2014 Bankruptcy IVN
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Join us for an informative session on bankruptcy law in North Dakota

When: Monday, April 14, 2014
1:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Mr. Roger J. Minch, Mr. Jon R. Brakke, Mr. Bruce L. Madlom, Hon. Shon Kaelberer Hastings,

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Join us for an informative session on bankruptcy law in North Dakota. As a result of this program attendees will learn:

  1. Judge Hastings will discuss local rules and other procedural issues; discovery, pretrial orders and contested matter/trial practice; suggestions for drafting proposed orders and other tips.
  2. Learn how to manage a volume debtor practice and represent consumer debtors and learn about recent Ch 11 cases and law in ND.
  3. Why being a bankruptcy attorney assures you of always having a good practice area, maybe your only practice area.
  4. Why a debtor's bankruptcy attorney makes you, in effect, one of the most powerful judicial officers of all time.
  5. What remedies does a debtor's bankruptcy attorney have that are so powerful as to be unique in the law of the western world?
  6. What is the true and everlasting value of the discharge in bankruptcy and what purposes does it serve beyond the needs of a debtor?


Mr. Roger J. Minch
is a member of the Serkland Law Firm in Fargo, where he specializes in the areas of banking, loan documentation, commercial collections, workouts, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and foreclosure. He is a graduate of NDSU and earned his law degree from the UND School of Law in 1978. Minch is a frequent lecturer in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He is one of only two creditors’ rights specialists in North Dakota, certified by the American Board of Certification, which is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Law League of America, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Jon R. Brakke
is a partner in the Vogel Law Firm in Fargo. His practice centers principally on debtor and creditor representation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the districts of North Dakota and Minnesota, commercial collection litigation, business and corporate matters. Mr. Brakke received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the North Dakota and Minnesota (member, Bankruptcy Law Section) state bar associations. Mr. Brakke is admitted to the bars of the state district courts for the states of North Dakota and Minnesota, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of North Dakota and Minnesota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Bruce L. Madlom
is a sole practitioner at Madlom Law Office in Fargo, where he has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, debt negotiation, family law, personal injury and general practice. Mr. Madlom has worked exclusively as a consumer bankruptcy attorney, and his practice is focused primarily on consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, and small business bankruptcy law. Mr. Madlom earned his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University and his J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and the State Bar Association of North Dakota.

Hon. Shon Kaelberer Hastings
was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of North Dakota in September 2011. Judge Hastings began her legal career as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen K. Klein, United States Magistrate Judge. After her clerkship, she joined Bowman and Brook, LLC, a law firm headquarted in Minneapolis, MN. From January 1998 until her appointment, Judge Hastings worked an Assistant United States Attorney in Fargo, ND. She was appointed Chief of the Civil Division in January 2009. Judge Hastings’ professional activities with the Department of Justice included serving as a member of the Civil Chiefs Working Group and EOUSA Financial Litigation and Asset Preservation Working Groups. She also assisted the Evaluation and Review Staff with peer review of other United States Attorneys’ Offices. Judge Hastings frequently served as a faculty member at the DOJ National Advocacy Center, speaking on financial litigation-related issues.

Event Cost: Member $100.00
Non-Member $100.00
Credit Hours: Self Study 2.75 hr(s)
Registration Closes: April 14, 2017 3:50 PM

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