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 Rhonda Chandler of Hughes Watters Askanase To Serve as Panelist at the 2008 Bankruptcy Litigation: Advanced Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure Workshop in Dallas


HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 28, 2008) - Rhonda Chandler, of counsel with Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (HWA), has been chosen as a panelist for the "2008 Bankruptcy Litigation: Advanced Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure Workshop" which will be held in Dallas on Sept. 18-19.  The workshop is sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas, the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, and the University of Texas School of Law.

As part of a panel discussion on "Electronic Discovery" scheduled for Sept. 19, Chandler will focus her comments on recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the process for a Rule 26 conference and protocol among counsel.

"Recent changes to the federal rules regarding electronic discovery make it imperative for lawyers who regularly practice in federal court to keep up to date on this topic," Chandler explained.

Chandler has been practicing law since 1986. She is an approved mediator for the Texas state courts and the federal courts in the Southern District of Texas. She concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy related litigation. She also handles business disputes brought in both the state and federal courts.  For a full biography on Chandler, please see http://www.hwa.com/.

About the Bankruptcy Litigation Workshop

The 2008 Bankruptcy Litigation: Advanced Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure Workshop is geared toward bankruptcy litigation attorneys. It brings together leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners, and uses a mix of lecture, case study, and live demonstrations to teach optimal pre-trial litigation practice, procedures and decisions.  For more information or to register, please visit http://www.utcle.org/conference_overview.php?conferenceid=836. Texas MCLE credit is offered, including one hour of ethics credits.

About Hughes Watters Askanase

For more than 30 years, Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm's attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The practice focuses on the six interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: business bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, default servicing, real estate and finance, consumer financial services, and commercial litigation. For more information on HWA, please visit http://www.hwa.com/.

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