Professional Organizations


 

      State Bar of California
      Member 1981 - 2016

      San Diego County Bar Association
      Member 1981 - 2016
      Mentor program 2011 - 2012

       San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
       Volunteer 1995 - 2016

        State Bar of California
        Insolvency Law Committee

        Member 2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2016
        Education Subcommittee
        Member 2010 - 2014
        Chair 2011 - 2013
        Chair 2015 - 2016
        Advisor 2013 - 2015

        American Board of Certification
        of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys

        Director 2010 - 2016
        Standards Committee Member 2010 - 2014
        Faculty Committee Member 2015 - 2016

        American Bar Association Model Code Project
        Consumer Bankruptcy Panel
        Member 2014 - 2016

        William L. Todd American Inn of Court
        Master of the Bench
        Director 2013 - 2016
        Member 1992 - 2016
        Student mentor 2007 - 2008
        
        U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

        Mediation Panel
        Member 1987 - 2016

        State Bar of California
        Personal and Business Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission

        Chair2001 - 2002
        Member 2000 - 2003
        Exam Consultant 2005 - 2006
                    
        State Bar of California
        Board of Legal Specialization

        Member 2001 - 2002
        Member 2005 - 2008
        Chair, New Specialty Committee 2006 - 2007

        State Bar of California
        Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Committee

        Member 1996 - 2000

        San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
        Founding Director 1989 - 1993
        President 1993; Secretary, 1992; Vice-President, 1991
        Director 2004 - 2006    
        Secretary 2004, 2005, 2006
        Member 1989 - 2015
        Career Recognition Committee 2014 - 2015

        California Bankruptcy Forum
        Director 2005 - 2008
        Annual Conference Program Co-chair 2006, 2007, 2008
        Annual Conference Education Co-chair 2008
        Annual Conference Consumer Co-chair 2012, 2014, 2017
        Poetry and Humor Competition Codirector 2011 - 2012
        Humor Competition Codirector 2013
        Photography Competition Codirector 2014 - 2016

        National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers
        Member 2005 - 16

        Lawyers Club
        Member 1985 - 2016
        Student Mentor 2004, 2005

        U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California
        Individual Ch. 11 Model Plan Committee Member 2012 - 2015
        ECF Systems Enhancement Committee Member 2003 - 2006
        Ad Hoc Bankruptcy Rules Committee Chair 1989

        Legal Aid Society Of San Diego
        Consultant 2006 - 2011

        American Bankruptcy Institute
        Member 1996 - 2016

        National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
        Member 1997 - 2016