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2019 Consumer Bankruptcy eConference

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal 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.
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Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 3.00 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Bankruptcy Law | Consumer Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2020

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$525  

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1. Case Summaries, Part I (Aug 2019)

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

1.00 0.25 0.00 1.00 | 0.25 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 64 mins
Paper (pdf) 53 pgs

SESSION 1 — 64 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics

Session 1:

Case Summaries, Part I (Aug 2019)

Discuss relevant circuit, district, and bankruptcy court decisions focusing on consumer cases from the past year. Examine substantive changes in the case law and discuss cases interpreting bankruptcy rules affecting consumer practice.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX

2. Determining Eligibility for a Chapter 13 Discharge (Aug 2019)

Mark B. French

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Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 2 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Determining Eligibility for a Chapter 13 Discharge (Aug 2019)

What options do you have when the Plan Payments are finished and you determine that your client is not eligible for a discharge? Explore why you might want to file a case even though you know your client is not eligible for a discharge.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Mark B. French, Law Office of Mark B. French - Bedford, TX

3. Prosecuting and Defending Exceptions to Discharge  (Aug 2019)

Diane S. Barron, Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman

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Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 3 — 27 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 3:

Prosecuting and Defending Exceptions to Discharge  (Aug 2019)

Review the burden of proof and elements required to discharge debt and defend dischargeability complaints under Section 523 and Section 727.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Diane S. Barron, Barron & Barron LLP - Plano, TX
Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

4. When the Debtor Defaults on a Plan (Aug 2019)

Marcos D. Oliva, Cristina Rodriguez

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Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (xlsx)
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 4 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

When the Debtor Defaults on a Plan (Aug 2019)

Survey the options to overcome Default on a Plan, including Motions to Dismiss, Modifications, Hardship Discharges, and other alternatives.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Marcos D. Oliva, Oliva Law - McAllen, TX
Cristina Rodriguez, Keeling Law Firm - Houston, TX

5. Beast of Burden (Aug 2019)

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, Emma Persson

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Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 5 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Beast of Burden (Aug 2019)

Take a closer look at burdens of proof, production, and presumptions in the Bankruptcy Code. Also, discuss the role of evidence in bankruptcy, including direct and cross-examination and the effective use of proffers.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Emma Persson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

6. Seeking and Objecting to Creditors' Attorneys Fees (Aug 2019)

Mark A. Castillo, Lindsay D. Steele

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Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 6 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Seeking and Objecting to Creditors' Attorneys Fees (Aug 2019)

How do you get a bankruptcy lawyer to smile for a picture? Just say “Fees!" Review the standards for fee approvals and ensuring a proper prove up and objection.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Mark A. Castillo, Curtis | Castillo PC - Dallas, TX
Lindsay D. Steele, Steele Law Firm, PLLC - Fort Worth, TX

7. Chapter 13 Trustee Panel (Aug 2019)

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, Pamela A. Bassel, Carey D. Ebert, William E. Heitkamp, Ray Hendren

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs
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SESSION 7 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Chapter 13 Trustee Panel (Aug 2019)

The Chapter 13 world is always changing. Come hear the latest from your Texas trustees.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 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
Ray Hendren, Chapter 13 Trustee - Waco, TX

8. Accounting for Lawyers (Aug 2019)

Hon. Marvin Isgur

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 8 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Accounting for Lawyers (Aug 2019)

Bankruptcy without numbers is like pizza without cheese. Get a brief primer in balance sheets, income statements, and amortization schedules.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

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

9. Important Old Cases (Aug 2019)

Chris Manuel López, Hon. Edward L. Morris, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 9 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

Important Old Cases (Aug 2019)

Review old(er) cases of fundamental and/or practical significance that should be kept in every bankruptcy attorney's toolbox.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Chris Manuel López, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Houston, TX
Hon. Edward L. Morris, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

10. Data Mining: Uses and Abuses in Bankruptcy Cases (Aug 2019)

Michael V. Baumer, Behrooz P. Vida

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 10 — 42 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 10:

Data Mining: Uses and Abuses in Bankruptcy Cases (Aug 2019)

Explore how information gathered from social media and other technology platforms can complicate a bankruptcy case.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Michael V. Baumer, Law Office of Michael Baumer - Austin, TX
Behrooz P. Vida, The Vida Law Firm - Bedford, TX

11. Case Summaries, Part II (Aug 2019)

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Kiran Vakamudi

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Audio (mp3) 56 mins

SESSION 11 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics

Session 11:

Case Summaries, Part II (Aug 2019)

Continue the discussion of relevant circuit, district, and bankruptcy court decisions focusing on consumer cases from the past year, and examine substantive changes in the case law and discuss cases interpreting bankruptcy rules affecting consumer practice.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

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
Kiran Vakamudi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

12. When You Really, Really Mess Up: Some Practical Ideas for Fixing, or at Least Mitigating, Common Bankruptcy Practitioner Errors (Aug 2019)

Théda W. Page, Stephen G. Wilcox

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 34 pgs
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 12 — 29 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 12:

When You Really, Really Mess Up: Some Practical Ideas for Fixing, or at Least Mitigating, Common Bankruptcy Practitioner Errors (Aug 2019)

Everyone makes mistakes: how you deal with them can mean the difference between fixing them and malpractice. A debtor’s attorney and creditor’s attorney discuss common mistakes and how to cure or mitigate the damage they can cause.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Théda W. Page, The Page Law Firm - Frisco, TX
Stephen G. Wilcox, Wilcox Law PLLC - Arlington, TX

13. Red Flags Everywhere!: Chapter 7 Trustee Panel (Aug 2019)

Hon. Edward L. Morris, Christopher R. Murray, Jose C. Rodriguez, Daniel J. "Corky" Sherman, Mark A. Weisbart

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Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 13 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 13:

Red Flags Everywhere!: Chapter 7 Trustee Panel (Aug 2019)

Hear Chapter 7 trustees from each Texas district discuss some of the red flags you may encounter in family, small business, exemption, creditor meeting, and intangible property cases. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Edward L. Morris, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Christopher R. Murray, Jones Murray & Beatty LLP - Houston, TX
Jose C. Rodriguez, Chapter 7 Trustee - San Antonio, TX
Daniel J. "Corky" Sherman, Sherman & Yaquinto - Dallas, TX
Mark A. Weisbart, Law Office of Mark A. Weisbart - Dallas, TX

14. Dirt for Debt (Aug 2019)

Marquise Bryant, Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 14 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 14:

Dirt for Debt (Aug 2019)

Get information on the process of transferring real property Pre- and Post-Confirmation in a Chapter 13 case.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Marquise Bryant, Attorney at Law - Houston, TX
Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

15. Returning Repossessed Property and Retaining Creditor Abandoned Property (Aug 2019)

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, Brendon Singh

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Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 15 — 28 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 15:

Returning Repossessed Property and Retaining Creditor Abandoned Property (Aug 2019)

The Bankruptcy Code authorizes abandonment of property that is burdensome or of inconsequential value to the estate; and Chapter 13 Plans may surrender property.  Lawyers and their clients (both debtors and creditors) must plan for the disposition of real or personal property leaving the debtor's control or the bankruptcy estate for these and other reasons, including stay relief and the court's refusal to approve a reaffirmation agreement.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Brendon Singh, Corral Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX

16. Judge Jones on Evidence (Aug 2019)

Hon. David R. Jones

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Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 16 — 41 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 16:

Judge Jones on Evidence (Aug 2019)

The rules of evidence play an important role in the consumer bankruptcy process, most notably in the treatment of mortgage-related documents. Review how the rules apply to the introduction of these documents, objections to their introduction, and how the rules may assist you in overcoming objections.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

17. Just How Far can Bankruptcy Pre-Planning Go?: Husky and Beyond (Aug 2019)

Christy Lingafelter Heimer, Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

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Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 17 — 29 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 17:

Just How Far can Bankruptcy Pre-Planning Go?: Husky and Beyond (Aug 2019)

Join a robust discussion of how much is too much. Hear best practices for pre-bankruptcy planning and review cases that have interpreted Husky, and walk away well-prepared to avoid any pitfalls that may come your way. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Christy Lingafelter Heimer, Heimer Law Offices P.C. - Austin, TX
Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX

18. Open Forum Judicial Panel (Aug 2019)

Michael V. Baumer, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Chris Manuel López, Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

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Audio (mp3) 64 mins

SESSION 18 — 64 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics

Session 18:

Open Forum Judicial Panel (Aug 2019)

Hear a panel of seasoned judges respond to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Michael V. Baumer, Law Office of Michael Baumer - Austin, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Chris Manuel López, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Houston, TX
Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX