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School of Law to Host 21st Annual HCBA Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference

Published: October 26, 2022 | Categories: Law, All News

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Legal papers for filing for Bankruptcy

Western New England University (WNE) School of Law's Institute for Legislative and Government Affairs and the Hampden County Bar Association (HCBA) will present the 21st Annual western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the WNE School of Law 1215 Wilbraham Road in Springfield.

Conference topics will include:
The State of the District
Honorable Christopher J. Panos, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Worcester

Bankruptcy Appeals - Traps for the Unwary
Leslie C. Storm, Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit

Introduction of Electronically Stored Evidence and Impeachment Issues at Trial
Honorable Elizabeth D. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Springfield
Jonathan M. Horne, Esq., Murtha Cullina
Kate Nicholson, Esq., Nicholson, PC
Andrea M. O'Connor, Esq. L'10, Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law, PC
Christina M. Turgeon, Esq.'98/L'01, Law Office of Christina M. Turgeon

Case Law Update
Rachel Fancy, Esq. L'22, Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law, PC

How to Value Real Estate Interests in an Evolving Market
Robert E. Girvan, III, Esq., Weiner Law Firm, PC
George Roumeliotis, Esq. L'93, Roumeliotis Law Group

Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 28. HCBA members are encouraged to join the conference for only $25.00 (non-HCBA members, $35.00). Law school students are welcome to attend at no charge. Register at Law School students may contact the HCBA Office at (413) 732-4660 or email to receive complimentary registration.

The Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs at Western New England University hosts a wide variety of programming including seminars, workshops, and legislative hearings. The Institute serves as a resource for alumni, state and local officials, and practicing attorneys who are interested in a variety of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs, and offers occasional opportunities for student engagement.

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