United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
Bankruptcy Court Highlights
Nominations are now being taken for the Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award. This award honors both the recipient and the memory of prominent Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorney Michael R. Roser. The Honorable Jerry W. Venters, former recipient of this award, believes that “the Roser Award is an especially significant award because the recipient is selected by his or her peers in the bankruptcy practice, and by the judges who observe the recipient's contributions to the profession and his or her legal skills, integrity and work on behalf of the bankruptcy legal community. In my view, there can be no higher compliment."
Each year since 1994, the Commercial Law Committee of the Missouri Bar gives the
Nominations are received each year from attorneys throughout the state. Previous
If you wish to nominate an individual, send information no later than Aug. 2, 2010, by e-mail to:
Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award
In your nomination of a candidate, please address specifically his/her activities in the areas of bankruptcy practice, other law practice, bar activities, as well as any other factors or characteristics that you believe the committee should consider in selecting the recipient.
Notice of Proposed Revision to Court Procedure When Amended Chapter 13 Plan Is Filed and a Creditor’s Objection to a Previous Plan Is Pending:
The Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court has adopted a 2010 General Order amending Local Rule 9060-1H, related to court hearings on Chapter 13 Plan Objections. The amended local rule is effective with court hearings on Chapter 13 Plan Objections scheduled for June 21, 2010, and after.
The general order can be viewed at: http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/rules/2010_go_ct_hrg_proc_ch_13_ob.pdf
Beginning with bankruptcy cases converted to a different chapter on July 1, 2010, the Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court will modify the timing of the procedure for trustee appointments and the scheduling of the first meeting of creditors. Trustee appointments and the notice to creditors of the converted first meeting date will be processed on the next business day after the entry of an order converting the case.
Debtors will still have 10 days to file conversion schedules. However, attorneys may wish to file conversion schedules at the time of filing a motion to convert. An estimated 50 percent of converted cases currently have conversion schedules filed prior to the actual order of conversion. If conversion schedules list added creditors, debtors can save the cost of filing the notice of amended schedules adding creditors (local form) because any added creditors will be sent the notice of the converted first meeting of creditors. This should not be construed to mean that debtors need not comply with Bankruptcy Rule 1009(a) requiring debtors to notice the amendment on any affected entity.
If you have any questions about this procedural change, please contact Roberta Kostrow at (816) 512-1818 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.