36th Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice 2021

MCLE Credits: 5.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Friday, September 10, 8:55 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 5.0 (Ethics: 1.0) 
Live-Interactive Credit: 5.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 5.0 Bankruptcy Practice, 1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Registration Fee: $259
See also: Live-on-Site Option 


Why Attend?

  • Hear expert analysis on the year’s most relevant and timely bankruptcy topics, and get updates on the important decisions rendered during the past year
  • Earn 5.0 MCLE credits, including 1.0 hour of Ethics, all at one exceptional seminar, taught by judges and leading bankruptcy practitioners
  • Enjoy the presentations virtually in the comfort of your home or office
  • Ask your questions and get answers from the judges and leading practitioners on the faculty

This is the region’s Premier Advanced Bankruptcy Law Program. For attorneys unable to attend the full program in person at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, these webcast/phone options offer 5.0 hours of MCLE live-interactive content from the program.

Although we are not taking any more registrations for the full, two-day, in-person live program at the Boar's Head Resort in Charlottesville, you still may register to attend the first 5 hours of the program on Friday virtually, via live-interactive webcast or telephone. These sessions run from 8:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can register using the "Register" pull-down menu on this webpage.


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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

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

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.

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COURSE SCHEDULE (September 10) (Eastern Time)

8:55 Announcements and Introductions
9:00 Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law
Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly, Veronica D. Brown-Moseley, Esq.

This panel will cover the most important recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the District and Bankruptcy Courts within the Fourth Circuit that are likely to influence the practice of both commercial and consumer bankruptcy law.

10:20 Break
10:35 Ethics: Choosing the Right Chapter and Duties and Documents Necessary When Representing Consumer and Small Business Debtors
Karen M. Crowley, Esq., David Cox, Esq.

This panel will discuss the ethical obligations and the importance of the factual investigation and legal analysis you should conduct to protect yourself and your client prior to filing a bankruptcy case for your client.  The panel will consider methods to ensure counsel is paid and appropriate ethical considerations on the choice of chapter.
11:35 Can Debtors Go Back to the Future in Bankruptcy?
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Jennifer M. McLemore, Esq., Nisha R. Patel, Esq.

This panel will discuss the appropriate uses and limitations on nunc pro tunc relief, including as a result of the Supreme Court’s Acevedo decision, and explore opportunities for parties to avoid foreclosures or evictions in commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases. 
12:35 Lunch Break
1:30 Hot Topics Panel
Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn, Richard C. Maxwell, Esq., Brandy M. Rapp, Esq.

The panel will address a number of complex legal issues that have been the subject of recent decisions arising out of commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases, including, among others, the Supreme Court’s decision in City of Chicago v. Fulton and the fallout of such decision, the “snapshot rule” for determining exemptions, a variety of subchapter V issues, and other hot topics.
3:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.



Hon. Rebecca B. Connelly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia / Harrisonburg
Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Richmond
Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina / Greensboro, NC
Veronica D. Brown-Moseley, Esq., Boleman Law Firm, PC / Richmond
David Cox, Esq.,Cox Law Group, PLLC / Lynchburg
Karen M. Crowley, Esq., Crowley Law Firm / Norfolk
Richard C. Maxwell, Esq., Woods Rogers PLC / Roanoke
Jennifer M. McLemore, Esq., Williams Mullen / Richmond
Nisha R. Patel, Esq., Dunlap Law / Richmond
Brandy M. Rapp, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. / Roanoke

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