Michaux Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court Committee

Jill Michaux

Jill Michaux

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., appointed Jill Michaux to a three year term on the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to the U.S. Supreme Court.  She is one of four practicing lawyers on the 17 member committee. Other members are federal judges from the bankruptcy, district and circuit courts, two law professors who serve as committee reporters, and a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice.

She succeeds John Rao of the National Consumer Law Center who served six years. Prior to Rao, the position was filled by Eric L. Frank who later was appointed Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Henry L. Sommer, president of National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Collier on Bankruptcy.

The rules committee is reviewing mortgage claim forms, a proposal for national chapter 13 plan form, and the modernization of bankruptcy forms, and accompanying rules changes on its agenda.

Jill has represented consumer debtors in bankruptcy for 30 years.  She is a founding member and one of the first directors of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). She is a founder and past president of the Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council and the Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section.

She is contributor to the Bankruptcy Law Network, the premier website for consumer bankruptcy information, and writes Kansas Bankruptcy blog. She runs the BK-Kansas listserv for 452 members of the bankruptcy bar in Kansas. She is one of two Topeka attorneys and seven Kansas attorneys who are board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. She practices law with Neis & Michaux, P.A., of Topeka.

See the article in the Topeka Capital-Journal.