Creditor's Practice, Ethics, Bankruptcy Law

17th Annual Bankruptcy Law Forum


The 17th Annual Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Forum is making a rare fall appearance this year. The forum will take place Sept. 24 - 26, 2021 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Please make plans to join us in this wonderful and relaxing setting for an informative, unique retreat. Ten hours of CLE credit are available for this program, including three hours of ethics. Spots are limited for this in-person program. 

The forum kicks off Friday afternoon with two high-quality CLE sessions. First, there will be an extensive presentation highlighting bankruptcy case law updates. You asked, and we listened! We've extended this session to last for two hours, so attendees are fully updated on developments in commercial and consumer law. The second session will feature an experiences panel of practitioners who will discuss recent developments impacting mortgages in bankruptcies, including new legislation and cases. Included in the cost of the program is a Friday evening networking reception and dinner. Details on location coming soon! Attendees may bring guests for an additional $75. When checking out, please select the number of guests you plan to bring.* 

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 are what set the forum apart from other CLEs. They 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.

 * Please note that this additional guest fee is nonrefundable after September 3.

Law students, legislators and judges may attend this offsite program for a reduced fee of $100.


This year's program will be paperless. The link to view the materials for this program will be emailed to all participants one week prior to the program. It is highly recommended to bring an iPad or computer to view the materials during the program. Alternatively, you can print the materials and bring a hard copy.


There is a room block at the Hilton Garden Inn in Gatlinburg for attendees of the program. Please book your room as soon as possible to ensure you receive the group rate. Any remaining rooms in the room book will be released on Aug. 24.

  • Group Name: TN Bar Association
  • Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg
  • Booking Code: BANK
  • Hotel Phone Number: 865-436-0048
  • Reservation Dates: 9/24/21 – 9/26/21
  • Booking Link: Click Here

What Makes This Program Unique?

  • Weekend retreat
  • Friday evening reception and dinner
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffets
  • Ability to interact with bankruptcy judges in small groups
  • Optional group activities
  • And more!

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Course Pricing
  • Member: 590.00
  • Non-Member: 765.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
  • Judge, etc: 100.00
  • Legislator: 100.00
  • Law Student: 100.00
  • Section: 560.00
Additional Costs
  • Guests: Friday Dinner Guest: 75.00 each (optional)
Registration on or after Sep. 3, 2021, will incur a LATE FEE of $75.00
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information September 24, 2021
  • Registration: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Networking reception: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
September 25, 2021
  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
September 26, 2021
  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
  • Weekend Retreat
  • Discount for Bankruptcy Law Section Members
  • Can Use Prepaid Credits to Lower Cost
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Earn Up to 10 CLE Hours
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.