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The CARE 2023 essay writing contest is underway! The topic is “what is the greatest obstacle you face in creating and maintaining a balanced budget?” Cash prizes to the top three selections. The contest is open to all students in the Tampa Bay area who will need to submit their essay along with the following form: CARE 2023 Essay Contest.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida has announced a vacancy for a Term Law Clerk position. This position supports the Honorable Grace E. Robson in the Orlando Division and is available beginning Fall 2023

The Pro Se Assistance Clinic has re-opened in person! If you are in need of pro bono assistance on a limited basis, please look at the information about the Clinic. To volunteer, learn more here.

Photos from the Annual Installation and Awards dinner are available on our Facebook page.

The latest edition of the Cramdown is here!

Cramdown, Summer 2022

USTP Informational Notice on Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

Information on where debtors can potentially get rental assistance
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What is the TBBBA?

The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association is a voluntary bar organization with members representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy.  All attorneys who practice in the Middle District of Florida are invited to join. Membership is also open to our panel trustees, members of the bar at large, and law students.

The Association sponsors monthly luncheons with speakers and frequent seminars which qualify for Florida Bar continuing legal education credit.  In addition, there are monthly informal consumer attorney meetings to discuss practice pointers, often with the participation of one or more of the local bankruptcy judges.

A goal of the Association is to provide its members with information necessary to the bankruptcy practice in the Tampa Division.  In addition to the Cramdown, a quarterly publication, periodic e-mail messages keep the membership informed of current bankruptcy issues.

Members are actively involved in a range of projects.  One project designed to assist debtors that cannot afford attorney representation is the Pro Se Assistance Clinic, which provides an opportunity for free information and guidance on a limited basis at set times at the courthouse.  Another is working with the judiciary and the clerk’s office to promote communication and meet the needs of all parties in the bankruptcy system.

Working together, through pro bono, educational, and social activities, Association members have developed a camaraderie among bankruptcy practitioners in this division that is noteworthy.  Please join us in this endeavor and we welcome your thoughts and ideas on how the Association can better serve its members, the Bankruptcy Court, and the community.