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Bankruptcy Law Update

November 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Embassy Suites (Hoover) Hotel, Birmingham

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. 



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,  Click Here and follow the on screen instructions.



$329 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR – includes handout materials in ELECTRONIC FORMAT
Save money by printing the materials yourself. 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the written materials.



$379 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR – includes handout materials in PRINTED FORMAT
At the seminar you will receive a binder of the printed materials.


To alternatively 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.



8:20       Welcome
Morning Presider:
Judge Tamara O. Mitchell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama


 8:30        Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy Cases

  • Withdrawing from Representing Debtors in Bankruptcy
  • Fee Sharing
  • Signature Requirements on Amendments to Schedules
  • Chapter 7 Attorney Retainer Agreements for Pre and Post Petition Services
  • Conflicts: Representation of Individual and Business; AP Representation of Debtor

Professor Gary Sullivan, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa (moderator)
Judge Roman Shaul, Alabama State Bar, Montgomery
Gail Donaldson, Bond Botes Shinn & Donaldson PC, Montgomery
Sabrina L. McKinney, Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office, Montgomery


9:30        Chapter 13: Dispelling Misconceptions and Showing Successful Results

Bradford W. Caraway, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Birmingham
David Cottingham, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Tuscaloosa
Linda Gore, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Gadsden
Michelle T. Hatcher, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Decatur
Sabrina L. McKinney, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Montgomery


10:00     Networking and Refreshment Break


10:10     Selected Recent Consumer Cases of Interest

Judge Jennifer H. Henderson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Judge Jerry C. Oldshue, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama
Judge James J. Robinson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Judge William R. Sawyer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama


11:10     Bankruptcy Crimes

Judge Clifton R. Jessup Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama (moderator)
Lee R. Benton, Benton & Centeno LLP, Birmingham
James Thomas Corbett, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Birmingham
Lloyd Chandler Peeples III, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama


11:55     Lunch on your own 

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


1:00        Debtor Issues

  • Means Test
  • Motions to Reopen
  • Late Filed Proofs of Claim

Judge Henry A. Callaway, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama (moderator)
Mac Halcomb, Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Birmingham
Lisa Milner Hancock, Attorney at Law, Guntersville
Daisy M. Holder, Attorney at Law, Birmingham
Robert J. Landry III, Staff Attorney for U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Anniston


2:00        Networking and Refreshment Break


2:10        Helpful Hints from the Alabama Chapter 7 and 13 Trustees

Judge Tamara O. Mitchell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Scott Allums, S. Scott Allums PC, Bessemer
Mary Frances Fallaw, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Chapter 13, Birmingham
Robert A. Morgan, Rosen Harwood PA, Tuscaloosa


3:10        Mortgage Defaults and Rule 3002.1 Issues

Judge D. Sims Crawford, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Amy Tanner, Bond Botes Sykstus Tanner & Ezzell PC, Huntsville
Donald M. Wright, Sirote & Permutt PC, Birmingham      


3:55       Adjourn


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

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(205) 985-9994