Total Credits: 6.0 MCLE, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 6.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 - 09:00a to 03:45p CST - Columbia, Missouri
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Moderator: Hon. Dennis R. Dow, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri
8:30 – 9:00 AM | Registration
9:00 – 9:50 AM | Case Law Update & Current Developments
Speaker: Hon. Dennis R. Dow and Nicolette L. Robovsky, Pletz & Reed, PC, Jefferson City
9:50 – 10:05 AM | Break
10:05 – 10:55 AM | Stay Violations & Discharge Injunctions – post Taggart
Speakers: Rachel L. Foley, Foley Law, PC, Independence; Jonathan D. Nicol, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP, Kansas City
10:55 – 11:45 AM | New Bankruptcy Legislation
Speakers: John C. Reed, Pletz & Reed, PC, Jefferson City; Adam E. Miller, Office 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: Margaret “Meg” Reuter, Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Field Placement Programs, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City; Sharon L. Stolte, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, Kansas City
1:50 – 2:40 PM | Chapter 13 Issues
Speakers: Joseph C. Jeppson VI, Jeppson Law Office, LLC, Kansas City; Lisa C. Billman, SouthLaw, PC, Overland Park, KS
2:40 – 2:55 PM | Break
2:55 – 3:45 PM | #MeToo, Bias & Bullying
Speaker: Hon. Cynthia A. Norton, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri, Kansas City
3:45 PM | Adjourn
Hon. Dennis Dow, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri, appointed 11/10/03, and reappointed 11/10/17.
He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy; a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference; a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and chairs the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.
Nicolette Robovsky is an associate at Pletz and Reed, P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri where she practices primarily consumer bankruptcy law. She is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Illinois Bar and has practiced bankruptcy law in the Western District of Missouri and the Northern District of Illinois. She received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL and her B.A. from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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