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Phil Lamos – Humble Sage

By Academy Staff

Phil was a quiet, humble man. He loved his family, loved the law, and loved to serve others.

Philip D. Lamos, age 53 of Painesville Township, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2021. He was a hometown boy who loved his family, especially his son Matthew and daughter Emily. Phil . . . → Read More: Phil Lamos – Humble Sage

Extensions of CARES Act Provisions By COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021

The CARES Act, Public Law 116-136 had amended several parts of the Bankruptcy Code, but included sunset provisions terminating March 27, 2021. The COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021, H.R.1651, passed by the House and Senate and signed by the President on March 27, 2021, extended some provisions for another year.

Section 1113 . . . → Read More: Extensions of CARES Act Provisions By COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021

Serendipity, a Tribute to Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

By Mark S. Wheeler, Staff Attorney to M.O. Marshall, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (Chicago, IL)

(Used with expressed permission. Published February 2021 in the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Newsletter.)

Despite appearing before the Senior Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois perhaps hundreds of times over the last 29 . . . → Read More: Serendipity, a Tribute to Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

An Open Thank You Letter to NACTT - Reflections from a New(er) Trustee: My First Two Years

By Dynele Schinker-Kuharich, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Canton, OH)

I vividly remember getting the call that I was to be appointed as a Standing Chapter 13 Trustee (effective October 1, 2018). I was so honored, and humbled, and excited. At the time I was a panel Chapter 7 Trustee, but my heart had always . . . → Read More: An Open Thank You Letter to NACTT – Reflections from a New(er) Trustee: My First Two Years

The Chapter 13 Business Model

By John M. Hauber, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee (Indianapolis, IN)

I have recently written an article for the NACTT Quarterly, that may or may not be published at the time of this writing, which is simply a stream-of-conscious style response to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s desire to modify the Bankruptcy Code based upon her perception . . . → Read More: The Chapter 13 Business Model

2020 Vision

By Jan Sensenich, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of Vermont

I think it was in junior high school when I first started wearing glasses. I remember not liking the idea of having to wear glasses. I thought I could see just fine. As far as I knew, I was seeing what I . . . → Read More: 2020 Vision

Legal Aid and Who Are Our Chapter 13 “Customers”

By Rachel Jones, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Chris Micale, Western District of Virginia (Roanoke)

The events of 2020 have had a devastating impact on the very low-income population. The working poor are struggling, particularly those working in sectors such as hospitality and tourism. State and Federal funding and local programs . . . → Read More: Legal Aid and Who Are Our Chapter 13 “Customers”

Meet a Newish Trustee

On October 1, 2019, John G. Jansing was appointed Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Southern District of Ohio at Dayton. John took over from Jeff Kellner, who retired and moved to New Hampshire.

John had some great mentors: Herb Beskin in Charlottesville, Marge Burks in Cincinnati and Faye English in Columbus. John toured . . . → Read More: Meet a Newish Trustee

Legal Aid and Who Are Our Chapter 13 “Customers”

By Rachel Jones, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Chris Micale, Western District of Virginia (Roanoke)

The events of 2020 have had a devastating impact on the very low-income population. The working poor are struggling, particularly those working in sectors such as hospitality and tourism. State and Federal funding and local programs . . . → Read More: Legal Aid and Who Are Our Chapter 13 “Customers”