Hale Antico

    (President; Chapter 13 Committee Chair, Program Survey Committee Chair)
  • Jeffrey Hagen

  • David Peter Jacob

  • Lucy A Mavyan

    (Vice-President, Trustee Liaison Committee Chair)
  • Dennis McGoldrick

    (Sergeant-at-Arms/Listserv Protocol)