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Approved for 13.5 CLE credits in LA, TX, and MS (incl. Ethics & Professionalism)

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:35 AM - Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:30 PM

Name Time
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Check-in7:35 AM - 8:35 AM
Opening Remarks8:35 AM - 8:45 AM
Recent Developments: Circuit and Other Decisions of Note; Recent Legislation Overview8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Discharge and Dischargeability - Recent Decisions (Including Taggart and its Effects)10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Developments in Chapter 13 - National Mortgage Litigation, Mortgage Claims Issues and Analysis; Issues to Expect Upon Adoption of Conduit Mortgage Payments (if Courts That Haven’t, Do)11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Meet the New Judges - Judge Kolwe Interviews Judge Wheelis (Western District) and Judge Grabill (Eastern District)11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Lunch12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Consumer Break-Out Session 1A - Trends in Chapter 13; National Issues—National Chapter 13 Case Law Update1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Consumer Break-Out Session 1B - Commercial and Chapter 11 Issues and Developments1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Difficult to Administer Assets in Chapter 7 - Marijuana Assets, Foreign Assets; Cryptocurrency; Entangled Debtor/Non-Debtor Estates; and Assets Tainted With Environmental Liabilities.2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Professionalism – From Bar to Bench - Our Newest Judges and Their Views About Professionalism After Changing From Bar to Bench3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Presumptions; Evidentiary Issues - 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 proffers4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Wine and Food Reception: Hosted by Louis M. Phillips and Kelly Hart5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019
Check-in8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Breakfast With the Court(s) - Lawyers Mix with Judges in an Informal Breakfast Setting with Talking Points and Fielding of Questions; Focus on New Western District Local Rules8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Recent Developments: Circuit and Other Decisions of Note9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ethics: Social Media, Technology Requirements for Practicing Attorneys - Best Practices (e.g., What About Including in Retention Agreements Limits Upon Client Involvement on Social Media??)10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Report from the Office of the United States Trustee On Prior Year’s Work in Louisiana and Region 511:30 AM - 12:15 PM
LUNCH (provided)12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Bankruptcy Appeals and Review Options (Including Best Appellate Practices, How to Get Interlocutory Rulings Reviewed, Emergency Review Options)1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Consumer Breakout Session 2B -More Commercial Issues; Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019; Releases Under Plans in Fifth Circuit (Does Zacarias v. Stanford International Bank Ltd. Create a Basis for Non-Consensual Releases?)2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Consumer Breakout Session 2A -Trends in Chapter 13 - National Issues—National Chapter 13 Case Law Update; Effect of HAVEN Act2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Judges’ Panel3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
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General Information

Conference Materials

PDF materials will be available for download approximately one week before the conference, or you may opt to pay for a bound, hard copy of the materials during registration which will be available for pick-up at check-in. Instructions on how to download PDF materials will be sent to you via email before the conference. Because neither internet access nor electrical outlets are guaranteed, we suggest that you either print or save the PDF materials to your mobile device, and fully charge your batteries before the conference.

Walk-in registrations will receive instructions to download the PDF materials and will not have an option to purchase hard-copy materials at the conference. Please be prepared with a mobile device and data plan in case there is no Wi-Fi at the venue.

You may not make changes to your materials selection within one calendar week of the opening date of the conference.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in our office in writing (by email, fax or mail) no later than one calendar week before the opening date of the conference to receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Requests may be emailed to or faxed to (225) 578-5842.

Additional Information

Special accommodations for accessibility or dietary restrictions/allergie
Indicate your accommodations request during registration or email with your requests or questions. Please submit such requests at least one calendar week in advance of the conference.

Video and audio recording are prohibited. Selected portions of this conference will be rebroadcast or available on-demand after the conference.

Lod Cook Alumni Center and Hotel

3848 W. Lakeshore Drive
Noland/Laborde Ballroom
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
United States

Overnight Accommodations

To reserve a room at The Lod Cook Alumni Center, click below and use Group Code 191016LSUL  or call 225-383-2665 and mention "LSU CLE/Bankruptcy Seminar" Book by September 20, 2019.

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