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Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section




About the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section

The Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section has long served its diverse membership by hosting timely and innovative CLE programs and luncheons, which promote education and debate about the latest bankruptcy and commercial issues, legislation and case-law.

The Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section has historically been a collegial effort for an active and involved practice area. We are proud that a large percentage of all local bankruptcy practitioners, in both the commercial and consumer practice, are members. Our diverse membership includes some of the nation's leading bankruptcy lawyers, and individual attorneys who daily assist the unfortunate to obtain a fresh start.

We honor, equally, the excellence and value each of our members provides to the community. Our Section has focused its efforts on providing a complete array of educational programs, publications and public service initiatives to our members. Our executive committee works with an expanded group of volunteers who provide invaluable support for our programs.

 

CLE Programs

Our William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute is one of the most respected bankruptcy programs in the Midwest, attracting premier national speakers, judges and our best local practitioners. The 2021 O'Neill will be held on May 21, 2021 - click here for more information

The Section also sponsors the Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren Consumer Bankruptcy Institute annually.  

In addition to the O'Neill, we partner with the TMA - Ohio Chapter for a half-day seminar in October, focused on topics relevant to practitioners and turnaround professionals.

Topic and Speaker Suggestions

CLE topic and speaker suggestions are always welcome! Send us your ideas to CLE and Sections Coordinator, Dominica Essi, at dessi@clemetrobar.org

 

Meetings

Our Section Executive Committee meets monthly, on the second Wednesday, and Section members are encouraged to contact our officers with questions or concerns.

The Section as a whole meets periodically throughout the year for roundtable discussion or one-hour programs for CLE credit. Currently, all meetings/CLEs are held remotely online via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Join us! 

 

Section Activities

Bar Journal

Section members provide articles for the September issue of the CMBA Bar Journal.

 

Pro Bono & Community Activities 

Excellence in Bankruptcy Award

The Section maintains the fund for The Marvin and Sue Sicherman Excellence in Bankruptcy Award, which provides scholarships to local law students with a special interest in Bankruptcy & Commercial Law.  Many thanks to our supporters and firms for their long-standing support of the Excellence in Bankruptcy Award!

The Section also helps provide volunteers for the Northern District of Ohio Mentor Program

 

 

Bankruptcy Section Leadership

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Upcoming Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Events

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Upcoming Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Newsletters

Bankruptcy & Commercial Law News

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Bankruptcy Newsletters