University of Texas School of Law
2005
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice
Galveston Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2005 Moody Gardens
Conference Concluded
Video Replay: Austin Aug 18-19, 2005 Eidman Courtroom
Conference Concluded
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UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Program Features
Join leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners throughout the state and nation for the 2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice conference. This year's conference includes extensive discussion of the new consumer bankruptcy rules, including a special presentation by Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff. The focus is practical and informative, with top practitioners presenting their solutions to typical problems encountered in the consumer bankruptcy area.

UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

12/10/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Galveston: John C. Akard, Lubbock, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Galveston Only

Hot Texas Topics

An overview of controversies concerning political contributions and the avoidance powers, tithing and discharge under §523(a)(8), unfair discrimination, and much more.

David B. Young, McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Galveston Only

Dischargeability of Taxes: Part I

Noted author and authority, Morgan D. King, explains in simple yet comprehensive terms what kinds of taxes can be erased, when they can be erased, and how they can be erased in Chapter 7 and 13—this session also covers common issues and traps for the unwary.

Morgan D. King, Law Offices of Morgan D. King - Dublin, CA

10:30 am

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

Dischargeability of Taxes: Part II

This panel continues the discussion of the dischargeability of taxes with an emphasis on common problems, solutions and practices.

Morgan D. King, Law Offices of Morgan D. King - Dublin, CA
E.P. Bud Kirk, Attorney at Law - El Paso, TX
Portia N. Rose, Houston, TX

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Galveston Only

Exemptions: What May You Keep While Serving Your Time in Debtors’ Prison?

The session will cover exemptions in general with a focus on recent cases and issues.

Ronald Hornberger, Plunkett & Gibson, Inc. - San Antonio, TX
Behrooz P. Vida, The Vida Law Firm, PLLC - Bedford, TX

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Galveston: John C. Akard, Lubbock, TX

1:30 pm

0.82 hr

Galveston Only

Small Business Bankruptcy Issues

Business debtor’s reporting and accounting requirements, eligibility, cash collateral, valuing a sole proprietorship, “transforming” the business entity and other related issues.

Janet S. Casciato-Northrup, Houston, TX
William E. Heitkamp, Houston, TX

2:20 pm

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

Saving Chapter 13: Law, Economy and Strategies

Solving inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in Chapter 13 Procedures. A review of the new, proposed Southern District Rules and Forms.

Hon. Marvin Isgur, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
John Ernest Smith, Attorney at Law - Houston, TX
Walter B. Thurmond, Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Tra - Houston, TX

3:35 pm

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

What Should I Do If…A Discussion of Issues with Not So Simple Answers

A panel discussion of issues that arise in a consumer bankruptcy practice that may not always have an easy answer, or that may involve serious ethical considerations and/or conflicts.

Marlow R. Preston, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Michael P. Ridulfo, Brown McCarroll, LLP - Houston, TX
Rosemary J. Zyne, Dallas, TX

4:35 pm

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

The Bankruptcy Reform Act: Now That It’s Here, What Do We Do with It?

A look at some of the biggest changes in consumer bankruptcy practice resulting from the Reform Act—with suggestions for how to deal with them.

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District - Chicago, IL

Friday Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Galveston: J. Michael Sutherland, Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal - Dallas, TX

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Galveston Only

Managing Your Practice for Profit

Dinorah Gonzalez, Malaise & Daivs, P.C. - Houston, TX
Marlow R. Preston, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

9:15 am

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

Avoiding Evidentiary Pitfalls in Bankruptcy Litigation

This program will highlight various evidentiary issues including making a record, judicial notice, business records and opinion testimony to increase your chances of a successful outcome in litigation.

Hon. Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Los Angeles, CA

10:30 am

0.50 hr

Galveston Only

Marital Bliss or Not in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy treatment of (1) collection of support; (2) marital liabilities; (3) marital liens; and (4) conflicts of interest in spousal representation.

Frank R. Monroe, US Bankruptcy Court - Austin, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Galveston Only

The Nonfiling Spouse

When you can get two for the price of one, why would a spouse not file? Oh, I see. His/her stuff is “separate” (maybe).

R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr., R. Byrn Bass, Jr. - Lubbock, TX

11:45 am

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

Box Lunch Presentation: Bankruptcy Ethics

Follow the law or follow the judge? How much representation is enough?

John C. Akard, Lubbock, TX
David W. Barry, Houston, TX
Nancy B. Rapoport, University Of Houston Law Ctr - Houston, TX

Friday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Galveston: J. Michael Sutherland, Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal - Dallas, TX

1:15 pm

0.75 hr

Galveston Only

Disposable Income

The U.S. Trustee’s review of cases for civil enforcement issues.

Mary Frances Durham, United States Department Of Justice - Dallas, TX
Albert Loftus, Office of the U.S. Trustee - Dallas, TX
David G. Peake, Houston, TX

2:00 pm

1.00 hr

Galveston Only

How Will the New Consumer Bankruptcy Rules Work in Practice

In the closing panel, bankruptcy judges and practitioners discuss how they see the new bankruptcy rules play out in their courts. Q&A encouraged—questions will be solicited throughout the conference.

Hon. Marvin Isgur, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Marlow R. Preston, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Gerrit M. Pronske, Pronske & Patel, P.C. - Dallas, TX
J. Michael Sutherland, Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal - Dallas, TX
Behrooz P. Vida, The Vida Law Firm, PLLC - Bedford, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Faculty

Conference Faculty

John C. Akard
Lubbock, TX
David W. Barry
Houston, TX
R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr.
R. Byrn Bass, Jr.
Lubbock, TX
Janet S. Casciato-Northrup
Houston, TX
Mary Frances Durham
United States Department Of Justice
Dallas, TX
Dinorah Gonzalez
Malaise & Daivs, P.C.
Houston, TX
William E. Heitkamp
Houston, TX
Ronald Hornberger
Plunkett & Gibson, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Morgan D. King
Law Offices of Morgan D. King
Dublin, CA
E.P. Bud Kirk
Attorney at Law
El Paso, TX
Albert Loftus
Office of the U.S. Trustee
Dallas, TX
Frank R. Monroe
US Bankruptcy Court
Austin, TX
David G. Peake
Houston, TX
Marlow R. Preston
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Gerrit M. Pronske
Pronske & Patel, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Nancy B. Rapoport
University Of Houston Law Ctr
Houston, TX
Michael P. Ridulfo
Brown McCarroll, LLP
Houston, TX
Portia N. Rose
Houston, TX
Hon. Barry Russell
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Los Angeles, CA
John Ernest Smith
Attorney at Law
Houston, TX
J. Michael Sutherland
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal
Dallas, TX
Walter B. Thurmond
Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin & Tra
Houston, TX
Behrooz P. Vida
The Vida Law Firm, PLLC
Bedford, TX
Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District
Chicago, IL
David B. Young
McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore
Austin, TX
Rosemary J. Zyne
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

John C. Akard—Co-Chair
Lubbock, TX
J. Michael Sutherland—Co-Chair
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal
Dallas, TX
Ronald Hornberger
Plunkett & Gibson, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Hon. Ronald B. King
U S Bankruptcy Court, Western District o
San Antonio, TX
Marlow R. Preston
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Michael P. Ridulfo
Brown McCarroll, LLP
Houston, TX
John Ernest Smith
Attorney at Law
Houston, TX
Behrooz P. Vida
The Vida Law Firm, PLLC
Bedford, TX
Rosemary J. Zyne
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.50 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.50 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Key Dates

Galveston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Jun 22, 2005
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jun 24, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jun 27, 2005
    $50 processing fee applied

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Dec 31, 1970
    Add $-295 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 10, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 12, 2005
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hotel / Venue

Galveston

Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX
888.388.8484 (reservations)


Austin

Eidman Courtroom

727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX


UT Law CLE

2005 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

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