Creditor Debtor Rights Section

The Creditor Debtor Rights Section offers its members numerous opportunities to stay current on relevant legal issues, comment on legislation, and participate in pro bono activities.

Section members represent a diverse array of individuals and businesses who are debtors, debtors-in-possession, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committtees, receivers, trustees, asset purchasers, and examiners in all facets of creditor-debtor law.

In this site you will see links to additional information concerning the Section, including administration and governance; seminars like "The Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute," the Pacific Northwest's premier seminar for insolvency counsel, which is co-sponsored with the Oregon State Bar; Section projects, such as the annual grant award to associations that promote the mission of the Section; and legislative updates and news.

To join the Section list serve and for general questions, please contact For questions about the Section and to get involved, please contact the Section Chair, James Hurley.

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