Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Skills Training Set to Take Place in January and June

Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Skills Training Set to Take Place in January and June

Contact: John Hartgen
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January 8, 2009, Alexandria, Va. The Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Skills Training programs on Jan. 28 and June 4, 2009, will provide Georgia practitioners and bankruptcy professionals the tools necessary to hone their consumer bankruptcy litigation skills. The American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Metro-Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group are sponsoring this interactive program with two one-day training seminars, which will fulfill all the annual CLE requirements for Georgia practitioners. The programming will be led by a faculty of prominent regional bankruptcy judges, as well as experienced consumer practitioners.

The upcoming Jan. 28 seminar will focus on trial preparation and courtroom skills with the following sessions:

  • “Discovery Practices Lecture with Examples,” with panelists Michael F. Holbein of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Amy Alcoke Quackenboss of Hunton & Williams LLP and Allen Paul Rosenfeld of Ellenberg, Ogier, Rothschild & Rosenfeld, PC.
  • “Discovery/Trial Ethics,” featuring Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel (N.D. Ga.) and Hon. James D. Walker, Jr. (M.D. Ga.).
  • “Testimony and Evidence Lecture with Examples,” with panelists Mark M. Maloney of King & Spalding LLP and Thomas J. Salerno of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP (Phoenix).

Additionally, three break-out sessions will be led by one judge and two attorneys. Groups will use the same problem and focus points to work through discovery, ethics, testimony and evidence issues. The first session will feature Hon. Mary Grace Diehl (N. D. Ga.), Edward J. Coleman, III of Surrett & Coleman PA (Augusta, Ga.) and Albert F. Nasuti of Thompson, O’Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, PC (Norcross, Ga.). The second session will include Hon. C. Ray Mullins (N.D. Ga.), Chapter 13 Trustee Camille Hope (Macon, Ga.) and Brian Michael Shockley of Clark & Washington, PC. The final session will feature Hon. James E. Massey (N.D. Ga.), Brian R. Cahn of Perrotta, Cahn & Prieto, P.C. (Cartersville, Ga.) and Denise Dotson of Jones & Walden, LLC.

Further details about the June 4 seminar will be available at later date. For more information about the Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Skills Training, please visit


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,700 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit