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2019 Bankruptcy Section CLE
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8/8/2019 to 8/9/2019
When: August 8-9, 2019
Where: Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
200 S. Pattee Street
Missoula, Montana  59802
United States
Contact: Meagan Gallagher
(406) 447-2206

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2019 Bankruptcy Section CLE 

-Approved for 10.5 (Including .75) Ethics Credits



Thursday a.m.


Registration/Continental Breakfast


Introduction and Welcome


Case Law Update

Hon. Jim Haines


Chapter 13 Case Update—
Hot Topics (The Law)

Hon. John Gustafson


Chapter 13 Student Loan Issues

Tara Twomey


Chapter 13 Practice Pointers—Trustee and Bench Perspectives (The Practical)

Hon. Brian Lynch & Robert Drummond

Thursday p.m.



Hon. Dana Christensen, State of the District


What’s At Stake in the Weinstein Company Bankruptcy?

Melissa Jacoby


Takata Bankruptcy

Mark Freedlander


ESOP & Bankruptcy—Issues Encountered in Darby Lumber, Tidymans, Vanns

Richard Samson, John Amsden and Mike Black


Veterans Law

Hon. Colleen Herrington


U.S. Trustee Program

Greg Garvin & Brett Cahoon


Bankruptcy Section Meeting


Ticketed Reception and Dinner—
Florence Hotel Governor’s Room

111 N. Higgins Ave. #1

Friday a.m.


MT Economic Outlook

Bureau of Business & Economic Research, ABIII School of Law


UM Extern Showcase– Practical Information You Can Use Everyday

Hon. Benjamin Hursh & Tyler Morgan




Pleadings, Proposed Orders—Dos & Don’ts

Hon. Benjamin Hursh


Judges Panel

Hon. Jim Haines, Hon. John Gustafson, Hon. Brian Lynch, Hon. Benjamin Hursh



·Hon. Dana Christensen, Chief Judge, US District Court, Dist. Of MT

·Hon. Jim Haines (Retired) Chief Judge, US Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of   ME

·Hon. Brian Lynch, Chief Judge, US Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of  WA

·Hon. John Gustafson, US Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of OH

·Hon. Colleen Herrington, Bozeman Municipal Court, MT

·Hon. Benjamin Hursh, US Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of MT

·John Amsden, Esq., Beck & Amsden, PLLC, Bozeman, MT

·Michael Black, Esq., Beck & Amsden, PLLC, Bozeman, MT

·Brett Cahoon, Esq., Office of The United States Trustee, Boise, ID

·Robert Drummond, Esq., Chapter 13 Trustee, Great Falls, MT

·Mark Freedlander, Esq., McGuireWoods, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

·Gregory Garvin, Esq., Office of The United States Trustee, Denver,   CO

·Melissa Jacoby, Esq., University of North Carolina School of Law   Chapel Hill, NC

·Richard Samson Esq., Christian Samson Law, Missoula, MT

·Tara Twomey, Executive Director, National Consumer Bankruptcy       Rights Center, Carmel, CA

·Dr. Bryce Ward, ABMJ Consulting, Missoula, MT


The seminar is at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
 200 S. Pattee Street, Missoula, MT

A limited number of rooms have been blocked; please make your RESERVATIONS BEFORE July 8th, 2019 to get the discount price of $149+ tax.
You may call the hotel at 1-406-721-8550 and reference State Bar of Montana.   


Registration & Pricing:

PRICE A         for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                         other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B          for attorneys practicing under five years and

                         members of the State Bar Bankruptcy & Paralegal Sections.


                                                                     Price A    Price B

Early Registration Paid by July 1:                  $385         $360

Paid after July 1:                                            $410          $385


First Time Registrants  50% off.
Use promo code: 50COUPON2019

Optional Reception/Dinner:  $40.00/Person


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days.
No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar.  Cancellations or substitutions may be made by calling 406-447-2206.