Upcoming CFBLA Events

Thursday, August 20, 2015 – CFBLA's Monthly Luncheon, "Bankruptcy and State Court" - Seats are filling up fast!!

Bankruptcy and State Court – presented by Judge Alice Blackwell.  The Hon. Alice Blackwell will speak about i) Business Court, ii) how bankruptcy impacts State Court, and iii) some interesting cases about bankruptcy’s impact on State Court proceedings. 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of CLE credit has been applied for and is being processed.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line through our website http://www.cfbla.org or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Monday, August 17, 2015 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let her know if you have any dietary requirements.  Noreen tries to remember who likes vegetarian dishes and who may have food allergies, but she asks that you remind her just in case.  Also, please remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.

To pay with your credit or debit card via PayPal, please click the button below.  If you need to purchase tickets for both CFBLA members AND non-members, you will have to make two separate purchases.  Please contact Robert Davis at robert.davis@hklaw.com if you have any questions.

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Other Upcoming Events

Table for Eight

We do not have a Table for Eight for the Month of August.  We are calling all hosts for future Table for Eight Dinners.

Help continue the success of the Table for Eight Program by hosting a dinner!  The theme, style and location of the dinner is completely up to you.  You can host the dinner at your home, at a restaurant, or at any other location you may come up with, as long as it is conducive to the spirit of the program.  The dinner can be as fancy or as low-key as you want.  You can even join forces with another member of CFBLA and co-host a dinner together!  We are looking for volunteers to fill host positions in the coming months.  If you are interested in hosting a dinner, please email Jamie Blucher at jblucher@zkslawfirm.com.

CARE Financial Literacy Program

August, 2015:  There is a new CARE post - CLICK HERE for more information!

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Save the following dates and contact us with any questions:

-           September 16, 2015

Clerk’s Appreciation Luncheon at Ember

-           September 20, 2015

CFBLA's Fall Festival at Mead Gardens - more information to follow!

-           October 1-2, 2015

The Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Inaugural Business Lawyers in the Courtroom:  Trial Skills for Minority Lawyers.  October 1-2, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, Florida  32801.  For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Amended Administrative Order Supplementing Local Rule 9070-1 To Provide for the Submission of Exhibits in Electronically Stored Format

The Court recently issued Administrative Order FLMB-2015-6 supplementing Local Rule 9070-1 to address the use of electronically stored exhibits in evidentiary hearings and trials.  Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Administrative Order.


Amended Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediators Certification

The Court recently issued Administrative Order FLMB-2015-5 regarding how to become certified to mediate modifications of residential mortgages involved in foreclosure actions.  Please click HERE for a copy of the Administrative Order.


Lien Stripping in Chapter 7 Not Permitted - Bank of America v. Caulkett

On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Bank of America v. Caulkett and rejected Eleventh Circuit precedent stemming from McNeal. Please click HERE for a copy of the opinion.  In its opinion, the Court applied its reasoning in Dewsnup to wholly unsecured mortgages, holding that, without overruling Dewnsup, its prior interpretation of section 506 requires no distinction between undersecured mortgages (strip down) and wholly unsecured mortgages (strip off). Accordingly, lien stripping in chapter 7 is not permitted by the Bankruptcy Code. 


Amended Administrative Order FLMB-2015-4

The Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida issued Amended Administrative Order FLMB-2015-4 effective June 1, 2015. In addition to the existing requirement that every unrepresented party, including debtors wishing to file a voluntary bankruptcy petition and petitioning creditors wishing to file an involuntary petition, provide acceptable photo identification those filers must include the required signatures on the petition at the time of filing. Additionally any individual filing a petition on behalf of an unrepresented party also must provide acceptable photo identification at the time of filing. Failure to supply acceptable photo identification or the required signatures will result in an immediate hearing before the Court to determine whether the Clerk should accept the papers.

To view the New Amended Administrative Order, click HERE.