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Recent Seminar Materials with New Topics You’ll Want to Know Posted on Dec 7

Among the MCLE seminar materials with new topics recently received at the Trial Court Law Libraries are: Business Law 2015 which has a great section on Practical Tips for Business Lawyers Advising on Employee Terminations (including  a checklist, flowchart and Do’s and Don’ts, a Checklist   …Continue Reading Recent Seminar Materials with New Topics You’ll Want to Know

Student Loans and Bankruptcy in Boston Federal Court Posted on Nov 10

“Most consumer debt goes away in bankruptcy, which was designed to give Americans and companies a fresh start. But in the 1970s, Congress added new rules to the law that excluded most student debt from that relief. Anyone aiming to discharge student debt in bankruptcy   …Continue Reading Student Loans and Bankruptcy in Boston Federal Court

Recent Changes to the Bankruptcy Rules Posted on Jul 30

Pursuant to Standing Order 2015-04, Chapter 13 Rule 13-20 of the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules is rescinded and replaced; and Standing Order 2015-05 has added Official Local Form 18: Notice of Address Change: Payment and/or Notice Address – Supplement Relating to Existing Proof of Claim.   …Continue Reading Recent Changes to the Bankruptcy Rules

Six Eastern Division Towns moved to Bankruptcy Court Central Division Posted on May 7

In order to balance caseloads among divisions, the following cities and towns will be shifted to the Central Division (Worcester) for all cases and all chapters filed on or after May 1, 2014. Ashland Bellingham Framingham Franklin Holliston Medway The 341 Meetings of Creditors will   …Continue Reading Six Eastern Division Towns moved to Bankruptcy Court Central Division

Pro Se Bankruptcy Guide Posted on Jan 6

The US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has a great resource on their site called A Guide for the Pro Se Filer. This extensive manual is designed for the person filing for bankruptcy without an attorney. Includes detailed descriptions of the process, records   …Continue Reading Pro Se Bankruptcy Guide