By Richard Marshack:
In January 2013, Ed Hays and I will once again present a program on “Bankruptcy Basics for the Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer” at the 21st Annual MCLE Last Dash & Trade Show Continuing Legal Education Marathon.
The Last Dash event is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2013, and is organized and sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). The event runs all day (7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) and takes place at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. Interested lawyers can check with the OCBA to register or find the Registration form here.
It is always a challenge to present a useful overview of bankruptcy law to non-bankruptcy practitioners in a short time, but we enjoy the process. In fact, we do it in a less formal way all year long. Bankruptcy law frequently intersects with other areas of commercial law so we often assist lawyers who have cases or clients that are impacted by actual or potential insolvency issues. These lawyers need to know enough about bankruptcy and reorganization topics to ask the right questions and to get assistance in their legal matters where appropriate.
During our presentation, Ed and I use written materials in the form of an enhanced outline which we typically make available on our website after the program. And lawyers that have specific questions about their matters or their clients may simply call us any time of the year.
The OCBA is a California State Bar approved provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. The OCBA offers a wide variety of continuing legal education programs including this yearly Last Dash event designed to provide MCLE credit for lawyers who need to complete multiple hours of education prior to an upcoming deadline. The OCBA’s Last Dash programs are always fun and we look forward to our presentation next month.