5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference Held in NOLA

Lawyers and judges from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas gathered in New Orleans last month to discuss important developments in bankruptcy.

Highlights of the conference included plenary sessions featuring Ethics, Evidentiary Issues, the Aftermath of the Most Recent Supreme Court Cases, and the State of the Middle Class & the Impact on the U.S. Economy; a luncheon address from Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart; breakout sessions focusing on hot topics in business and consumer bankruptcy practices; and a state-by-state breakfast session.

To quote a few of the participants:  “Always a great conference;” “...The real world discussions with colleagues and judges are so valuable;” “I will be back;” and I liked best the “Relevance of topics & the State specific breakfasts.”

The Planning Committee, led by Conference Co-Chairs The Hon. Stacey G. Jernigan, The Hon. Neil P. Olack and The Hon. Robert Summerhays, provided outstanding guidance and suggestions:  Omar J. Alaniz, Liz Boydston, Michael Cooley, The Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, The Hon. Harlin D. Hale, Jan M. Hayden, Ken Kattner, Aaron Kaufman, The Hon. John W. Kolwe, Debbie Langehennig, Kim Lentz, Christopher R. Maddux, William H. Patrick, III, Andy Phillips, Louis M. Phillips, The Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, Robin Russell, The Hon. Katharine M. Samson, Paul Douglas Stewart, Jr., R. Patrick Vance, William L. Wallander, Sarah Beth Wilson, and The Hon. Jason D. Woodard.

CAIL presents the 5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference every two years.  We look forward to 2020!