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The practice of bankruptcy law, collections and other debtor/creditor matters can be tricky and fraught with peril. This seminar is intended to educate those attorneys who do not practice in this area about bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law so they can avoid mistakes and recognize when they are in need of additional assistance. This course will provide a basic understanding of bankruptcy law and concepts, an understanding of the common matters that will confront the non-bankruptcy practitioner, and a general idea of when they will need assistance.

The seminar will cover the most common areas of practice where a non-bankruptcy practitioner may encounter bankruptcy matters: divorce, collections and personal injury matters. Also, the seminar will cover issues related to other federal statutes including the FDCPA, RESPA and the CFPB, which are implicated in collection actions and can trip up the unwary professional.

This seminar is an intermediate level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sean P. Markham

9:00 a.m. General Overview of Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law
John G. Tamasitis, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP – Columbia

9:50 a.m. Family Law and Bankruptcy Law
Jason M. Ward, The Law Office of Jason M. Ward, LLC – Simpsonville

10:45 a.m. Collections in Bankruptcy and Other Federal Statutes You Need to Know About
Dave A. Maxfield, Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC – Columbia
Sean P. Markham, Markham Law Firm, LLC – Charleston

11:45 a.m. Ethical Concerns to Watch for in Bankruptcy
Jason M. Ward, The Law Office of Jason M. Ward, LLC – Simpsonville
Sean P. Markham, Markham Law Firm, LLC – Charleston

12:45 p.m. Adjourn                 

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1 p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.


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