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Advanced Bankruptcy Law Practice in Nebraska
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6/22/2016 to 6/23/2016
When: Wednesday, June 22 & Thursday, June 23, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St.
Omaha, Nebraska  68106
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
Day 1: Bankruptcy Points of Interest
*Nebraska MCLE #123203. Iowa MCLE #224012. 6.75 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics. (Regular/live)
*Nebraska MCLE #123201. Iowa MCLE #224013. 6.75 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics. (Distance learning)
Day 2: A View from Above
*Nebraska MCLE #123208. Iowa MCLE #224015. 5 CLE hours. (Regular/live)
*Nebraska MCLE #123206. Iowa MCLE #224014. 5 CLE hours. (Distance learning)
*Only 5 distance learning CLE hours may be claimed per year for Nebraska.*
**Webinars are conducted via the GoToMeeting platform.  Click here for system requirements.

*Ohio Activity Code #000337050. 11.75 total CLE hour(s), with 1.00 of attorney professional conduct instruction

**The in-person program has been approved for 13 hours, including 1 hour of ethics, of continuing education by the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy (Course # 16-232).**

Registration Fees
Day 1: Bankruptcy Points of Interest (June 22, 2016 • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
$300 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$405 - Regular registration
$10 - Law student
Day 2: A View from Above (June 23, 2016 • 9:00 am - 3:15 pm)
$225 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$300 - Regular registration
$10 - Law student
Both Days (June 22 & June 23)
$360 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$480 - Regular registration
$20 - Law student

Optional Fees
$45 - I am attending the seminar & want printed materials (cost is additional to registration fee)
$95 - Printed Materials Only

 Day 1: Bankruptcy Points of Interest

 9:00 am    Student Loans: Discharge v. Forgiveness – How to Win the Battle
Laurene M. Barrett, United States Attorney’s Office; Joel A. Bacon, Keating, O’Gara, Nedved & Peter, P.C., L.L.O.; and Samuel J. Turco, Jr., Sam Turco Law Offices
The panel will discuss the basics of student loans, educational benefit requirements, tuition vs. student loans, parameters and considerations
for forgiveness within bankruptcy and outside of bankruptcy, SOFI refinance programs and consolidation of loans, total disability discharge options, work-out agreements, repayment and rehabilitation programs and the cost/benefit analysis of each option.

10:00 am   Adversary Proceedings
Judge Thomas L. Saladino, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nebraska; David J. Koukol, Koukol & Johnson,LLC; and Jerry L. Jensen, United States Trustee’s Office
This session will include a detailed look at and panel discussion of §523 and §727 objections. The panel will focus on objections to discharge due to fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation presented from the viewpoint of individual creditor’s attorney and US Trustee, with insight from the bench on both.

10:45 am   Break

11:00 am   The Legal Aid Bankruptcy Clinic: What It Is and How You Can Help
Katherine H. Owen and Lea Wroblewski, Legal Aid of Nebraska; and Carol Cleaver, Nebraska State Bar Association
Presenters will provide details on the Legal Aid Bankruptcy Clinic program and requirements for legal aid services for bankruptcy-related matters. It will also include a discussion on bankruptcy-related volunteer opportunities with the NSBA’s Volunteer Lawyers Project.

12:00 pm   Pick Up Lunch (included with your registration)

12:15 pm   Relevant Ethical Issues from the US Trustees with Emphasis on Proper CM/ECF Use in the Digital Age
US Trustees Dan Casamatta and Patricia Fahey
Discussion of relevant ethical issues and the integrity of the electronic filing system by the US Trustee’s office. The US Trustees
will discuss several ethical issues, including proper notary and signatures, maintenance of original signatures, duty to report postpetition assets, fraud and full duty to disclose vs. confidentiality, overlap of federal and state code of ethics and joint representation.

1:15 pm    The Art of Avoiding Conflict In and Out of Bankruptcy
Robert M. Gonderinger, Croker Huck Kasher DeWitt Anderson & Gonderinger, LLC and Donald L. Swanson, Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.
This session focuses on workout and forbearance agreements and includes a robust discussion from a creditor’s attorney and a debtor’s attorney regarding how to avoid bankruptcy adversary proceedings and disputes before, during and after a bankruptcy case is commenced.

2:15 pm    Break

2:30 pm    Tax Ramifications and the Bankruptcy Estate
Dennis Blackman, Blackman & Associates, P.C. and John A. Lentz, Lepant & Lentz, PC LLO
Discussion of tax and accounting issues as it relates to different chapters of bankruptcy; liens, setoffs, cancellation of debt income, and tips for trustees.”

3:30 pm    When Two Worlds Collide: The Interplay of Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
William J. Lindsay, Jr., Gross & Welch, PC LLO and Roxanne M. Alhejaj, Pollak Hicks & Alhejaj, P.C.
Estate planning tips for a client who may need to file for bankruptcy and estate planning tips to protect a client’s beneficiaries who may need to file for bankruptcy, including a discussion of life estate deeds; inherited IRAs; spendthrift trusts and other trust provisions for bankruptcy protection; beneficiary designations, including pay on death and transfer on death items; and co-owned property including joint tenancies.

4:30 pm    Adjourn

Day 2: A View from Above

9:00 am    Judges Panel: “Notice, Notice, Notice”
Judge Thomas L. Saladino, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nebraska; Judge Charles L. Nail, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota; Judge Shon Hastings, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of
North Dakota and Judge Anita L. Shodeen, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Southern District of Iowa

What bankruptcy attorneys do well and what they should do differently,
from the perspective of four U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges.  The Judges Panel will focus on due process and the requirements under the bankruptcy rules. Additional emphasis will be on Motions to Avoid Liens, Motions to Sell Free and Clear, 9019-1 rule discussion and limited notice. The judges will also address pre-submitted questions from the audience.

11:00 am    Break

11:15 am    Bankruptcy Clerk Panel: A Perspective from the Front Line
Eva Roeber, Chief Deputy Clerk – District Court of Nebraska, and Lisa Smith, Deputy in Charge – District Court of Nebraska
Dos and don’ts for both debtors’ and creditors’ attorneys from the
Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court’s Office. The Clerk’s office will also discuss the change in forms and procedure for filing amended

12:15 pm    Lunch (included with your registration)

1:15 pm      Chapter 7 Trustees Panel: The Masterpiece of a Properly Prepared Petition
Richard D. Myers, Rick Lange and John A. Wolf, Chapter 7 Trustees
Tools of the trade from the Chapter 7 Trustees. The Chapter 7
Trustees will discuss common errors in petition preparation, including
applicable exemptions, disclosure of assets, transfers, preferences
and business-related cases. The trustees will also discuss valuation
of assets and settlement of asset cases. 

1:45 pm Between 7 and 13, What is Chapter 12?:
James Overcash, Chapter 12 Trustee, and John Hahn, Jeffrey,Hahn & Hemmerling PC LLO
The Chapter 12 Trustee and a Chapter 12 debtor attorney will discuss
the basics of Chapter 12, family farmer bankruptcy in Nebraska, and
provide practical information for the practitioner. 

2:15 pm     Hitting the Bullseye, Not Just the Target: Practical Tips, Traps, and Ploys from the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee
Kathleen Laughlin, Chapter 13 Trustee for the District of Nebraska, and her counsel, Marilyn Abbott and Thomas P. Kenny
What happens when you don’t get it right the first time? And more importantly, how do you get it right the first time? This presentation will discuss various procedural and substantive Chapter 13 issues that arise pre-filing, pre-confirmation, and post-confirmation.  If you are new to bankruptcy practice, the discussion will include
common mistakes to avoid; and if you are a seasoned practitioner, techniques from veterans will also be covered.

3:15 pm     Reception Sponsored by the NSBA Bankruptcy Section

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098