Getting to Success: Chapter 13s in the Eastern and Western Districts of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Live on Site: Friday, March 18 / Fairfax
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.5 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
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Why Attend?

Bankruptcy Judges, Chapter 13 Trustees, a current Court Administrator, the Office of the U.S. Trustee, and top practitioners from across Virginia will help you understand, prepare for, file, and get to confirmation of Chapter 13s in both the Eastern and Western Districts, United States Bankruptcy Courts for Virginia. Topics covered include:

  • Ethics
  • The Means Test
  • Meeting expectations on both sides of the representation
  • Post-petition creditor issues
  • What to expect in the Eastern and Western Districts—what is different, and what is the same
  • Litigation in Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Trustee and court administration issues (new forms as of December 1, 2015, and abuse of the bankruptcy process)

Cosponsored with the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

Join Virginia CLE® and the Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law Section for an informative program that addresses some of the most fundamental areas of bankruptcy practice in Virginia. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with their peers and discuss strategies, practice tips, and other hot topics with bankruptcy judges, as well as with some of the most highly regarded bankruptcy practitioners in the state.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 Registration
8:30 Ethics in Chapter 13
Hon. Rebecca Connelly, Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Daniel M. Press
9:30 The Means Test — Its Importance in the Whole Scheme of Things
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, Marcelo Michel, Angela M. Scolforo, Steven B. Ramsdell
10:30 Break
10:45 Success — What Does It Look Like?  Clients Meeting Attorneys’ Expectations and Attorneys Meeting Clients’ Expectations 
Hon. Robert G. Mayer, John P. Goetz, Hannah W. Hutman
12:00 Lunch (provided at live program only)
1:00 Post-Petition — Creditor Issues: Motions for Relief from Stay; Objections to Confirmation; Cases Where Debtors Surrender Real Property; Objections to Claims
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, H. David Cox, Johnie R. Muncy
2:00 What to Expect in the Eastern and Western Districts — How to Do Chapter 13 Right for All Locations — What Are the Red Flags Trustees and Judges Look for?
Hon. Rebecca Connelly, Hon. Robert G. Mayer, Herbert L. Beskin, Thomas P. Gorman
3:00 Break
3:15 How to Litigate a “Contested Matter” — Trials, Motions for Relief from Stay, Objections to Claims; Objections to Confirmation; Burden of Proof, Witness Testimony
Hon. Brian F. Kenney, Hon. Frank J. Santoro, Madeline A. Trainor
4:15 U.S. Trustee Issues — New Forms, Abuse of the Bankruptcy Process
Joseph A. Guzinski, Bradley Jones, James W. Reynolds
4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Rebecca Connelly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Harrisonburg
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Richmond
Hon. Brian F. Kenney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Alexandria
Hon. Robert G. Mayer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Alexandria
Hon. Keith L. Phillips, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Richmond
Hon. Frank J. Santoro, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Norfolk
Herbert L. Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee / Charlottesville
H. David Cox, Cox Law Group / Lynchburg
John P. Goetz, John Goetz Law, PLC / Warrenton
Thomas P. Gorman, Chapter 13 Trustee / Alexandria
Joseph A. Guzinski, Office of the U.S. Trustee / Alexandria
Hannah W. Hutman, Hoover Penrod, PLC / Harrisonburg
Bradley Jones, Office of the U.S. Trustee / Alexandria
Marcelo Michel, Andrews Law Firm / Alexandria
Johnie R. Muncy, Samuel I. White, P.C. / Virginia Beach
Daniel M. Press, Chung & Press, P.C. / McLean
Steven B. Ramsdell, Tyler, Bartl, Ramsdell & Counts, P.L.C. / Alexandria
James W. Reynolds, U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Alexandria
Angela M.  Scolforo, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee / Charlottesville
Madeline A. Trainor, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP / Alexandria

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch included)
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$255* regular registration (without printed materials).
$285 regular registration plus printed materials.
$240* VSB Bankruptcy Law Section member (without printed materials).
$270 VSB Bankruptcy Law Section member plus printed materials.
$300 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Fairfax / Friday, March 18
Waterford at Fair Oaks (Venue Website / Google Map)
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
(703) 352-3200


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