Issues to be addressed include:
On December 1, 2017 the US District Court for the Eastern District of PA approved the revised local rules of the Bankruptcy Court. What’s new? What’s somewhat different? What’s radically different?
As part of the local rules the Bankruptcy Court adopted a model Chapter 13 plan. How does the Chapter 13 Trustee approach issues with the new Chapter 13 plan? What’s new? What’s somewhat or radically different? Does it affect a plan in a September 2017 case that has been proposed and noticed to all parties, but not yet been confirmed: Does it affect a plan confirmed in November 2017? Does it affect modification in 2018 of a plan that was confirmed before December 1?
Has the “Means Test” changed? Can you rely (perhaps not explicitly, but generally) on the previous description of the whys and wherefores of your “Means Test”?
How have recent SCOTUS, Third Circuit and Eastern District PA decisions affected your practice?
Berks County Bar Association Board of Directors Statement
on Judicial Independence
In light of recent, critical comments by the President of the United States directed at members of our judicial branch of government while litigation was pending, and in light of the fact that judges who have been criticized, by rule, are not permitted to respond publicly, the Board of Directors of the Berks County Bar Association has decided that it is appropriate to issue this statement in support of our Federal Constitution.
Access to Courthouse/Family Dockets
Looking for a Lawyer?
Have you just been served with a complaint seeking to foreclose on your home or to change the child custody arrangement or to evict you from your apartment? Or are you considering bankruptcy?
You need to consult with an attorney. Our members are skilled attorneys who can fight for your rights, draft valid legal documents and stand by you in the courtroom. Don’t be misled by television ads for online legal forms. Notaries and petition preparers cannot give legal advice or accompany you to court. And “do-it-yourself” law is a fast lane to disaster. Our members know Pennsylvania law, are available for personal consultations and are accountable to you.
If you feel overwhelmed looking for the attorney right for you, go here for more information on what the Berks County Bar Association can do for you.
Foreclosure Mediation Program Continues
The Berks County Bar Association, in conjunction with the Berks County Courts and Neighborhood Housing Services, have created a program by which those threatened with the loss of their home can seek relief. The program began January 1 and is continuing. Those served with a complaint in a consumer debt or home mortgage case may take advantage of the program.
Read More› for a description of the program.