Entries by Bankruptcy

NextGen CM/ECF – Citation Recognition Tips and Tricks

By Shelley Abel and Sarah Scholz E-filing has improved the lives of lawyers everywhere. Traveling when that brief is due? You can file from the vacation house. Still fine-tuning after business hours? The court is always open! CM/ECF has been crucial for the expeditious filing of petitions and pleadings and for reducing paper record requirements […]

2019 Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Award

By Rebecca F. Redwine Last year marked the fifth year that the Pro Bono Committee of the NCBA Bankruptcy Section presented one of its members with the Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Award.  Prior award winners include Ciara Rogers (2015), Jennifer Bennington (2016), Matt Crow (2017), and Michael Martinez (2018). Our committee reviewed several incredible […]

A Trustee in IRS Clothing

By Abigail Henderson In addition to explicitly creating certain procedures and means of protection for debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code provisions define the Trustee’s role and the extent of the Trustee’s powers in bankruptcy proceedings. The effect of the Code is twofold: it both equips the Trustee with the powers necessary to perform […]

Register Now for the 42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute

By Bankruptcy Section Editors Don’t miss the 2019 North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, November 22-23, 2019, in Wilmington! Not only is this a great opportunity to network with your colleagues across the state, but the seminar itself includes, among other things: Roundtable discussions with North Carolina’s sitting bankruptcy judges; A history panel discussion with two retired […]

Report from the First Bankruptcy Section Council Meeting

By John Small Dear Members of the Bankruptcy Section: The first Bankruptcy Section Council meeting was held on August 22 in Raleigh. The Council adopted the Section’s budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. The budget provides for more funds for networking events and for certain costs related to the 2019 Annual Bankruptcy Institute, including $4,000 to […]

Seeking Nominations For the 2019 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Award

By Rebecca F. Redwine Bankruptcy attorneys bring renewed hope and greater stability to our NC communities through skillful pro bono work. Excellence in this vital task deserves to be acknowledged, and the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section will be celebrating the exemplary pro bono efforts of at least one of its own on […]

Message From the Chair Of the NCBA Bankruptcy Section

By John Small Dear Members of the Bankruptcy Section: It is my privilege to serve as chair of the Bankruptcy Section during this fiscal year. The Section leadership is looking forward to a great year. You can find the officers, council members and committee chairs for the Bankruptcy Section by going to its webpage on […]