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Bankruptcy section meeting on February 27 (not the 20th as originally scheduled)

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The quarterly bankruptcy section meeting luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 27th, at noon. As usual, the meeting will be in the jury assembly room on the second floor of the new federal courthouse; go through the front door security and then take the steps up to the left. Lunch will be provided by Taco Mama’s and the cost will be covered by sponsor TFS. All bankruptcy practitioners in the Southern District of Alabama are strongly encouraged to attend; attorneys will receive an hour of free CLE credit. The meeting will also be available by video using the Microsoft Teams platform. Links, agenda topics, and handouts will be provided ahead of time. If you have a topic to add to the agenda please email Herman Padgett ( If you plan to eat lunch, you must RSVP here before noon on Friday 2/23.

New Alabama exemptions go into effect April 1. Alabama’s exemptions will increase effective April 1 to account for inflation. The personal property exemption will increase from $8225 from $9400 and the homestead exemption will increase from $16,450 to $18,800. The court has a chart of the exemption changes since 2015 on its website here.

Thanks to our sponsors, TFS for catering lunch this quarter. For more than ten years, TFS has been guiding debtors on their Chapter 13 bankruptcy paths, offering an automated payment system that is not only cost-effective and dependable but also allows for essential record-keeping. We deliver top-tier, innovative solutions tailored to meet the needs of everyone involved in the bankruptcy process: Debtors, Attorneys, Employers, and Trustees.

Click here for the meeting agenda and Teams information