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13th Annual Bankruptcy Forum


The 13th Annual Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Forum will take place April 29 -May 1, 2016, at the beautiful Lodge at Buckberry Creek in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Please make plans now to join us in this wonderful and relaxing setting for an informative and unique presentation of current issues of interest to a wide variety of bankruptcy attorneys. Ten hours of CLE credit are available for this program, including three hours of ethics.

This high-quality program will begin on Friday with presentations on recent bankruptcy case developments in the Sixth Circuit and around the country, discussion of the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and mortgage plan issues. On Saturday, attendees will be organized into small groups with a discussion leader drawn from a faculty of prominent bankruptcy judges. These small group discussions will focus on case problems that bring into focus recent developments in the law and real world problems that bankruptcy practitioners face. The judges will encourage the participants to analyze, discuss, and argue different approaches to the case studies. The program closes on Sunday with a three-hour session devoted to the ethical issues that arise in bankruptcy.

This year's faculty includes four (4) United States Bankruptcy Judges:

Hon. Suzanne Bauknight (Bankr. E.D. of TN); Hon. Paul Bonapfel (Bankr. N.D. of GA); Hon. Keith Lundin (Bankr. M.D. of TN); and Hon. Nicholas Whittenburg (Bankr. E.D. of TN). The faculty also includes Larry Ahern, Michael Bates, Laura Ketcham, Michael McCormick and Kara West.

Judges, lawmakers and law students that are TBA members may attend programming at no charge, but there is a $75 fee to cover meals and the reception for guests that are not registered for the forum.  Book your room reservation now at 865-430-8030 and be sure to ask for the TBA group rate which expires on April 15.

Thank you to our sponsors: 
Butler Snow 
Gentry Tipton & McLemore, P.C.
Miller & Martin PLLC

SAVE MONEY: TBA members receive three hours of TBA CLE programming free with their TBA Complete Membership. You can use those credits to reduce the cost of this program. Not a TBA member, join now to start saving.


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course Information April 29, 2016
  • Registration: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Networking reception: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
April 30, 2016
  • Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
May 01, 2016
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Buckberry Lodge, 961 Campbell Lead Rd.
  • Ethics credit
  • Can use prepaid credits to lower cost
  • Discount for Bankruptcy Law Section members
  • Networking opportunities
Course Credits Dual Credits: 3.00
General Credits: 7.00
Total Credits: 10

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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