Creditor Debtor Rights Section
The Creditor Debtor Rights Section encourages the research, study, and initiation of proposals for changes and reforms in all areas of law that may impact the creditor/debtor relationship. The Section aids and educates members and the public by reviewing pending legislation and development of proposed statutory enactments to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice. Section members represent a diverse array of individuals and businesses who are debtors, debtors-in-possession, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, receivers, trustees, asset purchasers, and examiners in all facets of creditor-debtor law.
The Section provides benefits to members by developing resources, including a newsletter and bankruptcy case law digest, and sponsoring several CLEs each year. Since 2004, the Section has maintained an annual grants program to financially assist community service programs statewide that provide legal services in the area of creditor/debtor law.
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The Creditor Debtor Rights Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, current newsletter, grants, as well as information about the section's executive committee.
NEW In-Person & Virtual! Collection of Judgments: You've Won, Now What?
Presented in partnership with the WSBA Creditor Debtor Rights Section
As the adage goes, your client’s judgment is only worth the paper it is written on. In an upcoming seminar to be put on by the WSBA Creditor Debtor section experienced bankruptcy, collection, and consumer protection attorneys will go over options to advise clients who hold judgments on options to turn that paper into money, and how to advise clients against whom judgments have been entered can address their obligations under judgments entered against them. Topics will include real and personal property executions, garnishments, supplemental proceedings, bankruptcy, and consumer protection statutes.
When: Dec. 5, 2023
Time: 8:55 a.m.–5:30 p.m. PST
6.25 Law & Legal Procedure
$240 - Creditor Debtor Rights Section Members (discount applied at checkout)
$275 - Standard/Non-Section Members
$275 - Join the Section [add the Related Items Creditor Debtor Section membership ($35) to your cart during checkout and register at the discounted rate ($240)]
Check back here for updates regarding what the Creditor Debtor Rights Section is doing for its members.
The Fall 2022 Newsletter Is Out Now!
New! Creditor Debtor Rights Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
The Creditor Debtor Rights Section recognizes the importance for all individuals to have access to legal services. Many Section members are actively involved in making their expertise available to low-income individuals, both through direct representation and/or educational programs. While financial constraints and/ or other limitations may deter individuals from seeking legal services, it is important that community services exist to assist with such issues. Established in 2004, the purpose of the Creditor Debtor Rights Section’s Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to the ongoing operation of community service and legal aid programs.
The application deadline has passed for the 2023-2024 grants.
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 grant recipients:
Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services
Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid
Chair: Bruce Medeiros (2022-2024)
Chair-Elect: Todd Tracy (2022-2024)
Immediate Past Chair: William Malaier (2022-2024)
Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Faubion (2022-2024)
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Nicole Springstroh (2022-2024)
Board of Governors Liaison*: Matthew Dresden (2023-2024)
Newsletter Editorial Board Members*
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Pos. 6, Southern Division of Western District:
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Pos. 8, Eastern Division At-Large:
Pos. 9, Western District At-Large:
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.
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