Starting Out Right (Presented by The Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas)
Friday, April 26, 2013
1100 Commerce St. Room 1420 (Courtroom #3)
Dallas, TX 75242-1496
5.75 hours applied for (1.0 ethics)
CLE Registration Form
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2012 William J. Rochelle, JR. Course
Chapter 11: The Practice of Corporate Bankruptcy Reorganization Law
January 15, 2013 - April 9th, 2013
Offices of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal, LLP, 901 Main Street, Suite 5500, Dallas, Texas
18 hours including 4.25 hours of ethics
CLE Registration Form
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The Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court is pleased to announce that it is once again sponsoring its award-winning William J. Rochelle, Jr. Chapter 11 Practice Course this upcoming year. The course is designed to introduce attorneys with less than three years of experience practicing commercial bankruptcy law to many of the legal and practical issues arising in Chapter 11 cases.
The course will be taught by the Honorable Harlin D. Hale, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas and Master of the Inn and attorneys Robert P. Colwell, Master of the Inn, and Omar J. Alaniz, Barrister of the Inn. In addition to these outstanding instructors, the course provides participants the opportunity to interact with other members of the bankruptcy bench as well as seasoned commercial bankruptcy practitioners.
- Twelve 90 minute classroom sessions; once a week, each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
- Classes run from January 15, 2013 until April 9th, 2013, when the final exam is distributed.
- Practical Application in a Mock Trial Exercise.
- Classes will be held at the Offices of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal, LLP, 901 Main Street, Suite 5500, in downtown Dallas.
- Class size will be limited to no more than 25 participants and two per firm, so as to maximize the opportunities for significant interaction with the instructors and to facilitate active classroom discussion.
- As a bonus, three luncheons are scheduled with guest speakers drawn from the ranks of sitting judges or prominent lawyer practitioners.
- This is a comprehensive and challenging course covering all significant aspects of Chapter 11 practice including issues relating:
- The Automatic stay
- Cash collateral
- Post-petition financing
- Executory contracts and leases
- Disclosure statements
- Plan drafting and confirmation
- Post-confirmation disputes
- Professional retention
Please note: Class attendance is MANDATORY. No more than two pre-excused absences will be allowed, and any unexcused absence may result in a student being dropped.
Extensive preparation and participation by each student is required. Students should anticipate spending approximately 2-3 hours preparing for each weekly class. In addition, each student will spend approximately 6 hours working outside the classroom with a small group of fellow students on a practice problem. As an example, this exercise may involve drafting and presenting a hypothetical party’s position on an issue involving cash collateral and/or plan confirmation to a judge in a mock trial format.
The course also includes an open book final examination requiring 3-6 hours to complete which will test the ability of students to work with the Bankruptcy Code and Rules.
A limited number of spaces in the class may be allocated to anyone seeking to audit the course. Those persons auditing the course are expected to attend all classroom sessions subject to the same limitations on excused absences applicable to regular students. Attorneys auditing the course will receive CLE credit for all classes and luncheons for which CLE accreditation is obtained. However, persons auditing the course will not participate in the practice problem exercise, will not take the final examination and will not receive a certificate of course completion from the Inn of Court.
The tuition cost for students including written materials and monthly luncheons is $375. Attorneys employed by governmental agencies may enroll for a total tuition cost of $250. The tuition cost for persons wishing to audit the course (including non-attorney TMA members enrolled through special agreement with the Inn) is $250 plus a separate charge for any monthly luncheons they may choose to attend. Enrollment is limited to no more than two attorneys from any single law firm or agency.
Students that Successfully Complete the Course Will Receive:
- CLE credit
- A workbook containing extensive written materials;
- Three luncheons with members of the Federal bench or prominent practitioners;
- Recognition at an awards banquet
- A certificate of course completion from the Inn of Court.
Demand for this course is expected to be heavy and past sessions have been sold out. As a result, those interested in enrolling should do so without delay. Anyone wishing to enroll must complete the registration form which accompanies this notice and send the form, a copy of their resume including a current email address and their tuition check to:
“John C. Ford American Inn of Court”
c/o Peggy Clewis
1610 Rollinghill Circle
Garland, Texas 75043
A completed Registration Form must be received by December 21, 2012 at 4 p.m. Enrollment will be processed on a “first-come” basis and no registration form will be processed if it is not accompanied by a check for the entire applicable tuition price of the course and a copy of the applicant’s resume. Checks should be made payable to the “John C. Ford American Inn of Court.”