Creditor's Practice, Ethics, Bankruptcy Law

19th Annual Bankruptcy Law Forum


***Pre-registration for this program has ended. If you would like to inquire about late registration, please email Chelsea Bennett at***

After many years of hosting the Bankruptcy Law Forum in Gatlinburg, we are excited to announce that the 19th Annual TBA Bankruptcy Law Forum will take place in Chattanooga! Join us April 12-14 for an informative, unique weekend retreat. The program is structured so that attendees have free time to either explore the mountains of Southeast Tennessee or the vibrant and scenic downtown area nestled along the Tennessee River. Included in the cost of the program is a Saturday evening networking reception and dinner. Attendees may bring guests for an additional $85. When checking out, please select the number of guests you plan to bring. Ten hours of CLE credit are available for this program, including three hours of ethics.*

The forum kicks off Friday afternoon with three hours of high-quality CLE sessions. The first session will feature two Chapter 13 trustees who will highlight differences between their areas and highlight current issues in Chapter 13 cases. Learn about recent developments impacting mortgages in bankruptcies in the second session. Next, attendees will enjoy an hour long presentation highlighting bankruptcy case law updates, and the day will end with a 30-minute overview on the new amendments to Article 9 of the UCC.

On Saturday, attendees will enjoy breakfast and then be organized into small groups with discussion leaders drawn from a faculty of prominent bankruptcy judges from across the state of Tennessee. These small group discussions are what set the forum apart from other bankruptcy law programs. They will focus on eight case problems, five consumer and three with a commercial focus, 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.

Following breakfast, the program closes on Sunday with a three-hour session devoted to the ethical issues that arise in bankruptcy. 

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

Not a Bankruptcy Law Section member? Join the section for additional savings and benefits.


This year's program will be paperless. The link to view the materials for this program will be emailed to all participants at least one week prior to the program. It is highly recommended to review the case problems in advance and 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 Westin Chattanooga for attendees of the program. Please book your room as soon as possible to ensure you receive the group rate of $199 per night. The last day to book is Thursday, March 14. Book your group rate for the Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Forum

* Please note that the Bankruptcy Law Forum and the additional guest fee are nonrefundable after March 22. Please contact with any questions. 


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Course Information April 12, 2024
  • Registration: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Networking break: 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Schedule: 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
April 13, 2024
  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Networking break: 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Schedule: 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Networking reception: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
April 14, 2024
  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Schedule: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Networking break: 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Schedule: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Chattanooga, TN
The Westin Chattanooga (801 Pine St, Chattanooga, TN 37402)
  • Weekend Retreat
  • Saturday Reception & Dinner with the Judges & Attendees
  • Small Group Learning
  • Discount for Bankruptcy Section Members
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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