Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Seeking New Members
The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee is looking for practicing attorneys who are interested in serving on the Committee. There will be several positions with two-year terms open to attorneys for the Committee’s next term, which commences in June, 2011. The Committee is composed of approximately twelve attorneys in private practice and includes representatives from the Office of the US Trustee and the Chapter 13 Trustees. The Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court and several of her colleagues are regular guests of the Committee at the monthly meetings.
The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee was formed to promote communications about court procedures, etiquette, filings and other issues; to assist the Court and attorneys in creating a more efficient environment; and to represent a diverse group of bankruptcy attorneys from the Chicago area. Additionally, the Committee members develop, participate in and support educational programs concerning issues affecting the bench, attorneys, financial institutions and consumers, including providing support for the local CARE Program. The Committee also organizes and sponsors social events to allow greater interaction between the Court and the attorneys who appear before it.
If you are interested, please send a letter describing your professional background and expressing interest in serving on the Committee. You may also send any other information that may be helpful to the Committee in the selection process. If you have any questions about the Committee’s functions, please contact one of the current members of the Committee. You can find the contact information for the Committee members under the link for the Committee on the Bankruptcy Court’s website.
Please submit your information to either Scott Alsterda or Nathan Curtis no later than Friday, May 13, 2011 per the contact information below:
R. Scott Alsterda
Ungaretti & Harris LLP 3
500 Three First National Plaza
Chicago, IL 60602
Nathan E. Curtis
Geraci Law, LLC
55 East Monroe, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60603