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One of my favorite benefits of being involved with the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section is the opportunity it provides me to meet and get to know attorneys and judges from across Texas and beyond who I would never have the chance to meet otherwise. While I do enjoy the opportunity to interact with many fantastic consumer bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the Austin area, I would normally not have the opportunity to get to know a corporate bankruptcy attorney in Dallas, a creditor’s attorney in Laredo, a bankruptcy judge in Tyler, a restructuring advisor in Houston, or a trustee from El Paso.

The best opportunity for this type of interaction is coming up quickly – our statewide Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference is taking place at the Fairmont Austin, a beautiful hotel located in downtown Austin, from Wednesday, April 17th through Friday, April 19th. Attorneys, judges, and non-attorney professionals from across Texas will come together not only to enjoy a diverse array of bankruptcy CLE topics, but also to network and relax with nine holes of golf, luxury spa treatments, and several social events. The opening reception, to be held Wednesday evening at Rules & Regs on the 7th floor of the Fairmont, will be spectacular at sunset, and the YLC-sponsored party on Thursday evening at Antone’s, one of Austin’s legendary music venues, should not be missed.

In addition to all of these great opportunities, there will be a chance on Thursday afternoon for groups that don’t normally have the ability to easily gather to meet during the conference – including a presentation for the Woman’s Initiative by Monica Blacker, and a meeting of Inns of Court from across the State.

I personally hope you can join us at this fantastic conference.  Please consider becoming more involved with the Section as well. We will keep you posted as to other events being held this year, including pro bono opportunities, webinars, and other upcoming projects, through the Section’s website. And we look forward to continuing the support of bankruptcy attorneys and professionals through the Section’s work.



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Past events

7 Jun 2019 Austin Bankruptcy Section Judge’s Panel CLE
31 May 2019 "Starting Out Right"- Program for new lawyers
9 May 2019 17th Annual Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course (SBOT)
8 May 2019 DBA section meeting: Construction Law Issues in Bankruptcy
26 Apr 2019 West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association Meeting
17 Apr 2019 2019 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference
10 Apr 2019 Dallas Bar Association – Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section
13 Mar 2019 Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
13 Feb 2019 Dallas Bar Assn. - Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting
17 Jan 2019 Amarillo Bankruptcy Bar Association – CLE & Happy Hour
11 Jan 2019 Northern District of Texas Bench/Bar Conference (District Court)
9 Jan 2019 Dallas Bar Assn. - Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting
14 Dec 2018 Chapter 13 Mini-Seminar
27 Nov 2018 San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association: State of the Western District with Chief Bankruptcy Judge Ronald B. King
26 Nov 2018 Investiture Ceremony for The Honorable Lee Morris
15 Nov 2018 Young Lawyers Committee Annual Evening Reception
15 Nov 2018 37th Annual Jay Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference- Presented by the University of Texas School of Law (or “UT LAW CLE”)
28 Oct 2018 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
22 Oct 2018 San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association: Bankruptcy Case Law Update with Hon. Craig A. Gargotta
16 Oct 2018 Webcast: Handling Your First (or Next) Collection Case (State Bar of Texas)
26 Jul 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference (University of Texas CLE)
22 Jun 2018 Bankruptcy Section Annual Membership Meeting
22 Jun 2018 Bankruptcy Section CLE Program
20 Jun 2018 American College of Bankruptcy- Fifth Circuit Education Committee Luncheon Seminar
8 Jun 2018 Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
11 Apr 2018 Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference