Bankruptcy Law Update

November 16, 2018

Embassy Suites Hoover Hotel, 2960 John Hawkins Parkway, 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 the 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 code 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.

The Schedule

8:20        Welcome

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

8:30        Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy Cases

Moderator: Judge William R. Sawyer, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama
James Thomas Corbett, U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Birmingham
Robert A. Morgan, Rosen Harwood PA, Tuscaloosa
Professor Gary Sullivan, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

9:30        Identifying Plaintiffs’ Causes of Action and Judicial Estoppel

Judge D. Sims Crawford, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Steven L. Nicholas (President of Alabama Association for Justice) Cunningham Bounds LLC, Mobile

10:15     Networking and Refreshment Break

10:25     Alabama Bankruptcy Court: District Update

Northern District: Joe Bulgarella, Clerk of Court
Middle District: Juan-Carlos Guerrero, Clerk of Court
Southern District: Andrea Redmon, Clerk of Court

10:40     Legislative Update:  What’s Going On in Washington

Moderator: Judge Clifton R. Jessup Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Samuel J. Gerdano, American Bankruptcy Institute, Washington DC

11:40     Lunch on your own

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

12:40     Practice Pointers from the Judges

Moderator: Judge Jennifer H. Henderson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Judge James J. Robinson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Judge Clifton R. Jessup Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Judge Henry A. Callaway, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama
Judge Bess Creswell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama   

1:40        Networking and Refreshment Break

1:50        Issues Regarding Mortgage Claims

(includes Plan Provisions, Filing Claims, Notices of Payment Changes and/or Fees, Expenses or Charges, Resolution of Final Cure Notices and Responses)

Moderator: Judge Jerry C. Oldshue, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District
S. Scott Allums, S. Scott Allums PC, Bessemer
Sabrina L. McKinney, Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office, Montgomery
Diane C. Murray, Sirote & Permutt PC, Birmingham     

2:50        Debtors’ Duties, Nondischargeability and Objections to Discharge

Moderator: Jeffery J. Hartley, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse, Mobile
Kathryn L. Bettis, Wilson Bettis LLC, Tuscaloosa
Tazewell T. Shepard III, Sparkman Shepard & Morris PC, Huntsville
Lawrence B. Voit, Silver Voit & Thompson, Mobile

3:50        Adjourn