Schedule of Events

1:00pm - 6:30pm | Lobby Alcove
Conference Registration Desk Open
3:00pm - 5:00pm | Grand Sierra Foyer
Exhibits Setup
3:00pm - 5:00pm | Alpine A
California Bankruptcy Forum Board of Directors Meeting
5:00pm - 5:30pm | Alpine A
California Bankruptcy Journal Board of Directors Meeting
5:30pm - 6:30pm | Spa Deck (Outdoors)
CBF & CBJ Board of Directors, Sponsors & Exhibitors Welcome Reception
Thursday Evening
Open for Private Entertaining
8:00am - 6:00pm | Lobby Alcove
Conference Registration Desk Open
8:00am - 11:00am | Grand Sierra Foyer
Exhibits Setup
9:00am - 10:00am | Granite Chief
California Bankruptcy Journal Editorial Board Meeting
9:00am - 11:00am | Tinkers Knob
Insolvency Law Committee Board Meeting
9:30am - 10:30am | Alpine AB
Elimination of Bias - 1 Hour Elimination of Bias Credit (Pending)
Time for a New Trail: Confronting the Blaze of Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault in Our Society
10:45am - 11:45am | Alpine AB
Ethics Program - 1 Hour Ethics Credit (Pending)
Who’s Your Client and What Should You Do? Navigating the Right Path When You Receive Competing Instructions or Instructions with Questionable Motives
11:00am - 6:00pm | Grand Sierra Foyer
Exhibits Open
11:45am - 12:30pm | Grand Sierra Ballroom
Lunch Service and Welcome Announcements
12:30pm - 1:30pm | Grand Sierra Ballroom
General Session Panel #1
Climbing the Peak of Appellate Victory” Best Practices before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
1:30pm - 2:15pm | Grand Sierra Ballroom
Judges’ Roundtable
Participants will have a unique opportunity to discuss best practices and hot topics with regard to admissibility of evidence, objections to evidence, and evidentiary issues on appeal, as well as other topics of practical interest.
2:15pm - 2:45pm | Grand Sierra Foyer
Coffee Break
2:45pm - 3:45pm | Grand Sierra Ballroom
General Session Panel #2
The Role and Importance of Financial Advisors and Investment Bankers in Ensuring a Successful Climb Out of the Valley of Debt
3:45pm - 4:00pm | Grand Sierra Foyer
Stretch Break and Announcements
4:00pm - 5:00pm | Grand Sierra Ballroom
General Session Panel #3
Debate Night: Mining for Gold in Recent Bankruptcy Cases
5:00pm - 6:00pm | Grand Sierra Foyer
Insolvency Law Committee Reception
7:30am - 12:00pm | Grand Sierra Foyer
Exhibits Open
7:30am - 1:30pm | Lobby Alcove
Conference Registration Desk Open
7:30am - 8:30am | Grand Sierra Ballroom
Breakfast and Announcements
8:30am - 9:30am | Grand Sierra Ballroom
Concentration Round Two: Hosted by Judge Bluebond
9:30am - 10:00am | Alpine AB
Stretch Break & Move Room Locations
10:00am -11:30am | Granite Chief
Beginners Guide to Using a Compass Class & Scavenger Hunt – Optional Kids & Guest Activity
10:00am - 11:15am | Alpine AB
Keynote Speaker
Cara Hale Alter, Author of the Credibility Code
11:15am -12:15pm | Alpine AB
Judges’ Roundtable
It’s Your Turn to Crack the Code: Use the skills of the Creditability Code to provide a compelling argument to the presiding judge at your table during our lively roundtable activity.
12:30pm - 3:45pm | Emigrant Peak
Pre-registration req'd for luncheon
Young Insolvency Professionals (YIP) Program
- Keynote Luncheon: Hon. M. Elaine Hammond – The Peaks of Practice
- Excellence
- Discovery 101: Basics of Discovery for the Young Professional
- How to Build a National Practice from California
1:30pm - 5:00pm | Monument Peak
All Attendees Welcome
Consumer Bankruptcy Program
- Debtor Schedules & Full Disclosure
- Section 724 and Priority Non-dischargeable Debt
- Jacobsen Revisited
1:30pm - 5:30pm | Gray’s Crossing Golf Club
Annual Golf Tournament - Pre-Registered Optional Activity
2:00pm - 4:00pm | Squaw Valley Park
Pickle Ball Tournament
4:00pm - 5:00pm | Montagnas
Elixir Mixer – Organic Mixology Class & Networking Hour
Included with YIP Registration, Pre-Registered Optional Activity for Attendees
5:00pm - 6:00pm | Alpine A
2019 Westin Mission Hills Conference Planning Meeting
6:30pm - 9:00pm | Grand Sierra Ballroom
California State Fair Dinner Event
8:00am - 10:00am | Pavilion
Gone Fishin’ Brunch
Knot-tying Basics Class
Golf Trophy Presentation

Association News

You can get involved! The 2019 Conference Planning Committee has volunteer leadership opportunities available for the May conference at Westin Mission Hills. Contact president Chris Hawkins for details.