FLMB NEWSLETTER Court Connection - APRIL 2021




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Court Connection: e-Edition

The Court is proud to share the e-Edition of the Court Connection.

For readers who prefer to read the newsletter on paper, it can be printed in its entirety by downloading a full-text PDF version.

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Clerk's Offices to Reopen on May 3, 2021

By: Sheryl Loesch, Clerk of Court

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Local Bar Events


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Local Bar Associations

News and events from your local bar association


By:  Katheryn Hancock, Esq., President

On February 10, 2021, we hosted a free virtual CLE on Debtors’ Bad Faith Insurance Claims. Thank you to panelists Dale Swope, Stephanie Miles, and Brent Steinberg.

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By:  Andrew V. Layden, Esq., President

CLE Webinars: CFBLA is continuing its monthly CLE programs by video-conference – so you can attend remotely from anywhere!

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Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association

By:  Michael Cecil, Esq., President

There are a number of plans in the works for SWFBPA members in the next couple

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Bradley M. Saxton & C. Andrew Roy Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.

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Make Me Smile

Make Me Smile About Your Orders...Your Professionalism and Competence


By: Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen

The look and content of your proposed orders are a reflection of your professionalism and even your competence. Ten tips on how you can polish up that reflection.

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In Case You Missed


CLE program recordings are available on the Court’s website.

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The Court Connection is published quarterly.  Please submit items for inclusion in the next edition by June 30, 2021 to:


Light at the End of the Tunnel?


By: Hon. Caryl E. Delano, Chief Judge

I recently looked back at my column in the April 2020 issue of the Court Connection, which I wrote when we were deep in the “shut down” phase of the pandemic. Looking back, I was really quite naïve about how long we would be living—and working—under restricted conditions. 

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Judge's Corner

Judge's Corner



Orlando Division Judges Swearing in the Courtroom

By: Matthew McCaleb, Law Clerk to Hon. Lori V. Vaughan

Over the last few weeks, the judges in the Orlando Division have been doing quite a bit of swearing in their courtrooms…swearing-in of new attorneys, that is.

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District Law Clerks

MDFL Bankruptcy Law Clerks

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FLMB Welcomes Judge Jennemann’s New Law Clerks

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Local Rules


April 30th Deadline to Comment on Amendments to Local Rules

The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida are considering proposed amendments to the Local Rules.

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Paula Turner Luce Retires After 29 Years of Service


By: Hon. Caryl E. Delano, Chief Judge

One of our Court’s longest-serving employees, Paula Turner Luce, retired on February 28, 2021, after 29 years of service.

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United States Trustee's Corner

By: Jill Kelso, Orlando Office of the U.S. Trustee

The chapter 11 quarterly fee schedule established by 28 U.S.C. § 1930(a)(6) was changed by the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020 (the Act), Pub. L. No. 116-325, which was enacted on January 12, 2021.

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Dear Point & Click: Answers to Technical Questions

Dear Point and Click, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently upgraded to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF. I have some questions about how this affects my filing access for the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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