Our Purpose & Mission

Our Purpose

The purpose of the California Bankruptcy Forum (the “Forum” or the “corporation”) shall be to promote and enhance the value of the bankruptcy system and process in the State of California. The Forum shall encourage and draw membership from all professional disciplines involved in the bankruptcy system and process in the State of California, including without limitation accountants, appraisers, auctioneers, attorneys, bankers, brokers, consultants, crisis managers, judges, and trustees.

The Forum shall sponsor educational programs and activities, and employ other appropriate vehicles to encourage and promote the creation, exchange and dissemination of information that improves bankruptcy practice and procedure in the State of California.

The corporation may engage in any activities approved by the board of directors (or, within the scope of its delegated authority, the Executive Committee of the board of directors) consistent with the foregoing.

Our Mission

The mission of the California Bankruptcy Forum is to:

  • Oversee the timely administration of the bankruptcy needs of legal professionals;
  • Provide educational support with programs, both local and statewide, for attorneys, other insolvency professionals, and the community, to better serve both the community and the profession.


Association News

Pro Bono Update: 30th Annual Insolvency Conference Attendees donated over $7,500 to benefit the Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California. Pictured: Peter Mastan (President), Chris Celentino (Co-Chair), Sharon Weiss (Co-Chair), John Fiero (Co-Chair)