University of Texas School of Law
3rd Annual
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice
Galveston Jun 28-29, 2007 Moody Gardens
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UT Law CLE

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Program Features
Join leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners throughout the nation for the 2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference. Program highlights include a review of the major national and Fifth Circuit cases that have come down this year; and presentations on key legal, practice and management issues facing consumer bankruptcy practitioners.  The conference also features a Friday morning Breakfast with the Judiciary session, as well as extensive opportunities to speak with Texas bankruptcy judges in an informal setting. 

UT Law CLE

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

7/19/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning, June 28, 2007

Presiding Officer:
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

8:00 am
Registration opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:15 am
Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.25 hrs
0.50 hr ethics

Consumer Bankruptcy Case Law Update

A review of the major national and Fifth Circuit cases issued in the last year, along with highlights of all significaant cases issued by bankruptcy courts, including significant Texas decisions.

Jean Braucher, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law - Tucson, AZ
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

9:45 am

0.75 hr

Cars and Car Claims—One Year Later

This session discusses how the new treatment of claims secured by automobiles is playing out in the courts and with the car industry.

Michael V. Baumer, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Lawrence J. Fallon, Semperian/GMAC - Roseville, MN

10:30 am
Break

Break

10:45 am

0.50 hr

News from the 5th Circuit

Hon. Jerry E. Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - Houston, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for Bankruptcy Attorneys

Spot FDCPA violations in your bankruptcy case files.

Ahmad Keshavarz, The Law Offices Of Ahmad Keshavarz - Brooklyn, NY

11:45 am

0.50 hr

Texas Real Property Foreclosure and Eviction Law

Texas mortgage foreclosure and landlord/tenant law.

Thursday Afternoon, June 28, 2007

Presiding Officer:
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

12:15 pm
Pick up box lunch included in registration form

12:30 pm

0.50 hr

Chapter 13: What Works and What Doesn't — What Do the Numbers Show

An examination and analysis of Chapter 13 filings and results pre- and post-BAPCPA. The session closes by comparing US practices and results with European approaches to payment plans.

Jason Kilborn, The John Marshall Law School - Chicago, IL

1:45 pm

0.75 hr

Exemptions

Exemption - the debtors' fresh start or the creditor's recovery.

Marjorie Payne Britt, Debt Relief Lawyers - Houston, TX
Michael J. Durrschmidt, Hirsch & Westheimer - Houston, TX

2:30 pm

0.75 hr ethics

The Truth About Schedule J and Reaffirmation Agreements

The truth about Schedule J—How much reality is really there? What ethical duties (and statutory duties) does the lawyer have to make Schedule J truthful v. workable?

Billy G. Baca, Lawrence Baca & Donohue - Houston, TX
St. Clair Newbern III, Attorney at Law - Fort Worth, TX
Thomas D. Powers, Harris Finley & Bogle - Fort Worth, TX

3:15 pm
Break

Break

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Claim and Claim Transfer Disputes

• Claims objections and Prima Facie Validity: Are technical objections proper?
• Should a creditor have to prove it owns a claim it files? How?
• Setting aside an order disallowing claims: What are the standards

Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX
Mark Stromberg, Stromberg & Associates - Dallas, TX

4:00 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Some Do's and Don'ts in the Practice of Bankruptcy

The panel, drawn from the chambers of Judge Bohm, will present vignettes demonstrating practice tips and highlighting ethical issues.

Hon. Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Technology and Filing: Does Your Program Meet Code?

Representatives from three leading bankruptcy software companies discuss how their respective programs handle the compliance and tough filing issues post-BABCA and how such software improves accuracy and efficiency.

Susan Berry, Best Case Solutions - Evanston, IL
Moderator:
John J. Durkay, Mehaffy Weber, P.C. - Beaumont, TX
Charles A. Fielder III, LegalPRO Systems Inc. - San Antonio, TX
Doug Stone, LexisNexis

5:15 pm
Adjourn

Adjourn

Friday Morning, June 29, 2007

Presiding Officer:
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

8:30 am

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Breakfast Breakout Sessions With the Judiciary

Hon. Craig Gargotta, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Bill Parker, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX

9:30 am
Break

Break

9:45 am

0.75 hr

Special Issues With the Means Test

A selection of recent Texas and National cases covering developments under the Means Test.

Rick Carter, Carter & James PLLC - Houston, TX
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Timothy W. O'Neal, United States Department of Justice, US Trustee - Tyler, TX

10:30 am

0.50 hr

Counseling Chapter 13 Versus Chapter 7

What duties does the lawyer have to make the client face reality? What should be done about a client that badly needs a lawyer, but that doesn't have the funds to pay a lawyer up front?

Hon. Wesley W. Steen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

11:00 am
Break

Break

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Bankruptcy Appeals

A discussion and analysis of what case to appeal and how best to do so.

Behrooz P. Vida, Attorney at Law - Bedford, TX

11:45 am

0.50 hr

Educational and Student Loans in Bankruptcy: Administrative Options

An exploration of administrative options for relief from the U.S. Department of Education and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

John Dismukes, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation - Round Rock, TX
Judy A. Robbins, Office Of US Attorney-Sdtx - Houston, TX

Friday Afternoon, June 29, 2007

Presiding Officer:
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

1:15 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Law Clerks and Bankruptcy Practice

What do they do? How important are they, who is really making the decisions, anyway?

Karl Daniel Burrer, Haynes And Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
Robert P. Colwell, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Ted Cundick, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX
Susan Womble, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX

2:00 pm

0.50 hr

What's Happening at the U.S. Trustees Office?

Discussion of ongoing efforts to implement the provisions of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, including the provisions dealing with credit counseling, personal financial management instruction courses, and audits.

Henry G. Hobbs Jr., Assistant U.S. Trustee - Austin, TX
William T. Neary, United States Trustee, Region 6 & 11 - Dallas, TX

2:30 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Serial Filers and the Automatic Stay

This session will discuss the automatic stay in repeat filings, including related attorney client issues.

Edgar J. Borrego, Tanzy & Borrego - El Paso, TX
June A. Mann, Mann & Stevens, P.C. - Houston, TX

3:15 pm
Adjourn

Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Billy G. Baca
Lawrence Baca & Donohue
Houston, TX
Michael V. Baumer
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Susan Berry
Best Case Solutions
Evanston, IL
Hon. Jeff Bohm
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Edgar J. Borrego
Tanzy & Borrego
El Paso, TX
Jean Braucher
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, AZ
Marjorie Payne Britt
Debt Relief Lawyers
Houston, TX
Karl Daniel Burrer
Haynes And Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
Rick Carter
Carter & James PLLC
Houston, TX
Robert P. Colwell
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Ted Cundick
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Tyler, TX
John Dismukes
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
Round Rock, TX
John J. Durkay
Mehaffy Weber, P.C.
Beaumont, TX
Michael J. Durrschmidt
Hirsch & Westheimer
Houston, TX
Lawrence J. Fallon
Semperian/GMAC
Roseville, MN
Charles A. Fielder III
LegalPRO Systems Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Craig Gargotta
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Henry G. Hobbs Jr.
Assistant U.S. Trustee
Austin, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Ahmad Keshavarz
The Law Offices Of Ahmad Keshavarz
Brooklyn, NY
Jason Kilborn
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, IL
June A. Mann
Mann & Stevens, P.C.
Houston, TX
William T. Neary
United States Trustee, Region 6 & 11
Dallas, TX
St. Clair Newbern III
Attorney at Law
Fort Worth, TX
Timothy W. O'Neal
United States Department of Justice, US Trustee
Tyler, TX
Hon. Bill Parker
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Tyler, TX
Thomas D. Powers
Harris Finley & Bogle
Fort Worth, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX
Judy A. Robbins
Office Of US Attorney-Sdtx
Houston, TX
Hon. Jerry E. Smith
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Houston, TX
Hon. Wesley W. Steen
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Doug Stone
LexisNexis
Mark Stromberg
Stromberg & Associates
Dallas, TX
Behrooz P. Vida
Attorney at Law
Bedford, TX
Susan Womble
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Planning Committee

Hon. Marvin Isgur—Co-Chair
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale—Co-Chair
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
John Crawford Akard
Lubbock, TX
A. Mechele Dickerson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
John J. Durkay
Mehaffy Weber, P.C.
Beaumont, TX
Michael J Esposito
University Of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Arthur R. Eureste
Law Offices of Arturo R. Eureste
Houston, TX
Deborah Backus Langehennig
Chapter 13 Trustee
Austin, TX
R. Chris Naylor
Devlin, Naylor & Turbyfill, P.L.L.C.
Houston, TX
Steve P. Turner
McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore
Austin, TX
Behrooz P. Vida
Attorney at Law
Bedford, TX

UT Law CLE

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.50 hrs  |  3.75 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Bankruptcy Law
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

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Key Dates

Galveston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Jun 20, 2007
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jun 22, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jun 25, 2007
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hotel / Venue

Galveston

Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX
888.388.8484 (reservations)

Accommodations

$164.00 good through Jun 13, 2007

UT Law CLE

2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

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