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section update Bankruptcy Section By M. Regina Thomas United States Bankruptcy Court E ach year, the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bar’s Bankruptcy Section bestows the David Pollard Award to “a member of the Atlanta Bar Association who best exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the bankruptcy practice.” The Pollard Award will be given at a luncheon on May 14, 2015 at the Capital City Club. This is the twenty-second year the award has been presented. Prior to the luncheon, there will be a two hour CLE presentation on significant bankruptcy cases pending before the Supreme Court. The 41st Annual Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute will take place March 26 -28, 2015 at the InterContinental Buckhead. This nationally recognized seminar brings the leading judges, professors and practitioners to Atlanta each spring. During lunch on Friday, March 28, there will be a short program honoring the Hon. Robert E. Brizendine, recently retired from the bench after 20 years of outstanding service to the federal judiciary. Judge Brizendine’s official portrait will be unveiled at that time. For more information or to register, please go to For the 2014-2015 year, the officers and board members of the Bankruptcy Section are: Nancy J. Whaley (Chair), John W. Mills, III (Vice Chair/Chair Elect), Ron C. Bingham, II (Secretary), Alison Elko Franklin (Treasurer), John A. Thomson, Jr. (Immediate Past Chair), Brett J. Berlin, B. Summer Chandler, Jeffrey W. Cavender, Melissa Davey, Sage M. Sigler, Howard P. Slomka and M. Regina Thomas (Members at Large). If you have ideas or suggestions for Bankruptcy Section activities or projects, please feel free to contact any of the officers or board members. We look forward to a great year and welcome your participation. The best thing for your resume since spellcheck. An online LL.M. concentration in Taxation or Business Transactions from The University of Alabama School of Law allows you to earn an advanced degree while working full-time. Enrolling in this program demonstrates that you understand the value of live classes made available in a collaborative, online environment and are accessible accessible from anywhere in the world. Earning this degree proves that you received skills-based training from respected professors .. .... and practitioners throughout the country, and that you are prepared to be a leader in your field. Visit to learn more. Online LL.M. degree programs Tax and Business Law Concentrations The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association LL.M . AL A BA M A The University of Alabama S c h o o l o f L aw March 2015 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 31