Annual Convention

NACBA’s Virtual Convention

MAY 13 & 14 and MAY 20 & 21, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Each Day

CLE Accredited

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In light of on-going developments with COVID-19 and after thoughtful discussions with our Board of Directors and several dedicated NACBA volunteer members, NACBA has decided to move our 2021 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida to a fully on-line, virtual experience that will take place on Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14, Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21, 2021. Each day, (11:00 AM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern) will feature 4-5 hours of on-line bankruptcy professional development including ethics. We believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our national audience and we are excited that a virtual event makes it possible to broaden the learning opportunities and engagement with the consumer bankruptcy profession at this time.

Attendees will be able to participate virtually in vital conversations around bankruptcy and other areas of related focus within the profession. Networking is a cornerstone of our annual event and attendees will be able to partake in interactive and engaging experiences through post session zoom conferences from the comfort and safety of their home or office.

The virtual convention agenda will now be spread out over two weeks with shorter 4-5-hour days to ensure that content is delivered in more digestible segments. Best of all, plenaries and breakout sessions will be easily accessible on-demand for convention attendees to view at their own convenience. Please note, all sessions will be applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, both substantive and ethics. While each state has its own set of requirements for on-line CLE, we will post accreditation from individual states on the convention homepage. The virtual convention days are offered a la carte so you can choose which days you want to attend virtually and earn CLE credit. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.

Please note, while this may be disappointing to many of you who were planning to attend and or who have already been vaccinated, the safety of all NACBA Convention attendees remains our highest priority. With a changing landscape across the United States regarding COVID-19, we wanted to ensure members from all 50 states can safely travel to the convention location and participate in a comfortable environment. As state regulations are relaxed and more importantly, vaccine distribution expands, the NACBA in-person event experience is set to return November 30 to December 3, 2021 at the Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii. NACBA has secured significantly discounted hotel rates at this award-winning hotel on the stunning island of Kauai. We hope to see you in November at this Members-Only event. Mahalo.

Educate. Advocate. Litigate.


NACBA’s Virtual Convention will be accredited for continuing legal education credits. State approval and number of credits will be posted/ updated to this page as approvals are received. Attendees will receive certificate of completion. Check back for updates.


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11:00-12:15 Caselaw Update: This session will discuss the major Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions in the past twelve months that affect the practice of bankruptcy law.
12:15-12:25 Break
12:25-1:40 Hot Topics and Trends To Monitor in a Consumer Bankruptcy Practice: This session will discuss decisions in the lower federal courts that may rise to circuit or national precedent.
1:40-1:50 Break
1:50-3:20 Ethics: Improve and grow your practice by reaching out to a multi-cultural client base.
The session will discuss the advantages and methods to run a law firm which reaches a
multi-cultural client base and has a multi-cultural staff. Learn how to structure a
practice around a multi-cultural client base, to appreciate diversity, and to
communicate and advertise to a diverse population.
3:20-4:00 Zoom Breakout Discussion of Today’s Sessions

11:00-12:15 Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel
The panel will discuss the current state of the law and trends concerning res judicata and collateral estoppel, what you can do to identify and address these issues, and important advice to give to every client.
12:15-12:25 Break
12:25-1:40 Taxes in Bankruptcy: A review of the rules and process to determine whether the tax
is dischargeable, when to file the bankruptcy, and new trends concerning tax before
the bankruptcy court.
1:40-1:50 Break
1:50-3:20 Criminal Law and Bankruptcy
The panel will review two intersections of criminal law and bankruptcy including
avoiding and dealing with the 5th Amendment bar on self-incrimination, and a review
of what fines and tickets can be discharged in chapter 7 vs. chapter 13.
3:20-4:00 Zoom Breakout Discussion of Today’s Sessions

11:00-12:15 Making More From Your Cases and Best Representation of our Clients
Bankruptcy Litigation: Reviewing the most common litigation moneymakers in
bankruptcy court: automatic stay and discharge injunction violations under Sections
362 and 524 of the Bankruptcy Code as well as violations of Rule 3002.1 for failure to
provide required notices relating to claims secured by real property. Learn how the
new Taggart contempt standard affects how best to develop, plead, and prove your
12:15-12:25 Break
12:25-1:40 Adding Tax Resolution to your Practice: This session will discuss how to supplement your practice and to assist your clients in resolving tax issues including Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, Negotiations, Tax Appeals and Tax Court.
1:40-1:50 Break
1:50-3:20 Ethics Death and Bankruptcy: Planning for the Unplanned
When the Attorney/Trustee/Client Dies or Becomes Incapacitated: How to develop a
plan that complies with state bar rules, UST, duties, etc. in the event you become
unable to practice (temporarily or permanent). The panel will also discuss the issues
that arise when your client dies or becomes incapacitated including Rule 1016
Motions to Continue Administration.
3:20-4:00 Zoom Breakout Discussion of Today’s Sessions

FRIDAY, May 21, 2021
11:00-12:15 Making Money in Lean Times
The panel will discuss the current state of affairs in the consumer bankruptcy practice
and suggestions to increase your clientele, improve your practice and increase
revenue in lean times.
12:15-12:25 Break
12:25-1:40 Litigating an Adversary Proceeding or a Contested Matter in Bankruptcy Court:
Follow the experts as they show you how to litigate a contested matter taking you
through a typical home or car valuation hearing, including discovery, evidentiary
issues and cross examination of experts.
1:40-1:50 Break
1:50-3:20 Life After Discharge for Your Clients and your Firm:
This is the 32,000-foot overview of some things you may initiate and investigate with
your clients once the discharge order is entered. This is by no means an all-
encompassing blueprint of what you should do but rather the purpose of this
exercise is to have you think about ways to assist your client post-petition including
enforcing the discharge.
The ultimate goal is to turn your client into a referral source because of the job you
did pre and post-bankruptcy along with identifying and litigating potential causes of
action that will benefit your client and your firm.
3:20-4:00 Zoom Breakout Discussion of Today’s Sessions

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