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LATEST NDFL BANKRUPTCY NEWS:
- Mortgage Modification Program. FLNB's 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 is now LIVE. The new program allows 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 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.
- Local Rules Revision. The public review period for this local rules revision cycle is in progress. The planned effective date of the new rules will be December 1, 2013.
- 2013 Annual Seminar. This year's annual seminar will be held in Tallahassee at Hotel Duval on September 20. The golf tournament and cocktail reception are being scheduled for the day before. For sponsorship information or to register for the seminar, click here.
- 2013 ABJA Educational Seminar. The Association of Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants will hold bankruptcy certification training and a professional skills seminar for judicial assistants, paralegals & legal secretaries on October 29-November 1, 2013, at the Hilton in Atlanta, GA. For more information on bankruptcy certification, click here. For more information on the professional skills seminar, click here.
(For more FLNB information, check out the latest issue of the Advisor Newsletter)