FLMB NEWSLETTER Court Connection - JULY 2021




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Court Connection: e-Edition

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

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Local Bar Events

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Local Bar Associations


News and events from your local bar association


CLE Webinars: This year, we have already had five CLE Webinars (available for viewing through our website...

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The Association of Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants (“ABJA”) is sponsoring its annual Certified Bankruptcy Assistant Seminar and Exam on October 12 – 13, and its Professional Skills Seminar on October 14 – 15, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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

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Mary Ida Townson Appointed U.S. Trustee for Region 21

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

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).

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A Message From Your Point & Click Authors:

Get Ready for NextGen CM/ECF!

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida (FLMB) will be upgrading its current CM/ECF system to NextGen CM/ECF on Monday, November 22, 2021.

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What Is Our New Normal?

By: Sheryl Loesch, Clerk of Court

Here we are, nearly 18 months since experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are still talking about it. I doubt any of us could have imagined this happening in our lifetime, especially in this age of medical advances. The pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives, and it is likely each of us has a story to tell.

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Judge's Corner

Judge's Corner



Amendments to Local Rules to Take Effect on August 1


By: Hon. Lori V. Vaughan, Judicial Liaison to Local Rules Lawyers’ Advisory Committee

The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida have approved amendments to the Local Rules, effective August 1, 2021.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.?

We All Should! 

(and Here's How to Help)

By: Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen

Ever heard of the “C.A.R.E.” program? Gee, I hope so, but I can’t blame you if you haven’t, given the stops and starts we’ve had with C.A.R.E. locally. And I hope you will stick with me to the end of this article because we need your help.

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Raymond Waguespack Retires 

After 35 Years of Service in United States Courts


By: Hon. Caryl E. Delano, Chief Judge 

On June 30, 2021, one of our Court’s most valued employees, Raymond Waguespack, the Director of Operations for the Middle District’s Clerk of Court, retired after almost 20 years of service with our Court and a total of 35 years of service with the United States Courts.

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Judge McEwen Swears In Former Intern


By: Ed Comey, Law Clerk to Judge Williamson 

On Friday, April 16, 2021, Judge McEwen administered the Oath of Admission to The Florida Bar to Sarah Naccache.

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