The mission of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum is to be the leading educational and networking resource for bankruptcy and insolvency professionals in the Central District of California, and particularly in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Santa Barbara.

Purposes and Objectives

The purposes and objectives of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum are: to promote the highest standards in the practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law; to provide educational programs and related services; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to the courts, substantive law, current and proposed legislation, local rules, federal rules, and other areas of practice and procedure arising in connection with insolvency or bankruptcy law.


Membership of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum.

The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum's membership is diverse. Members include bankruptcy judges, attorneys, and other professionals (including accountants, receivers, trustees, assignees, auctioneers, management and turnaround specialists). The Clerk of the Court and the United States Trustee actively participate in the Forum. This diversity ensures a balanced approach to education and practice issues and provides opportunities for networking among a wide cross-section of the local insolvency community.

Members of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum meet every two months at a dinner program held in Los Angeles. Panelists (often including bankruptcy judges) provide education and instruction to our insolvency practitioners.

The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum is affiliated with and a major supporter of the California Bankruptcy Forum. The CBF produces an annual statewide conference for California's insolvency community and publishes the California Bankruptcy Journal.

The Forum sponsors this web site (http://labankruptcyforum.org) and honors our co-founder, Joseph Bernfeld, with a special lecture in the first quarter of every year.