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Welcome to the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  The section is open to practitioners and other professionals working in the area of bankruptcy law and insolvency.

Please see our new COVID-19 Resource Page. Please also check the respective bankruptcy court websites for updates and new standing orders. 

Meanwhile, we will be planning more webinars and other CLE events in the coming weeks. 

Joshua Searcy chairs the section.   Josh is a member of Searcy and Searcy, PC in Longview.  


Upcoming events

Past events

26 Jun 2020 CANCELED- Northern District Bankruptcy Bench-Bar
4 Jun 2020 REGISTRATION OPEN: Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019
13 May 2020 Webinar: Discuss Bankruptcy Appeals & More
6 May 2020 Webinar- Getting the Deal Done- Real Property Sales Under Section 365
30 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - Celebrate Chief Judge Barbara J. Houser
18 Mar 2020 Canceled- Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting – CLE “Recent Developments”
28 Feb 2020 West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association Luncheon – CLE “Consignments”
22 Feb 2020 Moot Court Rounds
21 Feb 2020 Elliott Cup Moot Court
5 Feb 2020 Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference
23 Jan 2020 Handling Your First (or Next) Consumer or Small Business Bankruptcy Case
10 Jan 2020 Women of Bankruptcy 2020
8 Jan 2020 Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section - Judge's Rountable CLE
11 Dec 2019 IWIRC-Houston – Holiday Luncheon
5 Dec 2019 34th Annual Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar -Oklahoma Bar Association
20 Nov 2019 Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section Meeting
14 Nov 2019 Save the Date! Young Lawyers Committee Reception
13 Nov 2019 Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference (UT CLE)
30 Oct 2019 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
25 Oct 2019 West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Assn CLE Luncheon
24 Oct 2019 “Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?”
21 Oct 2019 Meet Judge Lopez
17 Oct 2019 Texas Law Center (Austin) and live webcast :“Strategies for Collecting Judgments”
16 Oct 2019 Webinar – Ag Bankruptcy Spotlight: Chapter 12 Considerations and Basics
9 Oct 2019 Dallas Bar Assn Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section:“Compensation Conundrums in Down Times”
12 Sep 2019 UT Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute
11 Sep 2019 Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section -Monthly meeting
25 Jul 2019 15th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Course (UT CLE)
7 Jun 2019 Austin Bankruptcy Section Judge’s Panel CLE
31 May 2019 "Starting Out Right"- Program for new lawyers
9 May 2019 17th Annual Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course (SBOT)
8 May 2019 DBA section meeting: Construction Law Issues in Bankruptcy
26 Apr 2019 West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association Meeting
17 Apr 2019 2019 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference
10 Apr 2019 Dallas Bar Association – Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section
13 Mar 2019 Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
13 Feb 2019 Dallas Bar Assn. - Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting
17 Jan 2019 Amarillo Bankruptcy Bar Association – CLE & Happy Hour
11 Jan 2019 Northern District of Texas Bench/Bar Conference (District Court)
9 Jan 2019 Dallas Bar Assn. - Bankruptcy Section Monthly Meeting
14 Dec 2018 Chapter 13 Mini-Seminar
27 Nov 2018 San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association: State of the Western District with Chief Bankruptcy Judge Ronald B. King
26 Nov 2018 Investiture Ceremony for The Honorable Lee Morris
15 Nov 2018 Young Lawyers Committee Annual Evening Reception
15 Nov 2018 37th Annual Jay Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference- Presented by the University of Texas School of Law (or “UT LAW CLE”)
28 Oct 2018 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
22 Oct 2018 San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association: Bankruptcy Case Law Update with Hon. Craig A. Gargotta
16 Oct 2018 Webcast: Handling Your First (or Next) Collection Case (State Bar of Texas)
26 Jul 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference (University of Texas CLE)
22 Jun 2018 Bankruptcy Section Annual Membership Meeting
22 Jun 2018 Bankruptcy Section CLE Program
20 Jun 2018 American College of Bankruptcy- Fifth Circuit Education Committee Luncheon Seminar
8 Jun 2018 Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
11 Apr 2018 Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference

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