- Nancy B. Clark
We are more than half way through the year and are excited about our upcoming events. This week we have our Third Annual James T. King Bankruptcy Symposium entitled Judicial Philosophy-Interpreting the Bankruptcy Code which Jonathan Hayes has worked very hard to put together. Our speakers include the Honorable Paul Watford of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, the Honorable Martin R. Barash of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court and M. Jonathan Hayes of Simon, Resnik & Hayes, LLP. This year is very special as the event will be taking place on James T. King's Birthday.
In addition, the Board and, specifically, Roksana Moradi, are working on putting together two more exciting seminars to close out 2016. On September 24, 2016, Raymond Aver and Peter Lively will be talking to us about Adversary Proceedings and, on October 15, 2016, Stella Havkin, Dennis McGoldrick, David Hagen and Wesley Avery will be talking to us about the Anatomy of a Chapter 7 Asset Case.
CDCBAA has always been a proud supporter of the Earle Hagen Memorial Golf, Tennis and Poker Tournament which takes place this year on September 19, 2016 at Porter Valley Country Club and raises funds to support Public Counsel. I encourage you all to come out to the event and relax along with our Judges, Trustees and friends. Do not forget to bring your appetite for the dinner and your checkbook for the Silent Auction. This is a wonderful event which needs your support. So, I hope to see you there.
Our Calvin Ashland Award Dinner will take place on November 3, 2016. Since CDCBAA's inception the Calvin Ashland Award has been awarded to a Judge, a Trustee and an attorney in turns. This year we honor a Trustee. We are proud to announce that the Calvin Ashland Award for Trustee this year will be presented to Chapter 7 Trustee, David A. Gill. Mr. Gill was admitted to the California Bar in 1962. He has specialized in the representation of debtors and creditors in workouts and reorganizations. He is a Partner at Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP, and he is currently our longest servicing Chapter 7 Trustee.
We are also proud to announce that we will be awarding the Thomas B. Donovan Award for excellence in writing and advocacy to M. Jonathan Hayes. As you can see even from this newsletter, Jon continues to work tirelessly in the consumer bankruptcy arena. His annual Ninth Circuit Review is our most popular seminar. He is a former CDCBAA President. In addition, to his work for CDCBAA, Jon has a thriving practice which includes appeals up to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also written several appellate briefs for our sister organization, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
On the topic of Jon Hayes, I will close out this letter by reminding our members that Jon will be moderating our Eleventh Annual Ninth Circuit Review on January 28, 2017 with the Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court and the Honorable Laura Taylor of the Southern District of California Bankruptcy Court. This promises to be a very enlightening and educational seminar.
Finally, I would like to thank three people who continue to contribute their time and energy to our organization: Linda Righi, Desmond Hayes and Bert Kawahara. Linda is our administrator and checks you in before every seminar. Desmond built our website and keeps it humming. Bert brings us our coffee, bagels and assorted goodies every seminar. I would also like to thank the CDCBAA Board for volunteering their time and efforts to CDCBAA. It continues to be my pleasure to serve as your President.
Nancy B. Clark
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