Creditor Debtor Rights Section
The Creditor Debtor Rights Section encourages the research, study, and initiation of proposals for changes and reforms in all areas of law that may impact the creditor/debtor relationship. The Section aids and educates members and the public by reviewing pending legislation and development of proposed statutory enactments to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice. Section members represent a diverse array of individuals and businesses who are debtors, debtors-in-possession, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, receivers, trustees, asset purchasers, and examiners in all facets of creditor-debtor law.
The Section provides benefits to members by developing resources, including a newsletter and bankruptcy case law digest, and sponsoring several CLEs each year. Since 2004, the Section has maintained an annual grants program to financially assist community service programs statewide that provide legal services in the area of creditor/debtor law.
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The Creditor Debtor Rights Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, current newsletter, grants, as well as information about the section's executive committee.
Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!
Below are the results of the Creditor Debtor Rights Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!
For more information about the Section and its executive committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws.
At-Large Member Position 5 – King County: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
At-Large Member Position 7 – Southern Division of Western District: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
At-Large Member Position 8 – Eastern District: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
At-Large Member Position 9 – Western District: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.
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The Fall 2022 Newsletter Is Out Now!
New! Creditor Debtor Rights Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
The Creditor Debtor Rights Section recognizes the importance for all individuals to have access to legal services. Many Section members are actively involved in making their expertise available to low-income individuals, both through direct representation and/or educational programs. While financial constraints and/ or other limitations may deter individuals from seeking legal services, it is important that community services exist to assist with such issues. Established in 2004, the purpose of the Creditor Debtor Rights Section’s Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to the ongoing operation of community service and legal aid programs.
Deserving organizations are encouraged to complete the current grant application form and submit it to the Grant Program Chair by Nov. 14, 2022. A copy of the application can be found below:
Congratulations to the following 2022-2023 grant recipients:
- Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services
- Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid
Chair: Bruce Medeiros (2022-2024)
Chair-Elect: Todd Tracy (2022-2024)
Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Faubion (2022-2024)
Immediate Past Chair: William Malaier (2022-2024)
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Nicole Springstroh (2022-2024)
Pos. 1 Eastern District
Pos. 2 Eastern District
Pos. 3 Northern Division of Western District
Pos. 4 King County
Pos. 5 King County
Pos. 6 Southern Division of Western District
Pos. 7 Southern Division of Western District
Pos. 8 Eastern Division At-Large
Pos. 9 Western District At-Large
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