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Bar Fund Benefit

CCCBA’s Bar Fund was established in 1988 to help improve the conditions for those in need through a permanent and ongoing source of income. We are proud to say that due to generous donations from people like you, our total grants to date are $734,320! Each year in the fall, CCCBA sponsors a fundraiser in […]

Legal Aid for Low-Wage Pregnant Workers in Contra Costa County

Legal Aid for Low-Wage Pregnant Workers in Contra Costa County

A desire to empower low-wage families to access health-promoting workplace rights has resulted in a new partnership between Legal Aid at Work (formerly Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center) and Contra Costa County Health Services, Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs. This innovative model makes legal resources available for low-wage families at locations that pregnant women […]

BAR FUND BENEFIT -Sponsorships Available Now

BAR FUND BENEFIT -Sponsorships Available Now

Save the Date for this Annual Event! This year we will be fundraising for the Social Justice Collaborative’s programs in Contra Costa County. For the past 29 years, Contra Costa County Bar Association’s BAR FUND has been proudly raising awareness of the need for pro bono legal services for low income members of our community. Each […]

CCCBA Sustaining Law Firms 2017

We gratefully acknowledge our 2017 SUSTAINING LAW FIRMS Firms with 30+ Attorneys: Archer n Norris Miller Starr Regalia Firms with 20-29 Attorneys: McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher, LLP Firms with 15-19 Attorneys: Bowles & Verna, LLP Buchman Provine Brothers Smith, LLP Clapp Moroney Bellagamba Vucinich Beeman Scheley Greenan, Peffer, Sallander & Lally, LLP […]

CCCBA Member Information Series

MCLE Spectacular 2017

MCLE Spectacular 2017

Contra Costa Lawyer June 2017 Issue: The Bankruptcy Issue

view online, or download Features Not Eligible to File Bankruptcy? An Analysis of What is Required, by David Arietta Lien Strips Revisited, by Steven Knuppel You Did What to My Claim? Capping a Commercial Landlord’s Attorney’s Fees in Bankruptcy, by Reno Fernandez Mortgage Modifications in Wonderland: Conquering the Red Queen (Mortgage Modification in Chapter 13 […]

Not eligible to file bankruptcy

Not Eligible to File Bankruptcy? An Analysis of What is Required

So what happens if a Chapter 13 debtor runs afoul of either the regular income requirement or the debt limits? The debtor is then faced with either dismissal of the case or the conversion of the case to Chapter 7.

Lien Strips Revisited

Lien Strips Revisited

At the time of the prior article, the law was unsettled as to whether or not lien strips were available in the Chapter 20 context. Since that time, the Ninth Circuit has weighed in, holding definitively that lien strips are available in Chapter 20…

You Did What to my Claim? Capping a Commercial Landlord's Attorney's Fees in Bankruptcy

You Did What to my Claim? Capping a Commercial Landlord’s Attorney’s Fees in Bankruptcy

The court disagreed with the lower courts’ all-or-nothing approach and remanded for further factual findings in apportioning attorney’s fees between termination-related efforts and work unrelated to termination.

Mortgage Modifications in Wonderland: Conquering the Red Queen

Mortgage Modifications in Wonderland: Conquering the Red Queen

Streamlining comes in the form of the Mortgage Modification Mediation (“MMM”) Program, which was adopted by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in August 2015.

Life After Debt: Rebuilding After Bankruptcy

Life After Debt: Rebuilding After Bankruptcy

The good news is that there is life after bankruptcy and it comes around much quicker than many think. The not-so-good news is that rebuilding takes effort and knowing one’s rights.

Broke But Not Broken: Private Workouts in Lieu of Bankruptcy

Broke But Not Broken: Private Workouts in Lieu of Bankruptcy

Once a company acknowledges it is in financial distress, a fork in the road appears: either 1) seek bankruptcy protection; or 2) try to negotiate a private work-out.

Interview with US Bankruptcy Judge, Hon. Roger Efremsky

Interview with US Bankruptcy Judge, Hon. Roger Efremsky

The Honorable Roger L. Efremsky has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for over 10 years in the Northern District of California and is now serving as Chief Judge. The Contra Costa Bar Association is extremely pleased to present the following interview with Judge Efremsky conducted by Mary Ellmann Tang, a board member of […]

The Personal Injury Case and the Automatic Stay

The Personal Injury Case and the Automatic Stay

One of the trickiest snares that can spring up in the middle of a personal injury case is a bankruptcy stay. With a bankruptcy filing, all collection activity is stopped and litigation grinds to a halt. If the filer is the plaintiff, the ownership and control of the plaintiff’s action is transferred in an instant […]