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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Bankruptcy Law Year in Review to be Held at State Bar

The 25th Annual Bankruptcy Year in Review will be held March 5 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 2009, 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.

Speakers include local attorneys Paul M. Fish, David T. Thuma, James A. Askew, Gerald R. Velarde, and Michael K. Daniels. Richard A. Wieland, United States Trustee for Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma; and Jeffrey H. Davidson of Stutman, Treister & Glatt P.C., Los Angeles, California, will present on national developments. In addition, presentations will by made by judicial members of bankruptcy courts, the Hon. James S. Starzynski and the Hon. Robert H. Jacobvitz. Professor Nathalie Martin, University of New Mexico School of Law; Norman H. Meyer Jr., Clerk U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of N.M.; and Kelley L. Skehen, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, round out the program.

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.

The full schedule may be found at

Note: news media are welcome to attend and cover the sessions. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028, of your attendance plans.

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.