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Bankruptcy Law Update

November 19, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Embassy Suites Hoover Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama

also available by live webcast

6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

Bringing together Alabama’s bankruptcy court judges, leading experts and experienced practitioners, this seminar contains the practical and up to date information you need to effectively represent your clients.  This long established and popular program is a MUST for any lawyer who handles Bankruptcy cases.

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Handout materials will be provided in electronic format.  At least 48 hours before the seminar we will email you a link for downloading the materials.

The price listed below reflects an early registration discount.  Registration accompanied by payment must be received in our office before noon the day before the seminar to take advantage of this discount.

You may pay for the in person seminar by credit card or check – see options below.


The Schedule

8:20       Welcome

Morning Presider:
Joseph E. Bulgarella, Clerk of Court, Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham


8:30        As Pandemic Declines: Mortgage Forbearances and Supplemental Claims and Debtors Facing Eviction and Rent Arrearages

Bradford W. Caraway, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Birmingham
Chadwick A. Cotant, Brock & Stout LLC, Enterprise
Diane C. Murray, Tiffany & Bosco PA, Birmingham


9:25        Ethics in Bankruptcy Cases

Cooper Shattuck, Cooper Shattuck LLC, Tuscaloosa


10:25     Refreshment Break


10:35     The Hot Seat: Recent Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

Judge Bess M. Parrish Creswell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama
Judge Jerry C. Oldshue, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama
Theodore Stuckenschneider, Attorney at Law, Birmingham


11:30     Lunch on Your Own


Afternoon Presider:
Judge Tamara O. Mitchell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama


12:30     Chapter 7 Issues Every Consumer Attorney Should Know

Robert A. Morgan, Attorney at Law, Tuscaloosa
William Dennis Schilling, Attorney at Law, Birmingham


1:00        News and Issues from the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, and the Alabama State Bar

Linda Gore, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Gadsden (Immediate Past President, NACTT)
Robert P. Reynolds, Reynolds Reynolds & Little LLC, Tuscaloosa (President, ABI)
Tazewell T. Shepard III, Sparkman Shepard & Morris PC, Huntsville (President, ASB)


1:45        Refreshment Break


1:55        Post Pandemic: What Happens Now in Bankruptcy

  • Economic Trends

Richard F. Moody, SVP, Chief Economist, Regions Financial Corporation, Birmingham

  • Status of Live Hearings and 341s in Alabama Bankruptcy Courts

Danielle K. Greco, US Bankruptcy Administrator, Middle District of Alabama
Mac Halcomb, Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Birmingham


2:55        Overview/Practice Pointers in Chapter 13 (getting a chapter 13 plans confirmed; dealing with insurance settlements after a vehicle accident and when does debtor get any funds; buying or selling a car, home or other assets)

Mary Frances Fallaw, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Chapter 13, Birmingham
Jeffery J. Hartley, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse PC, Mobile
Sabrina L. McKinney, Chapter 13 Trustee, Montgomery


3:50        Adjourn


Embassy Suites Hoover Hotel
2960 John Hawkins Parkway
Birmingham, AL 36561 United States

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(205) 985-9994