Consumer Bankruptcy Section



Sari Karson Kurland
211 Jersey Ln.
Rockville, MD 20850-7759
P: (301) 424-2834
F: (301) 424-2884

Section Dues: $20 per year

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The Hanging Paragraph Newsletter
Winter 2014
September 2013
January 2013
October 2012
July 2012

Spring 2010
Winter 2009


Unless otherwise noted, Section Meetings are open to all Section Members who RSVP by the required date.
Monthly meetings run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Brown Bag Lunch Schedule
Lunches will be held at Merrill LAD’s Greenbelt & Baltimore locations
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm (unless stated otherwise

  • May 21, 2014 – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act | Scott Borison
  • June 25, 2014 – Homestead Exemption & liens against real estate owned as tenants by the entireties | David Portney & Irving Walker
    Memorandum Opinion at Docket Entry 87
  • Spring, 2014 (Re-scheduled from December) – Computing Equal Monthly Installments in Chapter 13 Plans | Nancy Grigsby & Staff


Sample Motion to Waive Wage Orders (PDFs)
Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3
Sample 4
Sample 5

Baltimore City Lien Issues Brown Bag Luncheon Materials
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Acquisition of City Property, Contact Information, and Interest Rates Material

Credit Reports After Bankruptcy Brown Bag Luncheon Materials
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Presentation Materials

National Chapter 13 Form Plan Project


Reverse Mortgages and Bankruptcy Brown bag Luncheon Materials
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Presentation Materials
Reverse Mortgage Handout

Revisions of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code Prescribed Under Section 104(a) of the Code
Effective April 1, 2013 (PDF)

Loan Modification Materials from Brown Bag Luncheon on Foreclosure Defense
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
- Sample Mot for Loan Mod Approval
- Circuit Court Corrected Order
- Letter to Richard Stolker
- Federal Trade Commission MARS Rule Description

Get involved in the Girls Scout Council Financial Fitness Challenge


MSBA 2011 Annual Meeting

The Enduring Legacy of Anna Nicole Smith on Consumer Bankruptcy, Problems and Pitfalls, and Legislative Update

2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section worked to overhaul certain Local Rules used in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, modifying about 20 Local Rules in an effort to make the Bankruptcy practice more efficient and easier to manage, which it plans to submit to the Bankruptcy Bench soon.

MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section Mentor Program

The Consumer Bankruptcy Section has created a program to improve the practice of Consumer Bankruptcy Law by having experienced practitioners available to mentor new members of the section. Login to view the list of experienced attorneys who are willing to volunteer their time. Mentors are available to supplement the wide range of resources provided by the section and to provide general guidance and advice.

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