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2017 Consumer Bankruptcy eConference

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners.
 
2017 highlights include: 
  • Analyze updates on consumer bankruptcy cases from the Fifth Circuit with Hon. Marvin IsgurHon. Brenda T. RhoadesHon. Craig A. Gargotta, and Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez.
  • Employ practical tips on what to do when things go wrong, with Oops! Fixing Errors in Pleadings, Scheduled, Plans, Prior Testimony, Proposed Orders, and Entered Orders and Filling Out the Mortgage Proof of Claim Form.
  • Determine what's on the minds of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Trustees through candid discussions among the trustees.
  • Review the nuances of Client Relationships, including how to best create, manage, and divorce relationships with clients.
  • Learn how to keep your costs down and ethics up with Unauthorized Practice of Law: How Much Can Your Paralegal Do?
  • Examine the “Snapshot Rule” in the newest installment of the Smackdown: Exempt Property is Forever Yours??? with Hon. Marvin Isgur and Hon. Russell F. Nelms.
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Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 2.75 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Bankruptcy Law | Consumer Law | Bankruptcy Law | Consumer Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$525  

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1. Case Law Review (Part I) (Aug 2017)

Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

1.25 0.00 0.00 1.25  

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Audio (mp3) 75 mins
Paper (pdf) 44 pgs
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 1 — 75 mins, credit 1.25

Session 1:

Case Law Review (Part I) (Aug 2017)

Get an update on Fifth Circuit consumer bankruptcy cases from the past year.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX

2. Filling Out the Mortgage Proof of Claim Form (Aug 2017)

Jeffrey M. Fleming, Hon. Craig A. Gargotta

0.75 0.50 0.00 0.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 2 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 2:

Filling Out the Mortgage Proof of Claim Form (Aug 2017)

Demystify the 410 Proof of Claim form and 410A Mortgage Attachment, while exploring how mortgage services calculate and input pre-petition mortgage arrears in the forms. Learn what information can be helpful when completing the debtor-filed Proofs of Claim.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Jeffrey M. Fleming, Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, LLP - Addison, TX
Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX

3. Surrender Issues and Vesting Issues (Aug 2017)

Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, Joshua P. Searcy

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 3 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Surrender Issues and Vesting Issues (Aug 2017)

Hear an overview of debtor and creditor problems that can arise when surrendering homes and cars, including foreclosures, repossessions, and automatic stays.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX
Joshua P. Searcy, Searcy & Searcy PC - Longview, TX

4. Judicial and Non-Judicial Options for Student Loans (Aug 2017)

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, Layla D. Milligan, Dawn Whalen Theiss

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 4 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Judicial and Non-Judicial Options for Student Loans (Aug 2017)

Even with the high bar for showing undue hardship, there may be some options for your client. Review important student loan cases, and gain helpful and practical information regarding the various programs available for student loan borrowers. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Layla D. Milligan, Office of Deborah B. Langehennig, Chapter 13 Trustee - Austin, TX
Dawn Whalen Theiss, U.S. Department of Justice - Dallas, TX

5. Client Relationships: Ethical Considerations for Conflicts, Divorces of Clients, Divorces from Clients, and Other Convivial Client Issues (Aug 2017)

Hon. Ronald B. King, Théda W. Page, Brendon Singh

0.75 0.75 0.00 0.75 | 0.75 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 5 — 40 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 5:

Client Relationships: Ethical Considerations for Conflicts, Divorces of Clients, Divorces from Clients, and Other Convivial Client Issues (Aug 2017)

Get practical guidance for creating and maintaining attorney-client relationships. Learn how to discern ethical issues and conflicts of interest within those relationships, while identifying circumstances where termination of representation is necessary. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Ronald B. King, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Théda W. Page, The Page Law Firm - Frisco, TX
Brendon Singh, Corral Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX

6. Interview with a District Judge (Aug 2017)

Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. George C. Hanks Jr.

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins

SESSION 6 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 6:

Interview with a District Judge (Aug 2017)

Hear a district judge's perspective on bankruptcy issues and practice before the federal bench.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. George C. Hanks Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Galveston, TX

7. Cash Collateral Issues in Chapter 13 Cases and Small Chapter 11 Cases (Aug 2017)

Nicholas Inman, Mayur M. Patel, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 3 pgs

SESSION 7 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Cash Collateral Issues in Chapter 13 Cases and Small Chapter 11 Cases (Aug 2017)

Learn how to handle and use rent and related proceeds from property in the possession of the debtor.  

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Nicholas Inman, Allmand Law Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
Mayur M. Patel, Guzman Law Firm - Houston, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

8. Redeem, Reaffirm, or Surrender (Aug 2017)

Yolanda Gutierrez, Stephen G. Wilcox

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 99 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 8 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Redeem, Reaffirm, or Surrender (Aug 2017)

Explore the facts about post-petition financing and the debtor’s options with regard to secured claims.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Yolanda Gutierrez, Keeling Law Firm - Houston, TX
Stephen G. Wilcox, Wilcox Law PLLC - Arlington, TX

9. ​The Importance of Evidence (Aug 2017)

Hon. David R. Jones, Susan Tran

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 35 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 9 — 35 mins, credit 0.50

Session 9:

​The Importance of Evidence (Aug 2017)

The rules of evidence play an important role in the consumer bankruptcy process. Review how the rules apply to the introduction of key documents, objections to introduction, and how the rules may assist you in overcoming objections.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Susan Tran, Corral Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX

10. United States Trustee Perspective (Aug 2017)

Henry G. Hobbs Jr.

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 10 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

United States Trustee Perspective (Aug 2017)

Gather news, notes, and the latest, from filing trends to debtor audits to criminal referrals to mortgage servicer settlements. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Henry G. Hobbs Jr., Office of the U.S. Trustee, U.S. Department of Justice - Austin, TX

11. Chapter 13 Trustee Panel (Aug 2017)

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, Pamela A. Bassel, Carey D. Ebert, William E. Heitkamp, Gary Norwood

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 48 pgs

SESSION 11 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 11:

Chapter 13 Trustee Panel (Aug 2017)

Come hear the latest! Learn what is on Chapter 13 Trustees' minds.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Pamela A. Bassel, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee - Fort Worth, TX
Carey D. Ebert, Chapter 13 Trustee - Plano, TX
William E. Heitkamp, Chapter 13 Trustee - Houston, TX
Gary Norwood, Chapter 13 Trustee - Midland, TX

12. Breakfast Breakout Sessions with the Judiciary and Chapter 13 Trustees (Aug 2017)

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 41 mins

SESSION 12 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 12:

Breakfast Breakout Sessions with the Judiciary and Chapter 13 Trustees (Aug 2017)

Judges and trustees from each of Texas's four judicial districts and two from Louisiana meet with attendees and moderate discussion on problems of local concern.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

13. Case Law Review (Part II) (Aug 2017)

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 56 mins

SESSION 13 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 13:

Case Law Review (Part II) (Aug 2017)

Listen to a continued discussion of relevant Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and bankruptcy cases affecting consumer practice. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

14. Frost and its Effects (Aug 2017)

Hon. Marvin Isgur, Rodney Tow, Behrooz P. Vida

0.75 0.50 0.00 0.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 14 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 14:

Frost and its Effects (Aug 2017)

Review important tips and information on how to keep those important exemptions in place. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Rodney Tow, Rodney Tow PLLC - Texas City, TX
Behrooz P. Vida, The Vida Law Firm - Bedford, TX

15. Unauthorized Practice of Law: How Much Can Your Paralegal Do? (Aug 2017)

Mark A. Castillo, Hon. Douglas D. Dodd

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 15 — 27 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 15:

Unauthorized Practice of Law: How Much Can Your Paralegal Do? (Aug 2017)

Learn how to keep your costs down and your ethics up by exploring topics such as proper delegation, what constitutes legal advice, and attorneys' roles in supervising affiliated paralegals.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Mark A. Castillo, Curtis | Castillo PC - Dallas, TX
Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

16. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Jeopardy (Aug 2017)

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, Catherine Stone Curtis, Christopher J. Moser, Ron Satija, John Dee Spicer

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Slides (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 16 — 59 mins, credit 1.00

Session 16:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Jeopardy (Aug 2017)

Hear a panel of experienced Chapter 7 Trustees, with participation from the audience, work through some hard issues. The session takes the form of a game, but gives real tips on how to keep your clients from real jeopardy.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Catherine Stone Curtis, Stone Curtis PLLC - McAllen, TX
Christopher J. Moser, Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Ron Satija, Hajjar Peters LLP - Austin, TX
John Dee Spicer, Cavazos, Hendricks, Poirot & Smitham, P.C. - Dallas, TX

17. Oops! Fixing Errors in Pleadings, Schedules, Plans, Prior Testimony, Proposed Orders, and Entered Orders (Aug 2017)

Diane S. Barron, Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 17 — 29 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 17:

Oops! Fixing Errors in Pleadings, Schedules, Plans, Prior Testimony, Proposed Orders, and Entered Orders (Aug 2017)

Gain insight on how to correct mistakes made by a debtor and/or their attorney, and helpful tips to avoid them in the first place.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Diane S. Barron, Barron & Barron LLP - Plano, TX
Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX

18. Smackdown: Exempt Property is Forever Yours??? (Aug 2017)

Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Russell F. Nelms

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 18 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 18:

Smackdown: Exempt Property is Forever Yours??? (Aug 2017)

Tackle the “Snapshot Rule” and explore whether exemptions cause property to leave the estate or whether they insulate property of the estate from creditors’ claims in the latest installment of the popular Smackdown series.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Russell F. Nelms, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX