Upcoming CFBLA/Related Events

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – CFBLA's Monthly Luncheon

Mr. David Barilla, Assistant Director of the City of Orlando Downtown Development Board and Community Redevelopment Agency will be speaking. 

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line below or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to Noreen no later than Monday, October 12, 2015 at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com to reserve a seat and please let Noreen 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 so she doesn't forget.  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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If you still need to pay for last month's Appreciation Luncheon, please do so below.

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SAVE THE DATE!  Thursday, November 5, 2015 - View From the Bench (8:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. in Tampa - Venue - TBA) 

SAVE THE DATE!  Thursday, December 10, 2015 - CFBLA Holiday Party at Holland & Knight LLP


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Other Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Come “Eat, Drink, Play” with friends from CFBLA!  – Hosted by Roy Kobert, Maureen Vitucci and Jack Brennan at Dave & Busters, 8986 International Drive, Orlando, and beginning at 6:30 p.m.    To RSVP for the Table for Eight, please send an email to jblucher@zkslawfirm.com.  Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

CARE Financial Literacy Program

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

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Revised Official Bankruptcy Forms

From the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

Please be advised that most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015, if approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 2015. Attorneys should be prepared to use the revised Official Forms beginning on December 1, 2015. Attorneys should contact their software vendors for more information. The revised forms and other related information can be found on the U.S. Courts website at http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/pending-rules-amendments/pending-changes-bankruptcy-forms


Initially Issued Summons in Adversary Proceedings

From the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida:

For many years, the Court has utilized an automated process to issue the initial summons in Adversary Proceedings. That process caused an html formatted summons to be issued immediately upon the filing of a complaint. The Court is making a change to the automated process. Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the automated process for issuing the summons will be delayed until the Clerk's Office staff has reviewed the complaint entry and party information for accuracy. In most instances, that review occurs either the day after the filing of the complaint or within a couple of days. The Clerk's Office will make every effort to process these expeditiously and request that you wait three business days before contacting our office for an unissued summons. This change is being made to reduce the need for requested alias summonses due to data entry errors that occurred during initial filing of the Adversary Proceeding.

Under this new process, the summons will be in a pdf format and will be attached to the document number assigned to the summons entry rather than through a link within the summons entry.


Administrative Order FLMB-2015-8: Amended Administrative Order Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases

From the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida:

After much work by the District's four Chapter 13 Trustees, the District's Steering Committee and the Judges of the Middle District of Florida, Administrative Order FLMB-2015-8 Prescribing Procedures for Chapter 13 Cases was entered on August 10, 2015. This order is posted on the Court's website and may also be view by clicking here.

The following is a list of changes occurring as a result of the new Administrative Order.

1.  Orders Establishing Duties of Trustee and Debtor currently entered on all new Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Myers Chapter 13 cases will no longer be entered beginning with cases filed on September 1, 2015.

2.  The Court will transition to using a new uniform District-wide Chapter 13 Confirmation Order over the next few weeks. A sample of the new order is attached here for your review.

3.  Orders Allowing and Disallowing Claims and Ordering Disbursements currently entered in Tampa and Fort Myers Chapter 13 cases, will no longer be entered upon the implementation of the new District-wide Chapter 13 Confirmation Order.

4.  A new District-wide Chapter 13 Model Plan is being implemented as of September 1, 2015. This is a required usage form. The new District-wide Model Chapter 13 Plan is posted on the Court's website and may also be viewed by clicking here.

5.  The Model Chapter 13 plan currently in use for Tampa and Fort Myers Chapter 13 cases will no longer be in use beginning with cases filed on September 1, 2015.

The Court very much appreciates the efforts by the Chapter 13 Trustees and the members of the District Steering Committee. 


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.