March 26, 2010
The CLE Institute season at the Columbus Bar concludes in April with two heavy hitters: Probate Law Institute on April 20 and the Bankruptcy Law Institute, April 29-30.
This year's Probate Law Institute welcomes back Franklin County Probate Judge Eric Brown to kick off the day with an update from the bench. Expert institute faculty will present on other related topics such as case law, post mortem FLP issues, the application of civil procedure in probate court, carryover basis, and the considerations of twenty-first century family planning related to cryopreservation and other topics of genetic disposition. Approval is pending from the Supreme Court of Ohio for 6.0 CLE hours including 1.0 hour professionalism for this seminar.
The Bankruptcy Law Institute will be Thursday and Friday, April 29-30, for a total of 12.0 CLE hours including one hour each of Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse. Ethics will be presented by Judge John E. Hoffman Jr., Judge Guy R. Humphrey and Judge Charles M. Caldwell – all from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Professionalism will be presented by Judge Thomas J. Tucker from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge C. Kathryn Preston from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio and William B. Logan Jr., Luper Neidenthal & Logan. The substance abuse topic of gambling will be presented by Arnie Wexler, a national speaker and foremost expert in the area of compulsive gambling.
Back by popular demand, Judge Keith M. Lundin from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and Henry E. Hildebrand III, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of Tennessee, will provide a Chapter 13 update. Other topics to be covered include a local case law update, presented by John W. Kennedy from the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee and James A. Coutinho; tax issues and discharge indebtedness, presented by G. Gregory Arenstein and Terrence Grady; fraudulent transfers, presented by Frederick Ransier III and David Whittaker; and mortgage loan issues by Christopher Spiroff, Phyllis Ulrich, Joseph Beyer and moderator W. Mark Jump.
Judge Richard A. Frye and Judge John P. Bessey, Common Pleas Court, will present on State Court alternatives. J. Matthew Fisher, Yvette A. Cox, and Michael J. Barren will join in a panel discussion on business reorganization with Pamela Arndt Rice from the Office of the United States Trustee serving as moderator.
Organizer for the Probate Institute is Jane Higgins Marx and for the Bankruptcy Institute, Amy Bostic. For more information on the Probate Law and Bankruptcy Law institutes and other CLE seminars, visit www.cbalaw.org/cle or call us at 614/221.4112.