Top (from left to right): Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston; Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Worcester; Hon. Joan N. Feeney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston; Hon. Henry J. Boroff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Springfield.
Bottom: Attorneys participate in the Feb. 4 Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference.
Photos by Patricia Olier.
More than 60 members of the legal community participated in the
Massachusetts Bar Association's 11th Annual Western Mass
Bankruptcy conference on Monday, Feb. 4 at Western New England
University School of Law. Conference faculty included four federal
bankruptcy judges for the District of Massachusetts.
"The Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference, now in its
11th year, has evolved into a premier vehicle for
continuing legal education in bankruptcy law in the District of
Massachusetts," said Hon. Henry J. Boroff of the United
States Bankruptcy Court in Springfield. "We are grateful for
the involvement of the Massachusetts bankruptcy judges and the
bankruptcy law and other practitioners who have devoted their time,
attention and skills to this program over that time and for the
support of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Western New England
University School of Law and the western Massachusetts bar
associations. The overwhelming success of the program is a great
credit to each of them."
This year's conference focused on changes in the
intersection of bankruptcy and family law, successful
attorney/trustee interactions and issue, updates on
new claims and new foreclosure law and comparing
bankruptcy practice and procedure between Massachusetts and