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January 2021 Meeting – “Cybersecurity: What Lawyers Need to Know” by Paul Guido, CISSP.

The monthly meeting for January, 2021 will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation for January is “Cybersecurity: What Lawyers Need to Know” by Paul Guido, CISSP.

Tribute to Nancy Ratchford (on Retirement)

Message forwarded by Ms. Natalie Wilson:

After more than 32 years of public service, 28 of which were spent with the United States Trustee Program, Nancy Ratchford will start her well-deserved retirement at the end of January 2021. We are grateful to Nancy for her dedication to ensuring the integrity of the bankruptcy process, as well as her sharp legal analysis, professionalism, and reliable willingness to educate the bar on important and evolving issues. On behalf of the San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association, I send Nancy our sincere thanks and best wishes for a pleasant retirement.

To fill the vacancy left by Nancy’s departure, a Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of AUST, Region 7, San Antonio, TX, has been posted and is open through 11:59 p.m. on 3 February 2021.

Interested personnel can view the announcement and application procedures by clicking on Job Announcement. If your browser does not support clicking on the hyperlink, simply copy this hyperlink and paste into your browser: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-trustee-aust-22

Thank you!!!

Natalie Wilson, President

Natalie Wilson, CIPP/US
Shareholder
Langley & Banack, Incorporated
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
745 East Mulberry Avenue | Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone  (210) 736-6600
Fax  (210) 735-6889

Kevin Epstein, Appointment as Region 7 U.S. Trustee

Message forwarded by Ms. Natalie Wilson:

The San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association wishes to congratulate Kevin Epstein on his appointment as the US Trustee for Region 7.  He has been a valued member of our Bar Association for many years, including his tenure as President in 2018 and his numerous contributions to our CLE programs.  We wish Mr. Epstein the best in this exciting new chapter of his career.

Notice Attached Below.

Thank you!!!

Natalie Wilson, President

Natalie Wilson, CIPP/US
Shareholder
Langley & Banack, Incorporated
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
745 East Mulberry Avenue | Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone  (210) 736-6600
Fax  (210) 735-6889

Message about Attorney Fee Study

Message forwarded by Mr. Joseph Shulter:


Hope you are all fine and prospering.

Please be aware of Survey website www.AttorneyFeeStudy.com.

Free copy of the most recent published Consumer Law Survey Report (578 pages) and/or Consumer Bankruptcy Law Survey Report (279 pages).

This is the 21st year of doing the survey work and it has been used by state and federal Courts and government agencies nationwide in awarding more than thirty million dollars of attorney fees in consumer law cases and disputes all over the country. The published Reports contain detailed city and state law practice data, but there still has never been any charge for the Reports that are generously posted online with NACA, NACBA, NCLC, and on the survey web site.

As always, the survey does not obtain any personal information or source at all, there is no charge to participate and no charge for obtaining the published survey results.

Thanks in advance, stay safe, and best regards,

Ronald L Burdge
Burdge Law Office Co LPA
Dayton, Ohio

SABBA 2020 Holiday Party – Unfortunately, Cancelled or Reset

 

The San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association will NOT meet in their annual affair to honor and thank the Bankruptcy Clerk’s office this December.

The SABBA Officers and Board have determined that the Holiday Party for December,  2020, is cancelled due to Covid-19 health and transmission concerns.  There are options to reset for a late winter, early spring event, possibly outside. It could still be catered and a fun event, and that will  be discussed later.

Let this be our Thanks to the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office, till then, and Happy and Safe Holidays to all!

Natalie Wilson, President
and Officers and Board, SABBA

2020 ….

 

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November 2020 Meeting – THE STATE OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT and RECENT DEVELOPMENTS by Chief Judge Ronald B. King

The monthly meeting for November, 2020 will be held on Tuesday, November 24,  2020 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation for November is the STATE OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT and RECENT DEVELOPMENTS by  Judge Ronald B. King, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.

Case Law Update, below:
(click at the bottom of page one and your browser will provide arrows for add’l pages)

SABBA Case Summaries FINAL 11 -20 J King

Court homepage information regarding Judge King

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CRAIG A. GARGOTTA

This information was requested to be sent by SABBA President Natalie Wilson:

SABBA Members, Please Notice:

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CRAIG A. GARGOTTA

The current 14-year term of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta of the Western District of Texas will expire September 30, 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Judge Gargotta to a new 14-year term. Upon reappointment, Judge Gargotta would continue to exercise all jurisdiction permitted a bankruptcy judge under federal law. Members of the bar and the public are invited and requested to submit comments for consideration by the court before it decides whether to reappoint Judge Gargotta to a new term. All comments will be kept CONFIDENTIAL and should be directed to Mr. Theodore P. Cominos, Circuit Executive, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, LA 70130 or email to ReappointmentGargottaComments@ca5.uscourts.gov.

Comments must be received by Friday, November 6, 2020.

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Judge Gargotta

 

About Judge Gargotta – Information  from U.S. Bankruptcy Court, W.D. of Texas

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PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CRAIG A. GARGOTTA

This information was requested to be sent by SABBA President Natalie Wilson:

SABBA Members Please Notice:

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT

OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CRAIG A. GARGOTTA

The current 14-year term of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta of the Western District of Texas will expire September 30, 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Judge Gargotta to a new 14-year term. Upon reappointment, Judge Gargotta would continue to exercise all jurisdiction permitted a bankruptcy judge under federal law. Members of the bar and the public are invited and requested to submit comments for consideration by the court before it decides whether to reappoint Judge Gargotta to a new term. All comments will be kept CONFIDENTIAL and should be directed to Mr. Theodore P. Cominos, Circuit Executive, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, LA 70130 or email to ReappointmentGargottaComments@ca5.uscourts.gov.

Comments must be received by Friday, November 6, 2020.

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Judge Gargotta

 

About Judge Gargotta – Information  from U.S. Bankruptcy Court, W.D. of Texas

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October 2020 Meeting – Presentation by the Honorable Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge – “Documents Don’t Speak For Themselves—Common Evidentiary Misconceptions in Bankruptcy”

 

The monthly meeting for October, 2020, will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 as an ONLINE CONFERENCE.

Social* begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by an informative presentation at 5:30 p.m.

*(Comestibles and libations are the participant’s own responsibility).

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The presentation this month will be “Documents Don’t Speak For Themselves—Common Evidentiary Misconceptions in Bankruptcy” by the Honorable Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge.

Join the Honorable Craig A. Gargotta of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas as he discusses several commonly misused and misunderstood rules of evidence, as well as best practices for admitting or excluding evidence in bankruptcy.

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Display or Download PowerPoint at this Link:
SBBA Evidence – J Gargotta 10-2020

 

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Judge Gargotta

 

About Judge Gargotta – Information  from U.S. Bankruptcy Court, W.D. of Texas

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The invitation to the Zoom Conference is in the email sent to you, notifying you of this meeting.

CLE CREDIT will be provided to participants. Following the session, please email your name and State Bar number to Trey White at treywhite@villawhite.com.

To prevent any zoom-bombing, the Zoom administrator will lock the meeting by 5:40 p.m. Once the meeting is locked, no one will be able to get in, even with the password. A recording of the session is anticipated, so that may be made available to anyone who can’t attend the meeting. Upon viewing the session, they can apply for CLE credit through the State Bar of Texas.

 

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Job Opportunities with the U.S. Trustee Offices

From Nancy Ratchford, Assistant U.S. Trustee:

There are a several job openings with various U.S. Trustee offices in Texas.  The links with the information on the jobs are below.  The closing date is 10/9/2020. 

Assistant U.S. Trustee, Austin, TX:  A Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of AUST, Region 7, Austin, TX, has been posted and is open through 11:59 p.m. on 9 October 2020.  View the announcement and application procedures by clicking on: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-trustee-aust-20.  If your browser does not support clicking on the hyperlink, simply copy the hyperlink and past into your browser.

Trial Attorney, Austin, TX: A Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of Trial Attorney, Region 7, Austin, TX, has been posted and is open through 11:59 p.m. on 9 October 2020. View the announcement and application procedures by clicking on https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-458.  If your browser does not support clicking on the hyperlink, simply copy the hyperlink and past into your browser.

Assistant U.S. Trustee, Houston TX:   A Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of AUST, Region 7, Houston, TX, has been posted and is open through 11:59 p.m. on 9 October 2020. View the announcement and application procedures by clicking on:  https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-trustee-aust-19.  If your browser does not support clicking on the hyperlink, simply copy the hyperlink and past into your browser.

Trial Attorney, Corpus Christi, TX:  .  A Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of Trial Attorney, Region 7, Corpus Christi, TX, has been posted and is open through 11:59 p.m. on 9 October 2020. View the announcement and application procedures by clicking on: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-459.  If your browser does not support clicking on the hyperlink, simply copy the hyperlink and past into your browser.

Nancy Ratchford
Assistant U.S. Trustee
Office of the U.S. Trustee
615 E. Houston Street Rm. 533
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-472-4647 (direct)
210-472-4649 (fax)