At a recent bar meeting in Columbia, the focus of the discussions generally turned to the new Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. While the Court has not yet reached specific conclusions or established formal procedures in regards to the new Act, it seemed helpful to all participants to discuss the upcoming changes and share information. As a result, Judge Waites has agreed to host similar meetings in Charleston and Spartanburg to facilitate bar discussion of the new Act and its implications for practice.
Members of the bar are invited to a meeting in the Charleston Courtroom at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Please RSVP to Cheryl Hughes at 803-253-3751 by Monday, June 6, 2005, by 12:00 noon if you plan to attend.
A meeting in Spartanburg will take place in the Spartanburg Courtroom on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the conclusion of the Court’s docket at around 10:30 a.m. for those interested. Please RSVP to Cheryl Hughes at 803-253-3751 by Friday, June 17, 2005, by 12:00 noon if you plan to attend.