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Onsite Program

2020 Annual Bankruptcy Practice Institute - Springfield

Total Credits: 6.0 MCLE, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 6.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Bankruptcy |  Civil Practice & Procedure |  Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Tax
6 Hours 45 Minutes
Not Applicable
Springfield, Missouri
Available Dates:

Fri, Mar 27, 2020 - 09:00a to 03:45p CDT - Springfield, Missouri


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8:30 – 9:00 AM | Registration 

9:00 – 9:50 AM | Case Law Update & Current Developments 
Speakers: Hon. Cynthia A. NortonU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of MissouriShari K. Groce DeArmonGroce & DeArmon, PC, Springfield 

9:50 – 10:05 AM | Break 

10:05 – 10:55 AM | Stay Violations & Discharge Injunctions – post Taggart
Speakers: Rachel L. FoleyFoley Law, PC, Independence; Jonathan D. NicolBryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP, Kansas City

10:55 – 11:45 AM | New Bankruptcy Legislation 
Speakers: John C. ReedPletz & Reed, PC, Jefferson City; Sherri L. WattenbargerOffice of the United States Trustee, Western District, Kansas City 

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch | included with program

1:00 – 1:50 PM | Advocacy Skills 
Speakers: Hon. Donald E. Burrell, Jr.Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Springfield; Sharon L. StolteSandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, Kansas City

1:50 – 2:40 PM | Chapter 13 Issues 
Speakers: Joseph C. Jeppson VIJeppson Law Office, LLC, Kansas City; Lisa C. BillmanSouthLaw, PC, Overland Park, KS     

2:40 – 2:55 PM | Break 

2:55 – 3:45 PM | #MeToo, Bias & Bullying   
Speaker: Hon. Cynthia A. Norton   

3:45 PM | Adjourn 


Hon. Cynthia Norton's Profile

Hon. Cynthia Norton Related seminars and products: 2

United States Courthouse

Hon. Cynthia A. Norton received her law degree in 1984. She was appointed to the bench on February 1, 2013. She is the recipient of the Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award, and the Robert L. Gernon Award for Outstanding Contribution to CLE.

Jonathon Nicol's Profile

Jonathon Nicol Related seminars and products: 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Jonathon Nicol practices in the Commercial Disputes and the Employment and Labor groups, and is part of the firm’s Appellate Group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and business disputes before state and federal courts from pre-trial assessments through trial and appeal. Mr. Nicol’s litigation experience includes all aspects of the litigation process, including case strategy, discovery and depositions, dispositive motion practice, court hearings and oral arguments, jury and bench trials, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a nationwide appellate practice.


John Reed's Profile

John Reed Related seminars and products: 3

Pletz & Reed, P.C.

John Reed is a stockholder in Pletz and Reed, P.C., Jefferson City. He has served on the Bankruptcy Panel of Trustees for the Western District of Missouri since 1992. He is a 2012 recipient of the Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice Award.

Sherri Wattenbarger Related seminars and products: 1

U.S. Trustee's Office, Western Dist. of Missouri

Hon. Donald E. Burrell's Profile

Hon. Donald E. Burrell Related seminars and products: 1

Missouri Court of Appeals

Hon. Donald E. Burrell received his B.S. in Finance from Southwest Missouri State University 1982, and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1991. He practiced at Morrison & Hecker, clerked for U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil, and was a sole practitioner. He was elected Circuit Judge in 1998 and appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2007.

Sharon Stolte's Profile

Sharon Stolte Related seminars and products: 3

Sandberg Phonix & Von Gontard P.C.

Managing Attorney of the Kansas City office, Sharon Stolte brings more than 25 years of experience in business and commercial litigation. Sharon’s legal practice focuses on bankruptcy. She has represented creditors in all aspects of creditor rights litigation, claim objection litigation, collateral realization, mechanic liens, collections, foreclosures and replevin litigation.

Joseph Jeppson, VI's Profile

Joseph Jeppson, VI Related seminars and products: 3


Jeppson Law Office, LLC

Joe Jeppson is a consumer bankruptcy attorney who has been representing debtors under Chapter 7 and 13 since 2007. He has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and has been owned and operated the Jeppson Law Office since 2011.

Lisa Billman's Profile

Lisa Billman Related seminars and products: 3

South Law PC

Lisa Billman received her BSEd from the University of Missouri, and her J.D. from the University of Kansas. Upon graduation, she practiced at a small litigation firm. She has specialized in consumer bankruptcy law since 2014. Ms. Billman is admitted in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and the District of Nebraska.

Cancellation Policy

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