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Conference Sessions

Thursday, July 4

Presiding Officer:  Gregory A. Burrell, NACTT Vice President, Program Chair, and Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

9:30 - 10:30

Appreciated Values: What are the appellate and bankruptcy courts saying now?

  1. Detailed Speaking Outline
  2. Vesting Approaches Chart

 

11:00 - 12:00

How Hard to Squeeze Debtors? Getting the best results for creditors while balancing benefits to debtors

  1. Detailed Speaking Outline                 
  2. Getting the Best Results for Creditors While Balancing Benefits to Debtors – Select Resources:  History and Purpose of the Bankruptcy Code   
  3. Duties of the Chapter 13 Trustee    
  4. The Credit Industry    
  5. Balancing the Fresh Start with Creditor Interests   
  6. Ethical Considerations for Attorneys    
  7. Upwardly Mobile: An Analysis of the Telecommunications Deduction Line on the Means Test By Kara Gendron  
  8. Active Cases vs. Total Disbursements to Unsecured Creditors Chart  
  9. Active Cases vs. Average Disbursement to Unsecureds Per Case   

 

1:30 – 2:30

Breakout 1: A Focus on Mortgage Issues

  1. Detailed Speaking Outline
  2. Loss Mitigation Options by Investor and Insurer

 

Breakout 2: Evaluating Tax Returns and Other Financial Documents

  1. Detailed Speaking Outline

 

3:00 - 4:00 

Breakout 1:   Properly Applying Insurance Proceeds from Wrecked Vehicles and Other Postpetition Recoveries During the Plan

  1. Speaking Outline
  2. Tips for Debtors’ and Creditors’ Attorneys
  3. Johns v. James and Santander Order on Reconsideration
  4. Trustee’s Policy Regarding Insurance Proceeds
  5. W.D. Louisiana Standing Order Regarding Insurance Proceeds Constituting Cash Collateral   
  6. Chapter 13 Trustees Common Practices and Answers on Properly Applying Insurance Proceeds from Wrecked Vehicles and Other Post petition Recoveries During the Plan

 

Breakout 2:  Arbitration Issues and Bankruptcy

  1. Detailed Speaking Outline
  2. The Uneasy Relationship Between Arbitration and Bankruptcy by Honorable Michelle Harner (Used with expressed permission.)
  3. PDF of PowerPoint Presentation

 

4:05 - 5:05

Breakout 1: Domestic Relations Issues: When is stay relief appropriate, division of assets post-bankruptcy, assigned debts and domestic support obligation beneficiary issues

 

Breakout 2: Escrow Workshop: Expected changes to escrow statements for debtors in Chapter 13

  • Moderator Debra L. Miller, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Knoxville)
  • Alice Whitten, Associate General Counsel, Executive Director, Consumer Lending Division, Wells Fargo Legal Department (Irving, TX)
  • Stacey Gorman, Special Projects Lawyer, K & L Gates (Boston, MA)

 

Friday, July 5

Presiding Officer: Melissa J. Davey, NACTT Secretary and Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta)

8:45 - 10:15

Digital Evidence, Cyber Threat Awareness, and Creative Strategies for Managing Risk

 

10:45 - 11:45

Credit Scoring: How it works and doesn’t work for consumers in bankruptcy

  • Moderator: Jack N. Zaharopoulos, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Hummelstown)
  • Sarah B. Mancini, Co-Director of Advocacy, National Consumer Law Center (Boston, MA)
  1. Detailed Speaking Outline
  2. PDF of PowerPoint Presentation

 

11:50 - 12:50

Annual Roundtable: Access to justice in the bankruptcy courts during a time of great change

Saturday, July 6

Presiding Officer: Jason Wilson-Aguilar, NACTT Treasurer and Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Western District of Washington (Seattle)

 

8:40 - 9:10

Appeals from Bankruptcy Courts: When and how to do it effectively

 

9:15 - 10:15

Ethics Jeopardy Zeal Game: When does zealous advocacy cross a Line?

  1. Thoughts on Zealous Advocacy: When Do Bankruptcy Lawyers Cross the Line?

 

10:45 - 12:00

Current Student Loan Issues and the Impact of Chapter 13

  • Moderator: Scott F. Waterman, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Reading)
  • Honorable Kesha L. Tanabe, United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of Minnesota (St. Paul)
  • Augustus T. Curtis, Trial Attorney, U.S Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch (Washington D.C.)
  • Edward C. Boltz, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C. (Durham, NC)

 

1:30 - 3:00

Chapter 13 Case Law Update

WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION ARE IN PRINTED BOOK FORMAT PROVIDED SEPARATELY IN YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET

 

3:30 - 5:00

Chapter 13 Case Law Update (continued)

Staff Track

Thursday, July 4

Staff Track: Managing Transitions in a Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office

  • Brandi L. Kirkland, Staff Attorney, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee K. Edward Safir (Atlanta, GA)
  • René Hendricks, Office Administrator, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Carl B. Davis (Wichita, KS)
  • Beckie J. Hadley, Controller/Director of Operations, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Barbara Foley (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Kristi Smith, Court Liaison and Legal Assistant to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Sabrina McKinney (Montgomery, AL)

 

Staff Track: The National Data Center

  • David Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer, National Data Center (Lafayette, CA)
  • Mary Ruppenthal, Chief Administrator, National Data Center (Lafayette, CA)
  • David Snapp, Database Architect, National Data Center (Lafayette, CA)
  • Loren Smith, Database Administrator, National Data Center (Lafayette, CA)
  • Sarah Camp, Senior Administrator, National Data Center (Lafayette, CA)

 

Staff Track: Bring Your Own Hot Topic: Roundtable discussion of miscellaneous Chapter 13 trustee office issues

  • Brandi L. Kirkland, Staff Attorney, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee K. Edward Safir (Atlanta, GA)
  • René M. Hendricks, Office Administrator, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Carl B. Davis (Wichita, KS)
  • Beckie J. Hadley, Controller/Director of Operations, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Barbara Foley (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Kristi Smith, Court Liaison and Legal Assistant to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Sabrina McKinney (Montgomery, AL)

Speakers

Hilary B. Bonial
The Honorable William Houston Brown
Beverly M. Burden
Thomas (Tom) L. Canary, Jr
Amrane Cohen
Tiffany M. Cornejo
David Cox
Augustus T. Curtis
Melissa J. Davey
Jenny L. Doling
Keri P. Ebeck
Tiffany Franc
Jeffrey S. Fraser
Kara Gendron
JoAnn L. Goldman
Stacey Gorman
John P. Gustafson
Henry E. Hildebrand, III
Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger
John G. Jansing
William Jaworski
Lon A. Jenkins
Richardo I. Kilpatrick
Mark Lanterman
Mark C. Leffler
Honorable Keith M. Lundin
Honorable Selene Dunn Maddox
Michael J. Maloney
Sarah Bolling Mancini
Debra L. Miller
Nicole Mariani Noel
The Honorable Cynthia A. Norton
John Rao
Dynele L. Schinker-Kuharich
Daryl J. Smith
Tony Sottile
The Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States
The Honorable Kesha Tanabe
Tara Twomey
Scott F.Waterman, Esq.
Alice Whitten
Jack N. Zaharopoulos

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