Thursday, December 1, 2022 - Thursday, December 1, 2022
About this Event
1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146https://www.law.miami.edu/academics/continuing-legal-education-cle/bankruptcy-skills-workshop #BSWMiami
Get the latest information on consumer bankruptcy practice in the Southern District of Florida.
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Chapter 7 Practice
Topics include: Best practices for knowing your client, preparing a case for filing and for the 341 meeting with the trustee, and what feedback to expect from the trustee and creditors. Recent trends in chapter 7 practice.
Barry Mukamal, Co-Managing Partner, KapilaMukamal, LLP and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Southern District of Florida
Zach Shelomith, JD '97, Partner at LSS Law
Gerard M. Kouri, JD '83, Founder of Gerard M. Kouri, Jr., P.A.
Steven D. Schneiderman, Esq., trial counsel for the Office of the United States Trustee
Moderated by: Scott Brown, Partner at Bast Amron and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Effective and Persuasive Legal Writing for Bankruptcy Lawyers
Topics include: The tension between high-quality legal writing and time constraints can force bankruptcy attorneys to draft complicated motions and legal documents on a tight schedule. This program will include examples of cogent drafting, quick tips for improving writing skills at all levels of practice, and pointers for drafting effective legal papers without blowing the budget.
Hon. Erik P. Kimball of the Southern District of Florida
Tara Trevorrow, Law Clerk to The Honorable Mindy A. Mora, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida
Bernice C. Lee is Of Counsel at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Moderated by: Nicole McLemore, Law Clerk to The Honorable Mindy A. Mora, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Bankruptcy Judges’ View from the Bench—Panel Discussion Topics include: Emerging issues in consumer bankruptcy.
United States Bankruptcy Court Judges for the Southern District of Florida:
The Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff, JD '82, Chief Judge
The Hon. A. Jay Cristol, JD '59
The Hon. Erik P. Kimball
The Hon. Scott M. Grossman
The Hon. Robert A. Mark
The Hon. Peter D. Russin
12:45 – 1:45 PM Practice in the Southern District of Florida from the Perspective of the Clerk of Court and Courtroom Deputies
Topics include: Updates on statistics, budget, space and facilities; court operations; recent administrative orders; CM/ ECF NextGeneration; common efiling deficiencies; and clerk’s office initiatives. A courtroom deputy panel will also review calendaring tips, submission of proposed orders, and digital-audio recording pointers.
Featuring: Joe Falzone, Clerk of Court and Courtroom Deputies
2:00 – 3:00 PM Chapter 13 Practice
Topics include: Chapter 13 procedures, plan, how to treat claims, what to do when claims change during the life of the plan, and how to get a chapter 13 plan confirmed quickly.
3:00 – 4:00 PM Show me the Crypto! What to do with Digital Assets in Bankruptcy Cases
Topics include: An overview of the blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFT’s, and other digital assets, including tips for identifying and securing cryptocurrency assets, and the importance of disclosure.
*Program may be subject to change