I am sincerely honored to be starting this year as your incoming Co-President alongside Keith Higginbotham! I would like to acknowledge the terrific work by our 2020-2021 Past President, Hale Antico, as he navigated through the pandemic to make sure our members had a seamless transition and
continued access to our terrific programs. Hale’s unparalleled commitment and hard work was certainly a driving force dedicated to the growth and success of our organization.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new members of cdcbaa’s Board of Directors: Alisa Admiral, Sanaz Bereliani, Nathan Berneman, Shannon Doyle, Eliza Ghanooni, Christine Kingston, and Thomas Ure. Many thanks to our entire board of directors and our other members who volunteer
their time, energy and knowledge to the success of our group!
Looking back at 2021, we started the year with the always popular Ninth Circuit Review of the prior year’s bankruptcy cases, followed by seven insightful programs with wonderful speakers, and concluded with our Calvin Ashland Award Dinner honoring Chief Judge Maureen Tighe. Looking ahead for
2022, I am excited for everything we have planned and the changes we are implementing to hopefully make the cdcbaa more engaging and reaching our members’ needs.
I encourage you to learn more about our organization and get involved where you can. Our organization is only as strong and robust as our members, and we strive to provide a forum where everyone feels included and welcome. This year we plan to continue our mission of providing a forum where
consumer lawyers can learn, encourage, and support one another. As always, we will host at least eight MCLE programs throughout the year with informative and engaging speakers on topics which are relevant to current bankruptcy cases. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions for topics and speakers, so please reach out to us to share what is important to you!
Finally, our outreach efforts are ongoing, with plans to continue to collaborate with other consumer attorney organizations nationally. Thank you for your support of the cdcbaa! We wish all of our members a prosperous 2022 and hope to see you at all our events soon!