April 20, 2007
Bankruptcy Law Institute - May 3 & 4
~ written by Yvette A. Cox
The annual Institute’s line-up for topics and speakers this year will address all areas of the bankruptcy practice and all perspectives—the view from the bench, the creditors’ perspective, the debtor’s perspective and updates on procedures and protocols.
In addition to updates on decisions, practice and procedure under the Bankruptcy Code, including the Bankruptcy Abuse, Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, BLI will provide presentations on professionalism, ethics and substance abuse to fulfill CLE requirements. Attendance on both days of the Institute will result in 12.25 CLE credit hours.
The program on Thursday includes Chief Judge Steven W. Rhodes (Eastern District, Michigan) and Christal L. Caudill discussing asset and non-disclosure in Chapter 7 schedules; the case law update by Justin W. Ristau; a discussion of alternative remedies by William B. Logan and Richard K. Stovall; and a discussion of individual Chapter 11 cases by Susan L. Rhiel, Larry J. McClatchey and Adam J. Biehl.
Helen Mac Murray will discuss the Ohio Homebuyers’ Protection Act; Nora E. Jones will provide guidelines for dealing with claims of the State of Ohio. Geoffrey Peters, William Bradshaw, Elisa Worthington and Pamela Maggied will provide a panel discussion on post-BAPCPA consumer practice. Robert J. Sidman will address issues for the bankruptcy practitioner under Ohio’s new Code of Professional Conduct.
Judges Donald E. Calhoun, Jr., Charles M. Caldwell, John E. Hoffman, Jr. and the C. Kathryn Preston will start Friday’s presentations with a panel discussion of trial practice before the Bankruptcy Court, a perspective from the bench; Judges Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. and the Lawrence S. Walter will discuss courtroom technology for bankruptcy practitioners and the Judges Jeffrey P. Hopkins and John E. Hoffman, Jr. will discuss courtroom decorum and professionalism.
Friday afternoon’s program consists of breakout groups for consumer and commercial topics. Topics including audits, means testing, the consumer v. the commercial case, §707(b) issues, U.S. Trustee issues and Chapter 13 issues will highlight the consumer breakout sessions led by Karen E. Hamilton, Michael A. Cox, Judith M. McInturff, John F. Cannizzaro, W. Mark Jump and John W. Kennedy.
The commercial breakout sessions will include a discussion of post-BAPCPA Chapter 11 practice and issues presented by Joseph M. Witalec, Nick V. Cavalieri, Frederick R. Reed and Adam J. Biehl.
At the conclusion of the afternoon breakout sessions, Richard L. Call will discuss pre-discharge personal financial management education and post-discharge credit reports. BLI will conclude with a discussion by Dennis B. Ehrie on substance abuse.
To reserve your space for this year’s Bankruptcy Law Institute visit www.cbalaw.org or telephone 614/221-4112 (No. 3602) to register. Registration cost for both days: member $295 prepaid/$305 day of; non-member $345 prepaid/$355 day of; paralegal $195 prepaid/$205 day of. Alternatively, you may register for Thursday or Friday only for the following rates: member $195 prepaid/ $205 day of; non-member $225 prepaid/$235 day of; paralegal $125 prepaid/$135 day of. Lunch is on your own for both days of this seminar.