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                              2nd AnnuAl

  CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
                      PRACTICE
   Earn up to 12.75 Hours of Credit Including 2.75 Hours of Ethics Credit




                       June 22-23, 2006
                      Moody Gardens Hotel
                       G a l v e s t o n , Te x a s




  One of our Hawaiian Shirt Conferences—both informal and informative
                     Reserve early; rooms sell out quickly!
                      2 Nd ANNUAl CONSUMER BANKRUP TCY PRACTICE
                                   J u n e 2 2 - 2 3 , 2 0 0 6 • M o o d y G a r d e n s H o t e l • G a l v e s t o n , Te x a s
                                       E a r n u p t o 1 2 . 7 5 H o u r s o f C re d i t I n c l u d i n g 2 . 7 5 H o u r s o f E t h i c s C re d i t


THURSDAY MORNING—JUNE 22, 2006                                 12:15 p.m.                Lunch on Your Own                         4:30 p.m.                                         .50 hr

Presiding Officer: Hon. Marvin Isgur, Houston                                                                                      New Exceptions to § 362
                                                               THURSDAY AFTERNOON
                                                                                                                                   There are a number of new exceptions from the § 362
8:00 a.m.              Registration Opens                                                                                          stay. A review of the statutory changes and how they
                                                               Presiding Officer: Hon. John C. Akard, Lubbock
                                                                                                                                   affect practice under BAPCPA. Mr. Turner will provide
Includes continental breakfast.
                                                                                                                                   a detailed review of cases decided under BAPCPA
                                                               1:15 p.m.                                               .50 hr      applying the new § 362 exceptions.
8:15 a.m.              Welcoming Remarks
                                                               Nuts and Bolts on What to Do When a                                    Steve Turner, Austin
8:30 a.m.               .75 hr including .25 hr ethics         New Client Walks In—Beginning a New
                                                               Consumer Bankruptcy Case                                            5:00 p.m.                                         .50 hr
Consumer Bankruptcy Case Law Update
A review of the major national and Fifth Circuit cases         It’s a new world. This session will provide a nuts and              Technology
issued in the last year, along with highlights of all sig-     bolts description of how to prepare a new client to                 Technology in the office; technology in the courtroom.
nificant cases issued by bankruptcy courts, including          file a consumer bankruptcy case. The session will
                                                                                                                                      John J. Durkay, Beaumont
significant Texas decisions.                                   deal with a range of issues—from credit counseling,
                                                                                                                                      Dawn A. Guilliams, Houston
                                                               to means testing, to plan confirmation—that must be
  Steven R. Jakubowski, Chicago, IL
                                                               explained to every new client.
                                                                                                                                   5:30 p.m.               Adjourn
9:15 a.m.                                          .75 hr         Sam C. Gregory, Lubbock

5th Circuit’s View of the Bankruptcy Abuse                                                                                         FRIDAY MORNING—JUNE 23, 2006
                                                               1:45 p.m.                                              1.00 hr
Prevention and Consumer Protection Act
                                                                                                                                   Presiding Officer: Hon. Marvin Isgur, Houston
(BAPCPA) and General Bankruptcy Issues                         Disposable Income, the Means Test, and
Judge Jones is the Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court      Chapter 13 Plan Payments
                                                                                                                                   8:30 a.m.               1.00 hr including .25 hr ethics
of Appeals. She brings a unique perspective to any anal-       How do you calculate disposable income? How is dis-
ysis of BAPCPA. Judge Jones’ and other commissioners’          posable income used under BAPCPA? How do CMI                        Breakfast Breakout Sessions With the
dissents from the National Bankruptcy Review Commis-           and allowed expenses relate to Schedules I and J?                   Judiciary: New Local Bankruptcy Rules
sion’s report supported efforts to reform bankruptcy that      How does official form B22 relate to the Chapter 7
                                                                                                                                   What’s right and what’s wrong with our new local proce-
were included in the BAPCPA. Judge Jones is expected           Means Test and the calculation of Chapter 13 plan
                                                                                                                                   dures, and how to adapt to the new world. Rules for each
to provide an overview of the Fifth Circuit and insight        payments?
                                                                                                                                   district will be covered in separate breakout sessions.
with respect to direct appeals under BAPCPA. She has
                                                                  Norma Hammes, San Jose, CA
agreed to respond to questions following her talk.                                                                                    Northern District: Hon. H. DeWayne “Cooter”
                                                                                                                                      Hale, Dallas
  Hon. Edith H. Jones, Houston                                 2:45 p.m.                 Break
                                                                                                                                      Eastern District: Hon. Bill G. Parker, Tyler
10:00 a.m.             Break                                                                                                          Southern District: Hon. Marvin Isgur, Houston
                                                               3:00 p.m.                                               .75 hr
                                                                                                                                      Western District: Hon. Leif M. Clark,
10:15 a.m.                                        1.00 hr                                                                             San Antonio
                                                               What Every Bankruptcy Practitioner Needs
Homestead Exemptions and Home Equity Loans                     to Know About Consumer Protection Laws
                                                                                                                                   9:30 a.m.               Break
This session opens with a presentation on the applica-         This session guides bankruptcy practitioners in spot-
tion of new bankruptcy rules to the homestead exemp-           ting common consumer issues and possible remedies
tion, including recent judicial opinions. Judge Hale will      under various consumer protection statutes, includ-                 9:45 a.m.                                       1.00 hr
discuss his recent opinion in the area and opinions from       ing the FDCPA, Texas usury laws, TILA, HOEPA, DTPA,
                                                                                                                                   Cars—Let Them Eat Steel
other bankruptcy courts from around the country. The           UCC, Magnuson-Moss Act, the federal Odometer
                                                                                                                                   Some of the most important changes in BAPCPA con-
session concludes with a practitioner’s discussion on          Act, the federal and state credit repair laws, and
                                                                                                                                   cern the treatment of loans secured by automobiles.
effective strategies dealing with home equity loans.           others. Specifically issues such as payday loans,
                                                                                                                                   This session will explore recent case law developments
  Hon. H. DeWayne “Cooter” Hale, Dallas                        title loans, predatory mortgage loans, unfair col-
                                                                                                                                   concerning cars, and how the car industry is responding
  Michael V. Baumer, Austin                                    lection practices, spot deliveries, sales out of trust,
                                                                                                                                   to the dramatic changes in the law.
  Tonya M. Felix, Houston                                      undisclosed wrecks, and odometer rollbacks will be
                                                               discussed.                                                             Lawrence J. Fallon, Roseville, MN
                                                                                                                                      Chris Naylor, Houston
11:15 a.m.                                        1.00 hr         Richard Tomlinson, Houston
                                                                                                                                      Behrooz P. Vida, Bedford
How to Get Evidence In...Cheaply
How can a consumer practitioner get evidence admit-            3:45 p.m.                                       .50 hr ethics       10:45 a.m.              Break
ted without the huge expense of bringing in an expert
                                                               Barron v. Countryman: The Fifth Circuit’s
or other witnesses? This session opens with a presenta-                                                                            11:00 a.m.                                        .50 hr
                                                               New Opinion on Consumer Bankruptcy
tion by Judge Leif M. Clark on techniques and strate-
gies for avoiding hearsay issues and getting evidence          Fees                                                                Federal Tax Issues in Consumer Cases
in cheaply. The session follows with commentary and            An academic analysis of the implications of Barron                  Chapter 7 and 13 consumer cases are often driven
discussion by practitioners and Judge Clark.                   v. Countryman interpretations.                                      by federal income tax claims. This session will include
  Hon. Leif M. Clark, San Antonio                                 Hon. Letitia Z. Clark, Houston                                   a case study to highlight practical tips on dealing
  Diann M. Bartek, San Antonio                                                                                                     with IRS.
  Eduardo V. Rodriguez, Brownsville                            4:15 p.m.                 Break                                        John Akard, Jr., Houston



                                                                P h o n e : 5 1 2 - 4 7 5 - 6 7 0 0 F a x : 5 1 2 - 4 7 5 - 6 8 7 6 We b : w w w . u t c l e . o r g
11:30 a.m.                                    .75 hr                  COMMENTS FROM LAST YEAR’S CONFERENCE
Mortgage Payments to Trustee                                Speakers were great, and topics were on the money. I particularly enjoyed
Benefits and detriments of paying ongoing mort-                that the speakers and judges largely stayed to watch other speakers.
gages through the Chapter 13 trustee. If a court
mandates payments through the trustee, what are                    Moody Gardens Hotel was a great location—liked the informal
the appropriate exceptions? When should the trustee
                                                                                 atmosphere and helpful staff.
seek to require mortgages through the trustee?
  Deborah B. Langehennig, Austin                               This was an excellent seminar with lots of practical tips and advice.
  Robert B. Wilson, Lubbock
                                                                               One of the best conferences I have attended.
       LunCheon Presentation
12:15 p.m.            Pick Up Box Lunch                                     R E G I S T R A T I O N                 F O R      C K 0 6
Included in conference registration fee.
                                                        Mail this registration form to:
                                                        The University of Texas School of Law, Attn. CK06
12:30 p.m.                           1.00 hr ethics     P.O. Box 7759, Austin, TX 78713-7759 or fax a copy to: (512) 475-6876
Ethical Implications Imposed by the New                 PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
Bankruptcy Legislation
What are the ethical implications of the new law?           Bar Card#                                                State:                                 N/A
Can you advise your client to file a repeat bankrupt-
                                                            Name [ Mr. / Ms. ]
cy case to “stay and delay” if there is not a reason-
able chance of success under § 362(c)? What are
                                                            Firm
the contours of completing the means test form?
Can you put in deductions so that no presumption            Address
arises, and then check the appropriate box that
says that you have done so in disagreement with             City                                            State           Zip
the form’s interpretation?
                                                            Telephone                                       Fax
  Nelson M. Jones III, Houston
  Kenneth P. Thomas, Houston                                Email Address

                                                            Assistant’s Email (optional)
FRIDAY AFTERNOON                                                                 Invoices, confirmations and receipts are emailed to these addresses.

Presiding Officer: Hon. John C. Akard,
                                                        REGISTRATION – Includes Course Binder and Friday Box Lunch Presentation
Lubbock
                                                             Early Registration Fee due by Wed., June 14, 2006                                          $475.00
1:45 p.m.                                     .50 hr
                                                                Registration Fee after Wed., June 14, 2006                                             $525.00
U.S. Trustee Enforcement Issues
Law and order MTR (Means Testing Review), bankruptcy    CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
fraud, and abuse under sections 707(b)(3) and 727.      Allow 2–4 weeks from conference date for delivery.
  Albert Loftus, Dallas
                                                             Course Binder                                                                             $200.00
2:15 p.m.                              .75 hr ethics           Note: Conference registration includes Course Binder.


Some Do’s and Don’ts in the Practice of                      Audio CD Set                                                                              $175.00
Bankruptcy
The panel will present vignettes demonstrating prac-
                                                             eBinder on CD (PDF format)                                                    $200.00/$50.00
                                                               ($200 purchased alone, $50 with registration or purchase of Course Binder or Audio CD Set)
tice tips and highlighting ethical issues.
  Moderator: Hon. Jeff Bohm, Houston
                                                        In-House CLE: Bring the conference in-house and learn at your convenience .
  Debra Bradberry, Houston
                                                        Allow 2–4 weeks from conference date for delivery.
  Maggie D. Conner, Houston

  3:00 p.m.           Adjourn                                In-House CLE for 2 includes Audio CD Set and 2 Course Binders                             $750.00
                                                                      Add participants (includes Course Binder) for $200 each                       $

                                                                                                            TOTAL ENCLOSED                           $
              ABOUT THE EVENT                           METHOD OF PAYMENT
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is part of
                                                             Check (make checks payable to: The University of Texas at Austin)
UT Law’s Hawaiian Shirt Series, both infor-
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joy the many attractions of Moody Gar-                      Card #
dens: the aquarium; the Discovery and


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             GALVESTON
                                                          JOHN AKARD, JR.                     SAM C. GREGORY                              ALBERT LOFTUS
             June 22-23, 2006                             Attorney-CPA                        Attorney at Law                             Office of the US Trustee
        CONFERENCE LOCATION                               Houston                             Lubbock                                     Dallas

                                                          DIANN M. BARTEK                     DAWN A. GUILLIAMS                           CHRIS NAYLOR
                                                          Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated     Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, L.L.P.       Devlin, Naylor & Turbyfill, PLLC
                                                          San Antonio                         Houston                                     Houston

                                                          MICHAEL V. BAUMER                   HON. H. DEWAYNE “COOTER” HALE               HON. BILL G. PARKER
                                                          Law Office of Michael Baumer        United States Bankruptcy Court              United States Bankruptcy Court
          Moody Gardens Hotel                             Austin                              Northern District of Texas                  Eastern District of Texas
             Moody Gardens Hotel                                                              Dallas                                      Tyler
                                                          HON. JEFF BOHM
             Seven Hope Boulevard
                                                          United States Bankruptcy Court      NORMA HAMMES                                EDUARDO V. RODRIGUEZ
              Galveston, TX 77554                         Southern District of Texas          Gold and Hammes, Attorneys                  Law Office of Eduardo V. Rodriguez, P.C.
                   1-888-388-8484                         Houston                             San Jose, CA                                Brownsville

             SPECIAL RATE $160                            HON. LEIF M. CLARK                  HON. MARVIN ISGUR                           KENNETH P. THOMAS
          (subject to availability)                       United States Bankruptcy Court      Bankruptcy Court for the Southern           Houston
                                                          Western District of Texas           District of Texas
        good through May 31, 2006                                                                                                         RICHARD TOMLINSON
                                                          San Antonio                         Houston
        Self-Parking: Complimentary                                                                                                       Attorney at Law
        Valet: $7 day, $10 overnght                       HON. LETITIA Z. CLARK               STEVEN R. JAKUBOWSKI                        Houston
                                                          Bankruptcy Court for the Southern   Robert F. Coleman & Associates
             (subject to change)                                                                                                          STEVE TURNER
                                                          Disctrict of Texas                  Chicago, IL
      Rooms sell out quickly – please                     Houston                                                                         McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P.
             reserve early!                                                                   HON. EDITH H. JONES                         Austin
                                                          JOHN J. DURKAY                      U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
   •••••••••••••••••••••••••••                            Mehaffy Weber, P.C.                 Houston                                     BEHROOZ P. VIDA
                                                          Beaumont                                                                        Venable & Vida, L.L.P.
                     KEY DATES                                                                NELSON M. JONES III                         Bedford
                                                          LAWRENCE J. FALLON                  Nicholas & Jones
       Registration & Cancellation                        Semperian/GMAC                      Houston                                     ROBERT B. WILSON
                                                          Roseville, MN                                                                   Chapter 13 Trustee
             June 14, 2006–5 p.m.                                                             DEBORAH B. LANGEHENNIG                      Lubbock
        last day for early registration                   TONYA M. FELIX                      Chapter 13 Trustee
              add $50 for registrations                   Law Office of Alva Wesley-Thomas    Austin
              received after this time
                                                          Houston


              June 16, 2006–5 p.m.
             last day for full refund
                                                          PLANNING COMMITTEE

            June 19, 2006–5 p.m.                          HON. JOHN C. AKARD – CO-CHAIR       ARTURO R. EURESTE                           CHRIS NAYLOR
                                                          Lubbock                             Houston                                     Houston
         last day for partial refunds
            $50 processing fee applied
                                                          HON. MARVIN ISGUR – CO-CHAIR        SAM C. GREGORY                              STEVE TURNER
                                                          Houston                             Lubbock                                     Austin
           June 22, 2006–8:30 a.m.
             conference begins                            JOHN J. DURKAY                      HON. H. DEWAYNE “COOTER” HALE               BEHROOZ P. VIDA
                                                          Beaumont                            Dallas                                      Bedford


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