2019, 2019 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

NO CLE - Bankruptcy Basics: From Filing to Discharge & Beyond

Are you interested in hearing a succinct primer on bankruptcy law and some of the basic structures of this discipline? If so, this panel of bankruptcy professionals will deliver what you need and will whet your appetite to become a full-fledged bankruptcy practitioner. Overview - Bankruptcy in pictures: Types of Debt, Bankruptcy Terminology, Relief from Stay, Trustees, Discharge of Debts. 101: The Parties, The Code Organization, Goals, The Estate, Automatic Stay, Discharge.

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NO CLE - Consumer Tax Issues in Bankruptcy

Preparing for Success: Managing Tax Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy. The panel will discuss common tax issues arising in consumer bankruptcy cases, with a focus on tax claims, the consequences of when a bankruptcy petition is filed, consequences of chapter selection, handling tax claims in bankruptcy and common discharge issues. Learning Objectives:A Attendees will be able to identify numerous tax issues to be considered before and after a consumer bankruptcy petition has been filed.Attendees will have the benefit of viewpoints offered by a U.S.

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NO CLE - How Safe Are Safe Harbors?

Developed for experienced bankruptcy practitioners, this webinar examines the Supreme Court's February 2018 decision in FTI Consulting v. Merit Management and the questions it has raised about what kinds of securities payments, trades, and M&A activity are still protected by the Bankruptcy Code's so-called "safe harbors" in the event of a bankruptcy filing.

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NO CLE - Jevic Revisited - Are Structured Dismissals Dead?

In Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a bankruptcy court cannot approve a structured dismissal that provides for distributions outside the ordinary priority rules without the affected creditor's consent. This panel will discuss the survival of structured dismissals and class skipping settlements after Jevic. The panel will address how courts around the country have handled theses issues following the 2017 Jevic decision.

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NO CLE - LLCs in Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

Given the popularity of the Limited Liability Company as a business organization, in recent years insolvency professionals are encountering LLC's more than ever. This is a trend that we expect to continue. This program provide online learners with a review of the major issues that arise in such cases from the debtor's, the trustees' and the creditors' standpoints. This webinar is useful for those without deep bankruptcy experience who want to keep abreast of developments in this fast-paced area, as well as experienced bankruptcy practitioners.

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NO CLE - Tactics & Strategies in Modern Bankruptcy Litigation

This webinar will discuss: Consent after Wellness, retention of jurisdiction, stays pending appeal, transfer of venue, structured dismissal, jury demands, court-appointed experts, and withdrawal of the reference. These perplexing concepts are all tools in your strategic tool belt. This fast-paced webinar will consider these tools and others from the perspective of when and whether to raise them. What are the risks and benefits of raising them? You will hear highly experienced practitioners and a seasoned bankruptcy judge discuss and debate these points.

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NO CLE - Navigating Legal Ethics for the Social Media Bankruptcy Influencer

Social media platforms are everywhere. It has grown into an essential marketing tool for lawyers, who unlike many other working professionals, are bound by strict ethical codes of conduct when it comes to marketing and communicating with non-lawyers. This panel will focus on how attorneys can successfully navigate the minefields of social networking to grow their business while still adhering to the new California Rules of Professional Conduct.

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NO CLE - Sanctions and Contempt: Sources and Limits of Bankruptcy Court Authority to Remedy Misconduct

Two sitting judges and a professor of bankruptcy law will offer an overview on the sources of authority for the issuance of sanctions and holding persons or entities in contempt, the nature of the remedies available, applicable standards and the appropriate procedures. The discussion will cover sanctions available under various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and the Bankruptcy Rules, including Rule 9011, failure to make discovery and bankruptcy court authority to discipline counsel.

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NO CLE - Current Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation

This program will include discussion of a series of issues that arise in adversary proceedings. They will include Merchant Cash Advance Chapter 5 litigation; trustees attempted 10 year IRS statute of limitations use in section 544 actions; license issues on contested sales (Lubrizol); jurisdiction in international cases). This program is designed for lawyers with beginner level experience in adversary proceedings.

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