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Cancelled: The Twenty-Fourth Annual BBA Spring Break Weekend

Dear valued BBA members and friends of the BBA,

Earlier this year, when we postponed the 2021 Spring Break Weekend from May to September, we hoped that health and safety conditions would sufficiently improve in order to permit us to avoid cancelling the event. While there has been considerable improvement and hope for holding an in-person event, unfortunately with developing strains of the COVID-19 virus, not all of our participants and panelists are comfortable attending an in-person event due to the health and safety risk of attending gatherings such as Spring Break Weekend.

Moreover, even if we were to hold the event in September, there is still an intolerable amount of uncertainty as to whether it is safe and prudent to do so. In that regard, and after consulting with the BBA board and officers, we are cancelling the 2021 Spring Break Weekend that was scheduled to be held in Annapolis on September 9-10, 2021.

Although the 2021 Spring Break Weekend is being cancelled, our Spring Break committee chairs and I also discussed the possibility of holding virtual programs over the next few months, in the place of the normal monthly meetings of the BBA chapters, during which a Spring Break panel would present a program on its topic. We did this last year with excellent attendance, and we urge all of our members to stay posted on upcoming monthly events so our panelists can showcase the hard work they have put into our programming. We will provide further information in the very near future. Please rest assured that we are hard at work planning events for the 2021-2022 year that will be both educational and enjoyable for our membership.

If you have already registered and paid a registration fee, you will be contacted separately regarding instructions on obtaining a credit for our next event, or a refund. Thank you to all of our loyal sponsors for this event, who will also be contacted separately regarding a credit towards Spring Break 2022 or a refund.

Lastly, we appreciate your support and membership and are committed to holding another Spring Break event as soon as it is practicable, and safe, to do so.

Sincerely,
Lisa Stevens
President, 2021-2022
Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland

The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association

The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association ("MBBA") established in 1988 is the premier organization in the State of Maryland for attorneys in the practice of bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring. The MBBA is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.

Officers

Click here to view our full list of Officers and Chapter Representatives for the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association.

Lisa Y. Stevens

President

Brian Tucci

Secretary

Justin Fasano

Treasurer

In addition to supplying members with up-to-date articles and new posts, the Bankruptcy Bar Association recently asked some of its members to serve as case reporters to make the membership aware of new Bankruptcy Court decisions from our district.  The case reporters are Bradley Swallow, Kristen Eustis, Marissa Lilja, and Justin Fasano. The MBBA wants to publish original articles written by members about aspects of bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. Interested? Contact Jennifer Kneeland or (703) 749-1026. Please review our guidelines for submission and publication agreement here.

Resources

Educational Material

In this section you will find written articles, case reports, outlines, and course materials from our continuing legal education seminars.

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Manuals

Within our Manuals Resources section you will find manuals prepared by members of the MBBA that outline best practices and procedures relevant to our jurisdiction.

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Bankruptcy Court

A wealth of information can be found on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland’s website, including electronic case filing, local rules and opinions.

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U.S. Trustees

Our U.S. Trustees Resources section contains helpful information and links.

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Links

The MBBA has compiled a library of Legal Links that members may find beneficial.

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