Annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar 2018

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Live on Site: Friday, March 23 / 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?

Gather together with your colleagues and hear bankruptcy judges and top bankruptcy practitioners cover some of the most fundamental areas of bankruptcy practice in Virginia, including:

  • Recent bankruptcy case law in Virginia, the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Secured creditor issues
  • Issues that arise in Chapter 7 cases, including exemptions, exclusions, disclosure, and the debtor’s discharge
  • Litigating contested matters in consumer cases
  • Hot topics in Chapter 13, including the new Chapter 13 plans
  • Ethics

Cosponsored with the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

Join Virginia CLE® and the Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law Section for their annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, 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 Case Law Update
Karen M. Crowley, Ken M. Misken

A review of recent bankruptcy case law in Virginia, the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
10:00 Break
10:15 Secured Creditor Topics
Michael T. Freeman, Jeremy B. Root, Sharon C. Stuart

A discussion of secured creditor issues, including lien stripping, perfection, reaffirmation agreements, mortgages, and more.

11:15 Chapter 7 Issues
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Deanna H. Hathaway, Janet M. Meiburger

The panel will discuss current case law and practice tips in a wide range of issues that arise in Chapter 7 cases, including exemptions, exclusions, disclosure, and the debtor’s discharge.

12:15 Lunch buffet
1:15 Litigating Contested Matters in Consumer Cases
Hon. Brian F. Kenney, Amanda E. DeBerry, Rachel A. Greenleaf

What evidence should be presented?  How do you prepare your witness or authenticate those documents?  These and other issues will be presented from both the debtor and creditor perspective.
2:30 Break
2:45 Hot Topics in Chapter 13
Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, Marcelo R. Michel, Jason B. Shorter

The speakers will focus on the new Chapter 13 plans in the Eastern and Western Districts and other current Chapter 13 issues and case law.
3:45 Ethics Panel
Angela M. Scolforo, Madeline A. Trainor

A review of hypothetical fact patterns to highlight key ethical issues facing bankruptcy practitioners.
4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond
Hon. Brian F. Kenney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Hon. Klinette H. Kindred, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Karen M. Crowley, Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan, P.C. / Norfolk
Amanda E. DeBerry, Boleman Law Firm, P.C. / Richmond
Michael T. Freeman, Samuel I. White, PC / Richmond
Rachel A. Greenleaf, Hirschler Fleischer, P.C. / Richmond
Deanna H. Hathaway, Hathaway Adair, P.C. / Richmond
Janet M. Meiburger, The Meiburger Law Firm, P.C. / McLean
Marcelo R. Michel, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee / Alexandria 
Kenneth M. Misken, Miles & Stockbridge / Tysons
Jeremy B. Root, Blankingship & Keith, P.C. / Fairfax 
Angela M. Scolforo, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Herbert L. Beskin / Charlottesville
Jason B. Shorter, Office of Chapter 13 Trustee Christopher Micale / Roanoke
Sharon C. Stuart, Stuart Law Firm, LLC / Richmond
Madeline A. Trainor, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP / Alexandria

MODERATOR

Sarah Beckett Boehm, McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond

Locations, Dates and Fees

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

$265* regular registration (without printed materials).
$295 regular registration plus printed materials.
$250* VSB Bankruptcy Law Section member (without printed materials).
$280 VSB Bankruptcy Law Section member plus printed materials.
$310 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 23
Waterford at Fair Oaks (Venue Website / Google Map)
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
(703) 352-3200


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Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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