United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
A special subcommittee has been formed to accept nominations. If you desire to nominate an individual, send information no later than August 1, 2011:
by e-mail to:
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 of the award.
The Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court adopted a General Order amending Local Rule 1017-1 related to reinstatement and reopening of dismissed cases. The order was entered on June 8, 2011 and is effective for ALL Motions to Vacate an Order of Dismissal and to Reinstate or Reopen a Case filed on or after July 1, 2011. The amendment requires that the debtor(s) seeking reinstatement or reopening after dismissal must waive their right to object on the grounds of timeliness to complaints, motions and proofs of claim filed pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4004(a), 4004(c), 1017(e) and 3002(c) if the filing deadline expired on or after the date the case was dismissed or if less than 30 days remains until such deadline. In addition, two new local forms that incorporate this waiver language have been created and are posted for use.
The Hearing date for July 2011 for the Jefferson City division has been moved to Tuesday, July 19.
UMKC and the American Bankruptcy Institute once again team up for a day-long program featuring 12 bankruptcy judges from the region joining top national and regional speakers on current developments. A mix of panels and debates makes for lively treatment of the latest issues. The luncheon program features Prof. William Black of the UMKC School of Law and Economics speaking on the fallout from the mortgage foreclosure scandal. The program format permits you to customize your experience by attending a business-oriented or consumer-oriented track. The Muehlebach Tower at 1213 Wyandotte is the regal setting for this year’s program, offering unparalleled comfort, convenience and atmosphere.
For more information, contact the UMKC CLE Office at (816) 235-1648