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Advocacy in Adversary Proceeding (March Madness CLE)
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When: 03/19/2019
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: State Bar of Georgia, Room 3
104 Marietta St NW
Room A
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Presenter: The Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Advocacy in Adversary Proceeding

3 CLE hours


Speaker: Gregory M. Taube, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP


About the Program:  

The Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association operates a pro bono program that matches volunteer attorneys with qualified litigants in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.  The program serves both plaintiffs and defendants, who are parties to adversary proceedings pending before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  The basic mechanics of the program are straightforward.  The Bankruptcy Judges of the Northern District identify pro se parties in adversary proceedings who would likely benefit from pro bono representation.  Those parties are referred to the program's administrator who in turn refers them to a volunteer attorney. Notably, participation in the program can provide opportunities for younger lawyers to gain experience managing clients, managing cases, preparing for trial and trying cases.


Although participation in the program does not require extensive knowledge of bankruptcy law, volunteers who do not regularly represent litigants in bankruptcy adversary proceedings are encouraged to attend a training session offered by the Section. Training sessions include an overview of bankruptcy court jurisdiction, rules of procedure applicable in adversary proceedings and substantive issues typically arising in adversary proceedings in individual bankruptcy cases, including determining the dischargeability of particular debts and violations of the automatic stay and discharge injunction.


Registration Fees:

Atlanta Bar Members: $40


Law Student Members: $5

Law Student Non-Members: $10

Legal Support Staff: $5


Register for three Pro Bono March Madness CLE Programs and save $20! (must use the below registration form when registering for multiple CLE events)

Atlanta Bar Members: $100; Non-members: $250


Non-Members must register via THIS registration form.



8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Check-in

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Bankruptcy Litigation Procedure and Nuances 
 Overview of Rules of Procedure
 Procedural Nuances of Bankruptcy Litigation (Differences from Civil Court)
 Core and Non-Core Claims

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM – Adversary Proceedings – Discovery, Evidence, Settlements 
 Differences Between Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters
 Unique Rules for Service of Process in Bankruptcy Court
 Drafting Pleadings
 Discovery Procedure

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM - BREAK

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM – Introduction to Contested Matters 
 Relief From Stay
 Objections to Confirmation
 Dismissal of Bankruptcy Case
 Violation of the Automatic Stay or Discharge Injunction

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Dischargeability Actions 
 Objections to Discharge Under 727
 Dischargeability Actions Under 523
 Focus on Dischargeability of Student Loans

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM –Less Common Actions 
 Lien Avoidance
 Preferential Transfers
 Fraudulent Transfers

Bring a non-member to this event at the Section Member price and get entered into a drawing for multiple prizes, including free membership, discounts to area attractions and restaurants, and more! Visit the Atlanta Bar 2 for 2 webpage for rules and more information. Use #ATLBar2for2



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