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Friday, June 5

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Sponsored by Steinberg Shapiro & Clark

8:30-8:40 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Charles D. Bullock, Program Chair

Stevenson & Bullock PLC; Southfield, Mich.

8:40-9:40 a.m.

Hot Topics and the Latest and Greatest: Supreme Court and Lower Court Case Law Update

Paul R. Hage

Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss; Southfield, Mich.

Hon. David S. Kennedy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Bankruptcy Crimes

Carroll L. Andre, III

U.S. Attorney’s Office; Memphis

Sean M. Haynes

Office of the U.S. Trustee, Memphis

Hon. Jennie D. Latta

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

In the News: Same-Sex Marriage, Student Loan and Marijuana Cases

Featuring Students from the Memphis University Duberstein Moot Court Team

Hon. Paulette J. Delk

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

Brad Reasonover

Student, University of Memphis; Memphis

Ross Smith

Student, University of Memphis; Memphis

12:10-1:10 p.m.

Working Lunch

Sponsored by Stevenson & Bullock PLC in recognition of the Hon. David S. Kennedy Bankruptcy Achievement Award, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis

Trustees’ Roundtable: How to Please Your Trustee (Chapters 7 and 13)

Bettye S. Bedwell

Bedwell Law Firm Inc.; Memphis

Sylvia F. Brown

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; Memphis

Selene D. Maddox

Maddox Law Office; Tupelo, Miss.

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Ethical Considerations in Chapter Choice

Hon. Thomas H. Fulton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Ky.); Louisville

Hon. Jennie D. Latta

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:50-3:50 p.m.

Judicial and Collateral Estoppel

James E. Bailey

Butler Snow LLP; Memphis

Mark Shapiro

Steinberg Shapiro & Clark; Southfield, MI

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Judges’ Panel: A View from the Bench

Hon. James L. Croom

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Jackson

Hon. Paulette J. Delk

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

Hon. George W. Emerson, Jr.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

Hon. Thomas H. Fulton

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Ky.); Louisville

Hon. David S. Kennedy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

Hon. Jennie D. Latta

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

Judicial Chair

Hon. James L. Croom

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

Program Chair

Charles D. Bullock

Stevenson & Bullock PLC; Southfield, Mich.

Advisory Board

Hon. Paulette J. Delk

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.)

Adam M. Langley

Butler Snow LLP; Memphis

Hon. Jennie D. Latta

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tenn.); Memphis

Richard H. Thomson

Thomson Bankruptcy, LLC

Robert B. Vandiver, Jr.

Robert B. Vandiver, Jr., Attorney at Law; Jackson, Tenn.

Conference Information

Location

The conference will be held at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, located on the campus of the University of Memphis, 330 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152-6481. Parking is available on-site and will be complimentary to all attendees.

Continuing Education Credit

7 hours of general CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8 hours of general CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 7 hours, of which 1 hour will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 8 credit hours, of which 1 hour of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 8 hours of CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge in insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

 

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800, or send an e-mail to adonohue@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 15, 2015. No refunds will be granted after May 15, but substitutions will be allowed. After May 15, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

2015 Memphis Consumer Bankruptcy Conference Sponsors

Butler Snow LLP

 

Steinberg Shapiro & Clark

 

Stevenson & Bullock PLC

Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(postmarked by 5/15/15)
Regular
(after 5/15/15)

ABI Member
$195
$245
Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member
$195
$195
New ABI Member*
$300
$350
Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. New ABI Member*
$290
$290

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $295 value!

Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.