9:00 am – 3:30 pm


This exciting, all-day virtual conference will feature a series of educational programs led by New Jersey Bankruptcy Judges and practitioners. The Program Includes:

Plenary Session with the New Jersey Federal Bench

AM Breakout Sessions – Choose from the following topics:

  • Subchapter V
  • Ins and Outs of Confirming a Chapter 11 Plan
  • Recent Bankruptcy Case Decisions
  • Mortgage Forbearance Agreements

PM Breakout Sessions – Choose from the following topics:

  • The Changing Supreme Court
  • Hot Topics in Chapter 13
  • COVID-19 Defenses to Litigation
  • Chapter 11 – Landlord/Tenant Discussion

Plenary Session Judges Roundtable: The View from the New Jersey Bankruptcy Bench

Speakers Include: Hon. Michael A. Chagares, Hon. Brian R. Martinotti, Chief Judge Michael B. Kaplan, Hon. Andrew B. Altenburg, Jr., Hon. Kathryn C. Ferguson, Hon. Rosemary Gambardella, Hon. Christine M. Gravelle, Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, Hon. Vincent F. Papalia, Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, Hon. John K. Sherwood and practitioners. A full list of speakers and details about each session is included in the program.

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6.0 NJ MCLE credits have been requested toward NJ/PA including 1.0 ethics credit and 5.0 CLE credits have been approved toward PA including 1.0 ethics credit. In order to receive proper credit, each attendee is required to complete and submit a CLE Affirmation Form after the program, including filling in the codes provided during the program.