Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Conference draws crowd

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
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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 Connecticut.