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LATEST NDFL BANKRUPTCY NEWS:
- Mortgage Modification Program. FLNB is nearing completion of the development of a mortgage modification mediation program for chapter 13 debtors who own residential property, cannot afford their current mortgage payments, but can afford to pay a meaningful portion. The new program will allow parties to discuss mortgage modification in an informal setting as well as to provide a “fast track” for both the debtors and the lenders. We have emulated the Loan Modification Mediation Program being offered by the Orange County Bar and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, which has been successfully organizing mediations for a number of years. The program will be streamlined to reduce costs, save considerable time, and make it easier for the parties to facilitate a loan modification. The mediations are for negotiation purposes only and neither the debtors nor the lenders are required to enter into any agreement. We anticipate making this program available to filers in the Northern District of Florida in April.
- Local Rules Revision. Another local rules revision cycle has been initiated and the first step in the process is submittal of suggestions and recommended changes to the chair of the local rules committee, Bill Miller. The opportunity for submittals is from March 18 through April 19 and can be accomplished by sending an email with your suggestion(s), including any proposed language
to: email@example.com. Items submitted by the deadline will be complied into a package for Judge Specie’s review. Approved items will be provided to the bar for comment in June with a public review period to follow in August. The planned effective date of the new rules will be December 1, 2013.
- Bankruptcy Clerk Vacancy. Bill Blevins, much beloved Clerk of our Bankruptcy Court, has accepted the position of Clerk of Court for the Federal District Court in New Orleans. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 156, Judge Specie must appoint a replacement Clerk. For more information on this vacancy or instructions for applying, click here.
THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
cordially invites you to attend a
Farewell Reception and Roast
WILLIAM W. BLEVINS
CLERK OF COURT
Friday, April 19, 2013, at 4 p.m.
United States Bankruptcy Courthouse
110 E. Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL
firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-521-5025
(For more FLNB information, check out the latest issue of the Advisor Newsletter)