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An organization which supports attorneys practicing bankruptcy law in Western Michigan through education, practice development, professional recognition and social events.

Updates


Revised Model Chapter 13 Plan

The court has published the Revised Model Chapter 13 Plan which is for use in cases filed under, or converted to, Chapter 13 on or after January 1, 2020. Here is the link to that document: https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/sites/miwb/files/forms/2019%20model%20plan%2012-09-19.pdf

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Marquette cases

See information on the court website about filing documents for cases with the Marquette, Michigan venue. There, you will also see a link to the Administrative Order which states that the clerk’s office in Marquette is no longer staffed, required a change in the way documents are filed for those cases. https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/news/marquette-filings

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Retirement of Judge Marci B. McIvor

See information on the court website about the retirement of Judge Marci B. McIvor, Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court, to be held on January 15, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/sites/miwb/file/INVITATION_Judge_McIvor_Reception.pdf

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Solicitation of Applicants to Serve as Sub-chapter V Trustees

The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title […]

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State of the Court Luncheon

This was held on Friday, October 4, 2019, in the International Ballroom of the JW Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Judge Dales and Court Clerk Wilson made remarks about the present state of our bankruptcy practice. We presented the Judge James D. Gregg Education Award to Chapter 13 Trustee Barbara Foley in recognition for […]

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