Suicide in the Legal Profession

Lawyer suicide. We talk about the collegial atmosphere in the bankruptcy legal profession, but that doesn’t prevent an attorney from taking his or her own life. Read on about the upcoming 6/27/17 ABA event #LawyerSuicideAwareness, and important ABA and KBA resources for attorneys and staff. Please don’t skip this important post.

Changes to Federal and Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

Significant changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure become effective on December 1, 2017. For example:

Secured creditors will be required to file claims by the bar date.
The bar date for most claims (secured and unsecured) will be 70 days after the petition date.
The plan will need to be served like a complaint in an adversary proceeding if the plan values collateral or avoids liens.
The chapter 13 plan will change.
Read on, and learn about the July 15 deadline for commenting on the proposed local chapter 13 plan and other local rules and forms.