Bankruptcy Skills Workshop

Bankruptcy Skills Workshop

Friday, August 7, 2020

The 30th BANKRUPTCY SKILLS WORKSHOP (Virtual) presents useful basics on consumer bankruptcy practice in the Southern District of Florida. Join the Conversation: #BSWMiami

Who Should Attend?

Regardless of your level of bankruptcy experience, the Bankruptcy Skills Workshop offers useful information on local practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. The program focuses on where the practice of consumer bankruptcy is going and more complex issues that arise. Panels this year include a Subchapter V and Court Update & Technology.

Friday, August 7, 2020 
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Zoom link will be provided.

2.0 general CLE credits, including 1 in ethics and 1 in technology, pending approval by The Florida Bar

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Schedule, Topics, Speakers

9:05 am – 10:00 am - Using the new Small Business Reorganization Act

Topics include: Examination of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) and its ramifications for small businesses under Chapter 11
Panel discussion featuring: Grace Robson, Esq, counsel for the Debtor, Maria Yip, a Subchapter V Trustee, Nancy J. Gargula, the United States Trustee for regions 10 and 21
Moderated by: Andrew Dawson, Judge A. Jay Cristol Professor of Bankruptcy Law and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Miami Law

10:00 am – 11:00 am - Updated Court Procedures and the Court’s Use of Technology in Response to COVID-19

Topics include: An outline of the changes to the clerk’s procedures and CM/ECF to accommodate social distancing and reduce the risk of exposure. Overview of how telephonic and video technology in the courtrooms have allowed for cases to move forward. Practice tips for better advocacy using technology.
Discussion featuring: Joe Falzone, Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Judge Mindy Mora and Judge Eric P. Kimball of Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division.


Registration fees support the Louis Phillips Scholarship Fund.
We look forward to you joining us in the 30th Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop.

General Registration: $50.00


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Steering Committee

The Hon. A. Jay Cristol, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Emeritus, Southern District of Florida; Barbara L. Phillips, Esq., Jerry M. Markowitz, Esq., Kelly K. Roberts, Esq., and Daniel N. Gonzalez, Esq.

All proceeds from the Workshop will benefit the Louis Phillips Scholarship Fund at the University of Miami School of Law.

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