News From the FBA


FBA 2018 Call for Presentations

All Section and Division presentation submissions are to be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday, March 16, 2018 via the FBA online submission portal. Final selection notifications will be emailed to the presentation Main Point of Contact by Friday, April 27, 2018.

Bankruptcy Judgeships Legislation Signed Into Law

President Trump on October 26 signed legislation (H.R. 2266) that extends 14 temporary bankruptcy judgeships for five years and creates four new bankruptcy judgeships.

FAQ: Making Sense of the Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico

The Jones Act, as commonly known, is part of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1920, 41 Stat. 988 (1920). The act was sponsored by Senator Wesley R. Jones, from Washington State, which is how it acquired its name.

Relief Assistance for Puerto Rico

While the scope of the crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria dominates the news across the country, the resilience of our FBA colleagues to recover and rebuild remains steadfast. Oreste Ramos, a national FBA leader and attorney in San Juan, has shared his firsthand account of conditions on the island and an appeal for continued support.


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