FREE WEBINAR – The ‘Other’ Form Changes

Trustee Mary Viegelahn (San Antonio, TX) and James Davis,
Staff Attorney to Henry Hildebrand (Nashville, TN), will discuss form changes effective December 1st. Forms including Voluntary Petition, Schedules, SOFA, Notice of Final Cure, and more.  


This webinar is directed to attorneys, trustees, and all staff who work with consumer bankruptcy and voluntary petition forms on a regular basis.


Free Webinar from the NACTT Academy: Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy and Avoiding Malpractice in the Process

Wednesday –  September 30th
2:00 Eastern/1:00 Central
12:00 Mountain/11:00 Pacific

Tax experts Larry Heikel and Kent Anderson will discuss a variety of tax discharge issues.   Heikel received a degree in accounting, his J.D. and an LL.M. from the University of Florida.  He has 30+ year career in state and federal tax problem resolution with a worldwide client base.

Anderson has extensive experience in resolving  state and federal tax disputes, including tax driven bankruptcy, offers in compromise, installment payment agreements and administrative appeals.

 This webinar is advanced and directed toward attorneys and trustees.  You may register at this link.

Evidence-From the NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education

In 2011, The Honorable Pam Pepper, now Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, allowed the Academy to publish an excellent – 8 part – tutorial with detailed hypotheticals on various evidence issues. These lessons are just as timely now as they were in 2011.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS: As a Labor Day gift to you, The Academy is offering  Part I NOT password protected. This article is a sample of what membership with the Academy has to offer year round.

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Proposed Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 1001 and 1006(b)

On August 14, 2015, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on
Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules published proposed amendments to their
respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to
the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The proposed amendments, rules committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on
how to submit comments are posted on
The public comment period ends February 16, 2016.

From the Office of the U.S. Courts: Modernized Bankruptcy Forms Numbering Conversion Chart

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015, if approved by the Judicial Conference at its September 2015 meeting.  Some of the modernized forms are already in effect and will simply be renumbered on December 1, 2015. Other forms were published for public comment in August 2013 or 2014 and have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Standing Committee). All but six existing official forms are on track to be replaced by modernized versions.  The form number conversion chart issued on July 30, 2015 may be found here. form_number_conversion_chart_2015.