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                                                               BENCH-BAR
                                             BANKRUPTCY
                                                            REGISTER NOW
     The Center for American and International Law Presents



                  5th Circuit Bench-Bar
                Bankruptcy Conference
                                                         February 22-24, 2012



                 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel | New Orleans, Louisiana


This Conference will include general sessions as well as concurrent Chapter 11 and
Chapter 13 workshops. Seventeen Bankruptcy Judges have already agreed to participate
as discussion leaders or presenters:

Hon. Jeff Bohm                  Hon. Marvin Isgur                Hon. H. Christopher Mott
Hon. Jerry A. Brown             Hon. David Jones                 Hon. Russell F. Nelms
Hon. Douglas D. Dodd            Hon. Robert L. Jones             Hon. Brenda Rhoades
Hon. Harlin Hale                Hon. Ronald King                 Hon. Katharine M. Samson
Hon. Barbara Houser             Hon. Elizabeth Magner            Hon. Richard S. Schmidt
Hon. David W. Houston III                                        Hon. Robert Summerhays
        We’ll begin with a welcoming reception at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of February 22,
                           and conclude at noon on Friday, February 24.
           8 hours of MCLE Credit including 1.5 hours of Ethics will be available.
       5th Circuit Bench-Bar Bankruptcy Conference

Wednesday, February 22                                          Program Schedule
5:30-7:00 p.m. Reception (and early registration)
                                                                There will be separate breakouts for Business and Consumer
               at the Royal Sonesta
                                                                Lawyers. The Business Bankruptcy Breakouts will each be offered
Thursday, February 23                                           three times – on Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon and
 8:00 a.m.   Registration and Networking                        Friday morning. Those who sign up for the Business Bankruptcy
             Continental Breakfast                              track will be divided into three groups. Each of the groups will
 9:00 a.m.   Welcoming remarks                                  rotate through the three breakout modules, and there will be at
             Judge Bohm, Judge Summerhays, and                  least one Judge and one attorney discussion leader for each mod-
             Jan Hayden
                                                                ule. There will be two breakout modules for the Consumer Bank-
 9:15 a.m.   Plenary Session – Judges’ Expectations             ruptcy track – one will be presented on Thursday morning and the
             Judge David Jones, Judge Mott, and Judge
                                                                other on Thursday afternoon.
             Samson, moderated by Billy Patrick

10:15 a.m.   Break                                              The Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m.   First Breakout Session
                                                                Business Bankruptcy (each to be offered three times)
     Noon    Hosted lunch at the Royal Sonesta                  • Post-Confirmation Jurisdiction – Stern and United Operating
             Speaker: Judge Higginson                             Discussion Leaders - Judge Houser, Judge Rhoades, Louis Phillips,
                                                                  Steven Rosenblatt and William Wallander
 2:00 p.m.   Plenary Session – Economic Outlook
             Kenneth Robinson                                   • Professional Responsibility and Ethics, including new fee
                                                                  guidelines - How to get paid under the new fee guidelines,
 3:00 p.m.   Break                                                and how to keep you and your firm’s name out of opinions
                                                                  and headlines
 3:15 p.m.   Second Breakout Session
                                                                  Discussion Leaders - Judge Dodd, Judge Hale, Bob Byrd, Nan Eitel,
 4:45 p.m.   Recess                                               and Jan Hayden

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception at the Royal Sonesta                 • Best Practices, including Judges’ Takes on First Day Motions
                                                                  and Hearings, Presenting and Challenging Evidence, and
 7:30 p.m.   Optional dinner at Commander’s Palace                Considerations of Standardized 363 Sale Procedures
                                                                  (e.g., SDNY forms)
Friday, February 24                                               Discussion leaders - Judge Bohm, Judge Houston, Judge Brown,
                                                                  Michaela Crocker, Courtney Lauer and Steve Youngman
 8:00 a.m.   Networking Continental Breakfast

 8:30 a.m.   Plenary Session – Ethics and Professional          Consumer Bankruptcy
             Responsibility – A Survey of Sticky Situations –   • Mortgages and Mortgage-related Best Practices
             Audience participation ordered                       (Thursday morning)
             Judge Dodd, Judge Hale, and Judge Houston            Discussion leaders - Judge Summerhays, Judge Isgur,
                                                                  Judge Magner, Keith Rodriguez, Terre Bardaman and
 9:15 a.m.   Third breakout session                                Debbie Langehennig

10:45 a.m.   Break                                              • Additional Chapter 13 Issues, including Judicial Estoppel
                                                                  and Finality of Chapter 13 Plans, Recent Chapter 13
11:00 a.m.   Plenary session – Effective Briefings and            decisions, and Espinoza and Post-Confirmation Issues
             Presentations to the 5th Circuit                     (Thursday afternoon)
             Judge Davis, Judge Southwick, moderated by           Discussion leaders - Judge King, Judge Schmidt, Jerry Breaux and
             Judge Hale                                           Jeff Collier
11:45 a.m.   Closing remarks

     Noon    Adjourn
Conference Participants                                                      Faculty continued...

                                                                             The Hon. Russell F. Nelms - Western District of Texas, Austin
Conference Co-Chairs                                                         William H. Patrick, III - Heller, Draper, Patrick & Horn,
                                                                              New Orleans, Louisiana
The Hon. Jeffrey Bohm - Southern District of Texas, Houston                  Louis M. Phillips - Gordon Arata, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Hon. Robert Summerhays - Western District of                             Thomas Rice - Cox Smith, San Antonio, Texas
 Louisiana, Lafayette
                                                                             The Hon. Brenda Rhoades - Eastern District of Texas, Dallas
Jan M. Hayden - Baker Donelson, New Orleans, Louisiana
                                                                             Kenneth J. Robinson - Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Financial
                                                                              Industry Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Planning Committee                                                           Keith Rodriguez - Chapter 13 Trustee, Western District of Louisiana,
                                                                              Lafayette, Louisiana
The Hon. Harlin D. Hale - Northern District of Texas, Dallas                 Stephen W. Rosenblatt - Butler Snow, Ridgeland, Mississippi
The Hon. David W. Houston, III - Northern District of                        The Hon. Katharine M. Samson - Southern District of
 Mississippi, Aberdeen                                                        Mississippi, Gulfport
The Hon. Brenda Rhoades - Eastern District of Texas, Plano                   The Hon. Richard S. Schmidt - Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi
Craig M. Geno - Harris, Jernigan & Geno, Ridgeland, Mississippi              The Hon. Leslie H. Southwick - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth
Courtney S. Lauer - Gordon Arata, Houston, Texas                              Circuit, Jackson, Mississippi
William H. Leech - Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush,                              The Hon. Robert Summerhays - Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette
 Ridgeland, Mississippi
                                                                             R. Patrick Vance - Jones Walker, New Orleans, Louisiana
Michelle A. Mendez - Hunton & Williams, Dallas, Texas
                                                                             M. Terre Vardaman - Chapter 13 Trustee, Northern District of
Thomas Rice - Cox Smith San Antonio, Texas                                    Mississippi, Brandon
R. Patrick Vance - Jones Walker, New Orleans, Louisiana                      William L. Wallander - Vinson & Elkins, Dallas, Texas
William L. Wallander - Vinson & Elkins, Dallas, Texas                        Stephen A. Youngman - Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Dallas, Texas
Stephen A. Youngman - Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Dallas, Texas

                                                                             EXPERIENCED BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS
Faculty
                                                                             SOUGHT TO JUDGE ELLIOTT CUP
The Hon. Jeffrey Bohm - Southern District of Texas, Houston                  BANKRUPTCY MOOT COURT
Gerald J. Breaux - Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed and Welch,
 Lake Charles, Louisiana                                                     Experienced bankruptcy lawyers are needed as judges for the sixth
The Hon. Jerry A. Brown - Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans         annual Texas/Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Moot Court Event for the 2012
Robert A. Byrd - Byrd & Wiser, Biloxi, Mississippi                           Elliott Cup. The event is sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section of the
Jeff Collier - Jackson, Mississippi                                          State Bar of Texas, and is named in honor of the late Joseph C. Elliott,
Lisa Cockrell - Codilis & Stawiarski, PC, Houston, Texas                     U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas. The Elliott
                                                                             Cup event includes law schools throughout the Fifth Circuit.
Michaela C. Crocker - Vinson & Elkins, Dallas, Texas
The Hon. W. Eugene Davis - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,      The Elliott Cup will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana immediately
  Lafayette, Louisiana                                                       following the Bench-Bar Conference, February 24-25. The opening
The Hon. Douglas D. Dodd - Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge         rounds will be held at the US District Court beginning at noon on
Nan Eitel - Associate General Counsel for Chapter 11, Executive Office       Friday, February 24, with the competition concluding on Feb 25 at
 for U.S. Trustees, Washington, D.C.                                         the Fifth Circuit Courthouse.
Craig M. Geno - Harris, Jernigan & Geno, Ridgeland, Mississippi
The Hon. Harlin D. Hale - Northern District of Texas, Dallas                 Scoring will be based solely on oral argument. Lawyers will be
                                                                             requested to score each competitor and provide constructive input
Jan M. Hayden - Baker Donelson, New Orleans, Louisiana
                                                                             to the teams following each preliminary round. A trophy will be
The Hon. Stephen A. Higginson - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth          awarded to the first place team, and awards will also be given to the
  Circuit, New Orleans, Louisiana
                                                                             second place team and best oral advocate.
The Hon. Barbara J. Houser - Northern District of Texas, Dallas
The Hon. David W. Houston, III - Northern District of Mississippi, Aber-     Participating lawyers are invited to the Team Dinner, where awards will
deen                                                                         be presented (Saturday night, February 25) and a Welcoming Cocktail
The Hon. Marvin Isgur - Southern District of Texas, Houston                  Reception (Friday night, February 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.).
The Hon. David Jones - Southern District of Texas, Houston
                                                                             If you are willing to serve as a judge for the 2012 Elliott Cup, please
The Hon. Robert L. Jones - Northern District of Texas, Dallas
                                                                             provide your name, phone number, and email address to the Elliott
The Hon. Ronald King - Western District of Texas, San Antonio
                                                                             Cup Chairperson:
Deborah Langehennig - Chap. 13 Trustee, Western District of Texas, Austin,
Texas
Courtney S. Lauer - Gordon Arata, Houston, Texas                             Mark E. Andrews
William H. Leech - Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush, Ridgeland, Mississippi       Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
The Hon. Elizabeth Magner - Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans       1201 Elm Street, Suite 3300, Dallas TX 75270
Michelle A. Mendez - Hunton & Williams, Dallas, Texas
                                                                             214-698-7819 • mandrews@coxsmith.com
The Hon. H. Christopher Mott - Western District of Texas, Austin
        THREE WAYS TO REGISTER                                                            REGISTRATION

Online                                                                          5th Circuit Bench-Bar
credit card only                                                               Bankruptcy Conference
www.cailaw.org                                                                         February 22-24, 2012
                                                                        at The Royal Sonesta Hotel • New Orleans, Louisiana
Fax
credit card only                                        Mark the appropriate boxes:
972.244.3401                                             Registration for Chapter 11 lawyers is $395 if paid by February 15 and $445 after
                                                          February 15 (including all three workshops and all general sessions). Does not include
Mail                                                      February 23 dinner.
check or credit card
                                                         Registration for Chapter 13 lawyers is $275 if paid by February 15 and $325 after
The Center for American and
                                                           February 15 (including the two February 23 workshops and all general sessions).
International Law                                          Does not include February 23 dinner.
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, TX USA 75024                                      Tuition (including the February 23 dinner) is free for Bankruptcy, District Court and
972.244.3400                                               Circuit Court Judges and Federal Magistrates.

            CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT                   Tuition (including the February 23 dinner) is $325 for Trustees and Clerks of the
               TO ALL REGISTRANTS                          Bankruptcy Courts in the 5th Circuit.

                                                         Registration for the optional February 23 dinner at Commander’s Palace,
    PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION                    1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130. The charge is an additional $110.

                                                         I will be accompanied at the Dinner by a guest and am including the guest ticket price of
                                                           $220.00 for both. ** My guest’s name is: ________________________________________
          GENERAL INFORMATION
                                                          __________________________________________________________________________
CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition less a $50
                                                        Name of registrant ____________________________________________________________
cancellation fee will be refunded upon receipt of
written cancellation received by Feb. 10, 2012.         Firm/Organization/Court_____________________________________________________
Email cburkel@cailaw.org. After this date, no
refunds, but substitution of attendees for this           __________________________________________________________________________
program will be permitted. Registrants not entitled
to a refund will receive the course materials.          Address _____________________________________________________________________

HOUSING: The cost of housing is not included            City, State, Postal Code ________________________________________________________
in the course registration fee. However, rooms
(in limited number) have been reserved at the           Phone ______________________________________________________________________
conference location, the Royal Sonesta Hotel,
                                                        Fax ________________________________________________________________________
300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Registrants should call 1-504-586-0300 and              E-mail ______________________________________________________________________
advise them that you are attending the 5th Circuit
Bench-Bar Bankruptcy Conference. A reduced              Payment Information
room rate of $179 is available. The last day to          Check enclosed payable to: The Center for American and International Law
obtain this special rate is February 1, 2012.
                                                        Credit Card:    Mastercard          VISA          AMEX        Discover
MCLE AND SPECIALIZATION CREDIT: This course
                                                        Card number_________________________________________________________________
has been approved by the State Bar of Texas and
the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 8 hours     Expiration date ______________________________________________________________
of credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics; Course ID
Number: 901237771. Sign-in sheets and/or certificates   Name on card ________________________________________________________________
of attendance will be available for ALL states.
                                                        Billing address (if different than above address) ____________________________________
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for American and International Law does not             ____________________________________________________________________________
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                                                5th Circuit Bench-Bar
 The Center for American
  and International Law                       Bankruptcy Conference
                                                                         February 22-24, 2012
 8 Hours of MCLE
 Credit including
1.5 Hours of Ethics
 will be available.



                                                     at The Royal Sonesta Hotel | New Orleans, Louisiana

				
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