Bankruptcy Law Update

November 17, 2017

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

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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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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 WEBCASTClick Here and follow the on screen instructions.

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To pay by credit card, select a registration option below:

$349 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - Registration after 12:00 p.m. the day before the seminar Registration
At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If time permits, you will receive a link for downloading the seminar materials before the seminar.
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.

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet

8:20        Welcome
Morning Presider: Daisy M. Holder, Attorney at Law, Birmingham

8:30        Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy Cases
Judge Henry A. Callaway (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama
Jeremy McIntire, Alabama State Bar, Montgomery
Sabrina L. McKinney, Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office, Montgomery

9:30        Security Clearance Issues for Debtors in Bankruptcy
Judge Clifton R. Jessup Jr. (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Ronald C. Sykstus & Bradford W. Botes, Bond Botes Sykstus Tanner & Ezzell PC, Huntsville

10:00     Networking and Refreshment Break

10:10     Lien Issues

  • Liens That Survive a Discharge
  • Lien Stripping

Judge James J. Robinson (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
David L. Jones, Jones Milwee & Cameron LLC, Guntersville
Robert C. Keller, Russo White & Keller PC, Birmingham

10:40     Recent Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy
Judge D. Sims Crawford (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Judge William H. Brown (ret.), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Tennessee

11:40     Lunch on your own

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

12:40     New Chapter 13 Plan Issues
Judge Jennifer H. Henderson (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Jeffery J. Hartley, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse PC, Mobile
Charles M. Ingrum Jr., Ingrum Rice and Parr LLC, Opelika
Diane C. Murray, Sirote & Permutt PC, Birmingham

1:40        Networking and Refreshment Break

1:50        Rules Changes for Secured Lenders

  • Proof of Claims Rules Changes
  • Procedural Aspects
  • National Chapter 13 Plan from the Creditor’s Perspective
  • Timelines and Deadlines

Judge Jerry Oldshue (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama
Stephen L. Klimjack, Attorney at Law, Mobile
Michael A. Harrison, Key Greer Harrison & Casey, Birmingham
Donald Wright, Sirote & Permutt PC, Birmingham

2:50        Student Loans

  • Treatment in Chapter 13 Plan
  • Other Issues

Judge William R. Sawyer (moderator), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama
Robert A. Morgan, Rosen Harwood PA, Tuscaloosa
Jamie Wilson, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Alabama, Mobile
Joshua C. Snable, Snable Law Firm LLC, Birmingham

3:50        Adjourn