The Atlanta Lawyer April 2018 - Page 28

SECTION UPDATE BANKRUPTCY The Bankruptcy Section is pleased to announce that two of its Board Members, the Honorable Jeffery W. Cavender and the Honorable Sage M. Sigler, have joined the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The Section congratulates Judge Cavender and Judge Sigler and is honored to count them among the Section’s membership. The Bankruptcy Section held a March Madness CLE program on March 27, 2018. The event was held at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters. It included train- ing for two of the Section’s pro bono initiatives: the Adversary Proceeding Project and the Reaffirmation Project. Attendees received training on participating in these programs and learned how to get involved. The Bankruptcy Section encourages its members to get in- volved with one of the many pro bono and community service opportunities it supports. More information on these worthy causes is listed on our Section webpage at: http://www.atlantabar.org/?page=BankruptcyProBono. Please contact any Bankruptcy Section Officer or Board member for more information. Save the Date • Bankruptcy Section's 2018 David W. Pollard Award & Spring CLE Program will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The event will take place at the Ansley Golf Club. Board of Directors The Officers and Board members for the 2017-2018 year are: Jeffery Cavender (Chair), Sage Sigler (Chair- Elect), B. Summer Chandler (Secretary), Melissa Davey (Treasurer), Alison Elko Franklin (Immediate Past Chair), Vania Allen, Sameer Kapoor, Howie Slomka, CC Schnapp, Gregory Taube, Bruce Walker, Doroteya Wozniak (Members at large). If you have any proposals for Bankruptcy Section ac- tivities or projects, please contact any Section Officer or Board member. We look forward to another great year and welcome your participation. Joint Section Breakfast On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Bankruptcy Section, in partnership with the Elder Law Section, held a Sec- tion breakfast. The breakfast featured a presentation entitled "What's Age Got to Do With It? Elder Invest- ment Fraud and Financial Exploitation." The event was held at the offices of Nelson Mullins. 28 April 2018 B. Summer Chandler Visiting Assistant Professor Georgia State University bchandler@gsu.edu