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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Annual Bankruptcy Seminar Attracts National Speakers

Albuquerque, N.M.—The 26th Annual Bankruptcy Year in Review will be held March 4 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The State Bar’s Bankruptcy Law Section will co-sponsor this continuing legal education program for interested members of the legal community.

The seminar will focus on developments in case law on bankruptcy issues in 2010, both nationally and locally, with special emphasis on decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico.

Presentations will be made by Hon. James S. Starzynski, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Hon. Robert H. Jacobvitz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Kelley L. Skehen; Jeffrey H. Davidson, Stutman, Treister & Glatt P.C., Los Angeles, CA; James C. Jacobsen, Office of the Attorney General; Manuel Lucero, Office of the Attorney General; and Professor Nathalie Martin, University of New Mexico School of Law.

Speakers also include local attorneys Paul M. Fish, David T. Thuma, Thomas D. Walker; Gerald R. Velarde, Shay E. Meagle, and Charles R. Hughson.

The Bankruptcy Law Section is an active group within the State Bar that works to create opportunities to educate both the public and the legal community about bankruptcy laws, trends, and national developments.

Visit to register and to view the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.