Due to health and safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference will be offered in a new format this year. In order to ensure that our members are able to safely obtain the required twelve CLE hours, our conference will be divided into two separate events: 

  1. On August 13, 2020 there will be a virtual one-day conference offered in real- time that will cover six CLE hours, including one hour of ethics. The agenda and schedule for the virtual seminar is available here, and the session materials may be downloaded from the following links:
    • The CARES Act and the Bankruptcy Code—Dwayne M. Murray
    • Can Student Loans Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?—Bruce Grohsgal and Bob Byrd
    • Insurance Issues Relevant to Corporate Bankruptcies—Adrian Azer
    • Legal Ethics & Bankruptcy Practice—Michael Downey
    • An Overview of Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code and Case Law Update—Craig M. Geno
    • The Benefits and Considerations of Courtroom Technology to the Bankruptcy Practitioner—Stephen Grant
  2. We hope to have an in-person seminar on November 12, 2020 in Jackson, MS to offer an additional six CLE hours. This second seminar will resemble a shortened version of our normal gathering but will depend on the health and safety guidelines in place at that time. 

We hope that everyone will be able to attend both events. 

While the conference will not be held in Biloxi this year, we will return to the Beau Rivage for the 2021 conference. 


Kim Bowling and Drew Norwood
Chairpersons, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference 2020