To claim CLE credit, view by: December 6, 2023
Through December 31, 2023, Minnesota-licensed attorneys can satisfy continuing legal education requirements by viewing and reporting up to 30 credits of on demand programming. Effective the first reporting period after January 1, 2024, there is no limit. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.
Originally presented: December 7, 2021 | Course length: 6.0 hours
This seminar is specially tailored for attorneys who practice any practice area who want to learn about bankruptcy law. Regardless of the type of practice area you specialize in, you may have clients who are either contemplating bankruptcy, going through one, or have come out of liquidation. This course will provide an overview of the various Chapters and types of bankruptcies available to individuals and businesses. In addition, learn about the role of a Chapter 7 trustee. Also, hear from Chief Judge Ridgway, Judge Fisher, and Court of Clerk Tricia Pepin on how the Bankruptcy Court works and operates. Furthermore, understand the key creditor and debtor issues in bankruptcy. Adding further, learn about common intersections between bankruptcy and other areas of the law and relevant updates in bankruptcy law as well.
Don't miss this excellent opportunity to learn about bankruptcy and how it can impact your clients and your practice.
Bankruptcy 101: Understanding Bankruptcy Concepts, Chapters, Terms, and the Players in a Bankruptcy Case (15 MINUTES)
In this overview session, Ronald Lundquist will discuss the main concepts, statutory chapters, bankruptcy terms, and the players involved in bankruptcy. Having this foundation will help you navigate and understand how the following seminar session topics align in the world of bankruptcy.
– Ronald J. Lundquist
How Bankruptcy Impacts the Civil Litigator, Business Law/Transactional Attorney, and Real Estate Attorney (30 MINUTES)
Whether you practice in civil litigation, business or real estate law, bankruptcy can impact both your business and individual clients. Learn the big picture implications of how your client may be impacted if they are contemplating, in the process, or coming out of bankruptcy. This session will help connect the dots for non-practitioners on how bankruptcy can play a role in these different practice areas.
– Erik A. Ahlgren & Sarah C. Duffy
Introduction to Chapter 7 – The Liquidation Bankruptcy for Individuals (45 MINUTES)
This session will provide an overview of Chapter 7 which is the main vehicle for individuals to liquidate through bankruptcy. Learn the main steps of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy from initial client meeting to discharge. Understand what income, expenses, and assets come into play, what the Means Test is, main creditor issues and preferences, fraudulent conveyances, timing of case filings, automatic stays, case administration, working with the court and the Trustees, and the difference between discharge vs. dismissal.
– Gregory J. Wald
Introduction to Chapter 13 – The Reorganization Bankruptcy for Individuals (45 MINUTES)
This session will provide an overview of what a Chapter 13 bankruptcy entails. Learn about the basic process of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy from filing to confirmation to discharge. Understand the most common reasons for entering a Chapter 13. Also gain familiarity with some of the concepts associated with Chapter 13s such as best interest, best efforts, and feasibility. Lean about proofs of claims, plan modifications, conversions, hardship discharges, dismissals and discharges.
– Jeffrey M. Bruzek & Kristen M. Whelchel
Introduction to Chapter 11, Subchapter 5, and Chapter 12 – The Bankruptcy for Businesses and Farms (45 MINUTES)
This session will provide an overview of Chapter 11, Subchapter 5, and Chapter 12 which are the main vehicles for businesses and farms to liquidate through bankruptcy. Learn about the main stages, potential implications, and pitfalls for each of these types of bankruptcies.
– Samuel Calvert & Mary F. Sieling
A Day in the Life of a Chapter 7 Trustee (50 MINUTES)
Hear from Chapter 7 Trustee Julia Christians on what role the trustee serves during a bankruptcy proceeding. Learn the basics of how a trustee administers the case, how a trustee works with creditors and debtors, along with other issues such as exemptions, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, and much more.
– Julia A. Christians
The Tapestry of the Bankruptcy Court: Weaving Together the Roles of the Judges, the Clerk, and the Threads You Need to Know as a Bankruptcy Non-Specialist (50 MINUTES)
– Chief Judge Michael E. Ridgway, Judge William J. Fisher, & Tricia Pepin (Clerk of Court)
– Ronald Lundquist (moderator)
Does Unsecured Mean Out of Luck? What Creditors Need to Know (45 MINUTES)
This seminar will provide a high-level overview of how a claim is asserted in bankruptcy, the priority or order in which claims are paid if money is available, and which claims may survive bankruptcy. Finally, we will address seeking relief from the automatic stay to recover against property or third parties.
– Karl J. Johnson & Yuka Shiotani
4 Common Intersections Between Bankruptcy and Other Practice Areas and 2 Bankruptcy Practice Updates (45 MINUTES)
– Matthew Tande & Elaine D.W. Wise
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Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.