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 working as debtors, debtors-in-possession, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, receivers, trustees, asset purchasers, and examiners in all facets of creditor-debtor law.
On this site you will find links to additional information concerning the Section, including administration and governance; seminars, such as The Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute and the Pacific Northwest's premier seminar for insolvency counsel (cosponsored 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.
Creditor Debtor Rights Section Newsletter
Historically, the CD Section has allocated a meaningful portion of its net revenue (derived primarily from its CLE sponsorship and production efforts) to fund grants to non-profits operating in the arena of consumer protection and insolvency law. The amount of money offered each year varies with the budget cycle. For FY 2019, the Grants Program is pleased to make available $5,000 to deserving recipients.
Completed applications should be delivered via email to program chair, Bill Malaier, no later than Nov. 15, 2019. Mr. Malaier can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed by the full Executive Committee at the EC’s annual December meeting, at which time one or more applications will be approved (in whole or in part) for payment. All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications shortly after the EC’s December meeting.
Congratulations New Executive Committee Members!
Two-year terms, Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2021
Member Position 5, King County
Member Position 7, Southern Division of Western District
Member Position 8, At-Large
Member Position 9, At-Large
Officers serve two-year terms.
Chair: Kevin O'Rourke
Chair-Elect: William Malaier, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer: Bruce Medeiros
Immediate Past Chair: Thomas S. Linde
Young Lawyer Liaison: Eli Enger*
Board of Governors Liaison: Paul Swegle*
Pos. 1 Eastern District
Pos. 2 Eastern District
Pos. 3 Northern Division of WesternDistrict
Pos. 4 King County
Pos. 5 King County
Pos. 6 Southern Division of Western District
Pos. 7 Southern Division of Western District
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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