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NCBA Bankruptcy Section 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Richard Sparkman

By the NCBA Bankruptcy Section On November 11, 2022, during the 45th Annual Bankruptcy Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina, the NCBA Bankruptcy Section presented Richard Sparkman with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrew W.J. Tarr, the Bankruptcy Section Awards Committee Chair, delivered the below remarks during the awards presentation: It is an honor to be […]

Attend the 45th Annual Bankruptcy Institute!

By George F. Sanderson III As chair of this year’s planning committee, I invite you to attend the 45th Annual Bankruptcy Institute. The ABI is returning in person for the first time in three years! We will be at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro on November 11 and 12. Our return to our traditional live […]

45th Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Registration Is Now Live!

NCBA Members, Registration for the 45th Annual Bankruptcy Institute is now live! Click here to view the agenda, speakers, and registration information. This year’s Bankruptcy Institute will be held on November 11 and 12, 2022, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. A live webcast will be available for participants who may not be able to attend […]

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, but It Doesn’t Have to Be: Ethics Opinion Outlines Procedures for Departing Attorney’s Email Account

By Natalie Gray On January 21, 2022, the North Carolina State Bar Council issued 2021 Formal Ethics Opinion 6, which contains guidance for firms regarding their ethical responsibilities for a departing lawyer’s email account. The entire text of the Opinion can be found here. In the adopted ethics opinion, the lawyer was departing a firm […]

Developments in Case Law Concerning Debtor Qualifications Under the SBRA

By Jonathan Dickerson The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”) provides a new remedy for small businesses looking to use bankruptcy for a fresh start. The SBRA’s streamlined process makes it possible for small business debtors to reorganize and rehabilitate their financial affairs more efficiently. But, to qualify for reorganization under the SBRA, there are requirements […]

Technology Tips for CM/ECF

By Shelley K. Abel Greetings from the WDNC Bankruptcy Administrator’s Office. We are back to share some more helpful technology tips for using Case Management/Electronic Case Files (“CM/ECF”). I. Generate a list of all open cases in which you have made an appearance. Did you know that you can do a search on CM/ECF for […]

Understanding the Purpose of the Subchapter V Trustee

By Jim White The Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”), which added Subchapter V to Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code, has been in effect for about 20 months. Small business debtors – principally defined as debtors with less than $2,725,625 in noncontingent liquidated debts under the Act (although Congress has raised that limit to $7.5 […]

NCBA Bankruptcy Section Presents Pro Bono and Lifetime Achievement Awards

On May 12, 2021, the Bankruptcy Section convened virtually to recognize two exceptional attorneys for their contributions to the practice. The 2020 Outstanding Achievement Pro Bono Award was presented by the Pro Bono Committee to Heather Culp. The 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee to W.B. “Ben” Hawfield Jr. […]

44th Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Calling for Topics and Speakers

NCBA members, The 44th Annual Bankruptcy Institute is scheduled for November 12 and 13, 2021. Conditions permitting, the Institute will be an in-person event at the Renaissance Asheville. The CLE Committee will be preparing the agenda for the Institute over the coming weeks and invites the NCBA membership to submit suggestions for topics and speakers. […]

Campbell Law School Moot Court Team Finds Competitive Success Arguing BAPCPA’s Amendments to the Automatic Stay

By Benjamin Aydlett Over the past year, many law students have faced unique challenges while competing on behalf of advocacy programs that have been modified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Namely, virtual competition platforms have become commonplace and fundamentally changed the nature of many advocacy competitions. Throughout the past few months, Campbell Law School’s […]