Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights


Upcoming Events:

US Bankruptcy Court During COVID-19

{1/2 hour of CLE credit}

Judge Meredith Grabill will be interviewed by NOBA Bankruptcy Law Committee Chair David Waguespack of Carver Darden and Vice-Chair Ferdie Laudumiey of Chaffe McCall about new operations of the Court and how lawyers are interacting with the Court during Covid-19, as well as touching on the recent legislation affecting bankruptcy. If you have any questions that you would like the Judge to answer, you can send them ahead of the webinar to Briana Nelms at

Judge Meredith Grabill, United States Bankruptcy Court -EDLA, Division A

Thursday, April 23, 2020

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Live Webinar

1/2 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: Free!
Non-member attorney price: $10.00 
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee

  1. Email Briana Nelms to register
  2. Non-member attorneys can pay online by clicking here.
    *We take everything but American Express. All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee. 

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.

Bankruptcy Law Committee Announcements:

  • The Honorable Elizabeth W. Magner will host a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bench-Bar Conference on June 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom B-709 of the United States Bankruptcy Court, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • The Court plans to discuss the Chapter 13 Model Plan, Trustee procedures for tax refunds, and any topics raised by attorneys.  Please email proposed topics to
  • Judge Magner is also willing to host a Chapter 11 Bench-Bar Conference in the fall if there is sufficient interest.  Chapter 11 practitioners are invited to email proposed topics for such conference to the Bankruptcy Committee’s Chair, Alicia Bendana, at

June 2018 Blog Post:

"Have Commercial Lenders Been Misusing The US Bankruptcy Code To Defraud Student Borrowers? Have Commercial Lenders Been Misusing The US Bankruptcy Code To Defraud Student Borrowers?"

Recent Events:

On June 15, 2017, Chris Caplinger and Amanda George spoke on "Bankruptcy Crimes and Ethical Considerations ." 

On August 4th, the Committee held the "Bankruptcy Liquidation and Litigation Trusts: Issues Presented and the Trustee's Perspective" CLE.

On October 15, 2015, the Committee held a CLE "The Interplay of Bankruptcy and Oil & Gas Law."

On July 9th, 2015, "Hot Topics in Bankruptcyand Mistakes to Avoid, the U.S. Trustee" CLE was held at the NOBA office.

On December 4, 2014, the Committee held their annual Bankruptcy Holiday Social at Ohm Lounge.

On September 18, 2014, the Committee held CLE "The Interplay of Bankruptcy and Domestic Law."

Practioners' Roundtable Discussion of Software Related to Practicing Bankruptcy on February 6, 2014