25th Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law

February 8, 2018

Location: Doubletree ~ Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN


8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m.

The Most Important Cases of 2018
Professor John M. Czarnetzky
University of Mississippi School of Law

9:30-10:30 a.m.

In re Franchise Servs. of N. Am., Inc.
Blocking Rights in Corporate and LLC Governance
Adam M. Langley, Esq.
Butler Snow, LLP
Memphis, TN

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m.

The Not-So-New Rules for Mortgage Claims in Bankruptcy – The Pitfalls, Evolving Case Law & Need for Punctuality
Spencer Clift, Esq.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Memphis, TN

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.

Convene for Joint Sessions            

Joyce Babin, Chapter 13 Trustee Arkansas
Jeff Collier, Staff Attorney for Locke Barkley, Chapter 13 Trustee, Mississippi
Henry Hildebrand, Chapter 13 Trustee, Middle District of Tennessee
2:00-3:30 p.m. A VIEW FROM THE BENCH: Issues and Concerns of the Bankruptcy Bench

Chief Judge David S. Kennedy, Western District of Tennessee
Chief Judge Jason Woodard, Northern District of Mississippi
Judge Ben Barry, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
Judge George W. Emerson, Western District of Tennessee
Judge Selene Maddox, Northern District of Mississippi

3:30-3:45 p.m. Break
3:45-4:45 p.m. Law, Ethics & The Bankruptcy Practitioner

Hon. William H. Brown (Ret.)
Nashville, TN and Denver, CO

4:45 p.m. Adjourn

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-6738 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.
Pre–registration is encouraged.


Please complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5267, or register using our secure online registration. Registrants will receive additional information with their written confirmation from UM-CLE.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.25 CLE credits including one hour of Ethics. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.


Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

Hotel Accommodations

There is currently no hotel block reserved, but registrants are encouraged to stay at the Doubletree ~ Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN. Other suggestions available upon request – contact Renee at moore@olemiss.edu.

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.