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CLE - 25th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Omni Parker House - 60 School Street, Boston, MA


The Boston Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section celebrates the 25th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference. We are bringing the program back to the historic Omni Parker House, the site of the first Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference.

An annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2015 beyond.

Program Agenda

  • Chief Judge Melvin S. Hoffman will kick us off with the State of the District
  • Estoppel Concepts - A focus on Judicial and Equitable Estoppel, as well as update the 2008 presentation on Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel.
    Hon. Frank J. Bailey
    Leslie F. Su, Esq.
    Natalie B. Sawyer, Esq.
  • Exemption Update - Overview of recent cases over the past year.
    Hon.William C. Hillman
    Kate Nicholson, Esq.
    David Koha, Esq.
    D. Ethan Jeffrey, Esq. 
  • The High-Profile Case: Life in a Fishbowl
    Hon. Henry J. Boroff 
    James M. Lynch, Esq.
    Keri Wintle, Esq.
  • Looking Back (to the Future) - Substantive comparison of the past and future in the world of Bankruptcy Law.  
    Hon. Joan N. Feeney
    Hon. James F. Queenan, Jr. (Ret.)
    Michael J. Pappone, Esq.

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail reception following the panel presentations.

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $225.00*
Non-Member - $265.00*
BBA Member: Legal Services/ Government - $95.00*
Law Student Registration - $60.00

*If you are a first-time attendee, you are eligible to receive a 50% discount of your registration. This discount is not available to those registering at the law student rate.

Ambassador's Program
New Lawyers and law students are invited to join senior members of the Bankruptcy Section for a special pre-conference reception.
New lawyer first-time conference attendees can pre-register and get 50% off of their conference sign-up fee, and law student registration is just $60.00! Contact us for more information.

Refunds & Cancellations
Please note that refunds will only be allowed for cancellation notices received at least 48 hours before the program. Non-attendees who have pre-registered will recieve an audio recording of the program as well as the complete digital copy of the materials.

Accomodations & Assistance
We strive to make our programs accessible to all attendees, including those with disabilities. Please contact us  in advance of the program for arrangements.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Jacqueline Querubin


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