Bankruptcy Law Update

November 15, 2013

Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham
8:20 a.m.
6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

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This long established program is a MUST for any lawyer who handles Bankruptcy cases. Bringing together bankruptcy court judges, leading experts and experienced practitioners, this seminar will provide the relevant, practical, and up-to-date information that you have been looking for.


If you are unable to attend this seminar in person, you also have the option of watching LIVE from your own computer! Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel. Webcasts count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST, just click “InReach Online Seminars” on the home page and then click “Live Webcast” and follow the on screen instructions. 

Instruction on how to purchase a "Live Webcast"

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TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR, please select the registration option below. 

To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form Mail your form and check to CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384. 

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$350 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - registration within five days of the seminar Registration
If you register more than 24 hours in advance you will receive a link for downloading and printing the written materials to bring with you.

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet
8:20        Welcome

Morning Presider:
Judge Benjamin G. Cohen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama

8:30        Ethics Issues
•Dos and Don’ts of Advertising
•Technology and Your Clients’ Information

Robert E. Lusk Jr.
Lusk Law Firm LLC, Fairhope

9:30        Chapters 1, 3 and 5:  A Primer on the Universal Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code

Judge C. Michael Stilson (moderator)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama

Joseph E. Bulgarella
Office of the Bankruptcy Administrator, Tuscaloosa

Robert A. Morgan
Robert A. Morgan PC, Tuscaloosa

10:00     Refreshment Break

10:10     Bankruptcy Electronic Filing
•Overview of Recent Updates and New Features
•Avoiding Errors, Notices of Deficient Filings, and Incorrect Events

Rhetta Carter
Shewana Callies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama

10:40     Student Loans: A List of Characters (Lenders, Servicers, Guarantors, etc.) and Other Helpful Information

Judge Dwight H. Williams Jr.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama

DeAnne S. Calhoon
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Montgomery        

W. McCollum Halcomb
Chapter 13 Trustee's Office, Tuscaloosa

11:20     Judicial Estoppel Update & BP Claims Update

Jeffery J. Hartley
Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse PC, Mobile             

11:40     Lunch on Your Own

Afternoon Presider:
Daisy M. Holder, Attorney at Law, Birmingham

12:40     Reaffirmation Agreements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Judge William S. Shulman (moderator)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama

Bradford W. Botes
Bond Botes Reese & Shinn PC, Birmingham

Robert D. McWhorter Jr.
Inzer Haney McWhorter & Haney LLC, Gadsden

1:25        In re Bullock: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Dischargeability Case from the Northern District of Alabama

Bill Bensinger
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Birmingham

1:45        Handling IRS Issues
•Objection to Claims: Unfiled Returns
•Objection to Claims: Excessive or Premature Claims
•Can Case be Confirmed While Objection to Claim is Pending?

Judge William R. Sawyer
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama

Richard O’Neal
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama

2:25        Refreshment Break

2:35        Lien Stripping

Judge James J. Robinson
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama

Katherine E. Luders
Chambless Math Carr PC, Montgomery

J. Theodore Stuckenschneider
Attorney at Law, Birmingham

3:20        Conversion from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7: Who Gets the Money? (Chapter 13 Undistributed Funds)

Judge Margaret A. Mahoney
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama

D. Sims Crawford
Chapter 13 Trustee, Birmingham

3:50        Adjourn