Practice and Procedure

Detecting Lies: Strategies for Exposing a Deceitful Witness

Poker players look for tells. Polygraphs measure physiological indicators. Movies suggest that there is some magic to looking somebody in the eye. In court, though, judges and lawyers are left to their own devices to determine whether a witness is lying. A clinical psychologist and a former attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will join experienced trial lawyers and judges to discuss lying and the limits of detecting lying, including verbal and nonverbal cues that aid in assessing the credibility of statements.

$25.00
$25.00

“Shark Tank”!

Do some provisions of the Bankruptcy Code seem so out of date and maddening that you want to call your congressional representatives? Our panel of “sharks” will evaluate pitches for legislation to remedy nagging issues in the Code, including implementing restrictions on the appointment of creditors’ committees in chapter 11 cases, tax exemptions for asset sales under § 363, increasing statutory compensation for trustees, the creation of bankruptcy appellate panels in every circuit, and the elimination of debt limits for chapter 13. Come see whether any ideas make the cut!

$25.00
$25.00

National Form Plan and New Rules

This panel will survey how districts around the region are addressing the implementation of the National Form Plan and/or the adoption of an Opt-Out Plan, and will discuss procedures for approving the opt-out plan, new rules, potential challenges and software issues.

$25.00
$25.00

Business Development: How to Win Friends and Influence People

This panel will discuss how young professionals can grow their practices, maintain contacts, improve their reputations and bring in business.

$25.00
$25.00

Don’t Just Go Through the Motions: Effective Motions Practice in Bankruptcy Court and Trial Advocacy Tips

This session will discuss motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, plus discovery and evidentiary motions, and tips on how to use motions practice to your advantage in adversary proceedings and contested matters.

$25.00
$25.00

Unshackled: Musings of Retired Bankruptcy Judges

In retirement, the shackles of judgeships are removed. This panel of retired bankruptcy judges can and will speak freely of their experiences both on and off the bench during their respective tenures, along with their unique analyses and perspectives on current bankruptcy practice.

$25.00
$25.00

Litigation Toward Settlement: Questions and Strategies in Bankruptcy Litigation

Often the hardest part about bankruptcy litigation is making the decision to take it on in the first place, considering the time, expense, available resources and anticipated benefit to the estate and its constituents. Many bankruptcy attorneys often divorce litigation from the business goals of the client, resulting in disproportionately high fees, disappointed clients and unpaid professionals. Too little time and effort is undertaken before and during the early stages of litigation to consider the foregoing and client objectives.

$25.00
$25.00

Appealing Positions: Everything You Need to Know about Appeals

This panel will explore the nuts and bolts of bankruptcy appeals, taking into account the needs of one’s clients, examining the do’s and don’ts for an effective appeal, discussing the differences of appealing to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel versus electing to proceed before the district court, the limits of appellate jurisdiction over interlocutory appeals, and addressing strategies for a successful appeal.

$25.00
$25.00

Judges’ Roundtable (No CLE)

Featuring the Judges of the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference

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