Whether you practice on the consumer or commercial side and whether you represent debtors or creditors, this is a unique opportunity to hear from the bankruptcy bench in the Middle District. The judges discuss their personal preferences and peeves and give you practical insight into the procedures and practices you should follow when appearing before them. They answer your questions on procedural issues and share advice that will help make your court appearances run more smoothly. See why past presentations of this program have won rave reviews from your colleagues.
Specific topics include:
Affect of recent state court judicial scandals on judge`s deference to state court decisions
Ex parte communication with judge`s staff
Mediation in bankruptcy cases -- when is it appropriate?
Limits of representation, withdrawal of counsel, bundling of services
Motions to extend automatic stay
Motions to sell property
Proposed amendments to local rules and revisions to model Chapter 13 plan
Reaffirmation agreements and reaffirmation hearings
Hon. Mary D. France, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg