The Bankruptcy Code is 40 Years Old and We Are Still Learning!

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

In 2005, Congress overhauled the bankruptcy laws. Included in the changes is a law requiring all bankruptcy filers to get credit counseling before they can file a bankruptcy case -- and additional counseling on budgeting and debt management before their debts can be wiped out. Want to learn more about the code and changes ... REGISTER NOW!!
Registration Fees, Cancellations and Refunds

•        Advance Registration ..... $320
•        After March 29 ..... $345
•        AM Webcast (Sessions – 8:30 a.m.-noon) ..... $160
•        PM Webcast (Afternoon Sessions – 1:30-4:45 p.m.) ..... $160

(The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.)

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. Printed seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than March 29. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after March 29.

CLE Credits: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics. Bankruptcy Law Specialization Credit Pending...
For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137 



Jan M. Hayden

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans

Laura F. Ashley

Jones Walker • New Orleans


8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m. – (1 credit)
New Judges and Old Judges in New Spots: Are Local Practices Changing and How?
William E. Steffes • The Steffes Firm • Baton Rouge
Paul D. Stewart, Jr. • Stewart Robbins & Brown • Baton Rouge

9:30-10:30 a.m. – (1 credit; Ethics)
Watching from the Bench and Hoping You Avoid the Pitfalls!
Hon. Clifton R. Jessup, Jr. • U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Northern District of Alabama • Decatur, AL

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.-noon – (1.25 credit)
From Petition Date to Effective Date … Getting a Chapter 11 Plan Filed, Confirmed and Consummated
Lisa M. Hedrick • Adams and Reese • New Orleans
Lacey E. Rochester • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
Bankruptcy Law Section Annual Meeting – (Open to Section Members Only; Lunch Sponsored by Section)

1:30-2:30 p.m. – (1 credit)
Everybody Wants a Discharge … What Is It and How to Make Sure You Don’t Lose It in Your Chapter 7 or 11!
Eric J. Derbes • The Derbes Law Firm • Metairie
Rick M. Shelby • Kelly Hart & Pitre • New Orleans

2:30-3:30 p.m. – (1 credit)
Healthcare Bankruptcies: What Happens When It Is The Healthcare Provider Who Is Sick?
Elizabeth J. Futrell • Jones Walker • New Orleans
Cherie D. Nobles • Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn and Manthey • New Orleans

3:30-3:45 p.m.

3:45-4:45 p.m. – (1 credit)
Helping Both the Debtor and the Creditor Successfully Navigate the Bankruptcy Maze
Mary M. Taylor • Ponchartrain Law Center • New Orleans
Stephen D. Wheelis • Wheelis & Rozanski • Alexandria

Those who plan and teach LSBA seminar are volunteers. Their generous contributions of time, talent and energy make this and every LSBA seminar a success. We deeply appreciate their work.

The LSBA continues to encourage all its members to participate in the preparation and presentation of LSBA CLE programs.

* Please contact the LSBA CLE Dept. if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this program. The LSBA is committed to enduring full accessibility for all registrants. *
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