Practice and Procedure

Avoiding Malpractice and Other Common Pitfalls in a Commercial Restructuring Case

Learn from others’ mistakes and experiences. The panel will share tips and painful lessons on anticipating and avoiding ethical and legal problems in business restructuring cases.

$25.00
$25.00

Avoiding Malpractice and Other Common Pitfalls in Consumer Cases

Panel will highlight practice risks that include debtor and creditor viewpoints. The topics will include: tracking and anticipating obvious and unknown deadlines, appreciating inherent conflicts that may pose ethical problems as well as critical path obstacles to hidden conflicts of interest, springing conflicts of interest, undisclosed client expectations creating dissatisfaction with the process and outcome, and underestimating expense and delay leading to crisis of payment and inability to effectuate strategy.

$25.00
$25.00

Case Administration in the 21st Century — How to Use Tech to Run Cases More Efficiently

This panel will discuss lessons learned from leveraging technology in administering mega-, mid-size and small chapter 11 cases. The panelists will discuss and demonstrate the use of technology in administering chapter 11 cases, including submission of e-proofs of claim and e-ballots, electronic noticing and solicitation, case administration websites, and electronic claims reconciliation. The panel will also address how to improve the efficiency of using such technologies within the context of small or mid-size chapter 11 cases.

$25.00
$25.00

Technology in the Courtroom

Demonstration on how to best use technology when presenting your case in Bankruptcy Court. This panel will include various “how to” demonstrations that include presenting exhibits, highlighting exhibits, etc. Plus, how to best use electronic links in briefs for case citation and other references.

$25.00
$25.00

Litigators Behaving Badly: Ethics and Trial Tactics

A discussion of what to do when you are in the middle of “Litigators Gone Wild” while maintaining your ethics and your cool.

$25.00
$25.00

Practical Ethical Pitfalls in Chapter 11 Representations

A chapter 11 case can present a host of ethical pitfalls for unsuspecting attorney. Whether you represent debtors or creditors, this panel will discuss common ethical issues facing practitioners in a chapter 11 case.

$25.00
$25.00

Appeals 101: Practical Tips and Considerations in Bankruptcy Appeals

Considering an appeal? Learn some practical tips and considerations from this panel of experts and judges.

$25.00
$25.00

Tech Tock, Tech Tock: New Technologies and the Countdown to Your Ethical Demise

Social media and other new technologies are part of the legal landscape, and it’s all charging forward — but the ethics rules are struggling to keep up. Sure, there are obvious concerns that everyone is talking about (like confidentiality (Rule 1.1)), but there are hidden hazards that few people consider (trial publicity (Rule 3.6) concerns — really?). Join “the CLE Performer” Stuart Teicher and legal ethics counsel Erika Stillabower as they discuss ethics opinions from across the country, and their impact on Rules 1.3 (diligence) and 7.2 (advertising), in a substantive-but-amusing manner.

$25.00
$25.00

Judicial Town Hall

The participating judges will respond to questions submitted from attendees in advance of the event.

$25.00
$25.00

Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?

This panel discusses attorney’s duty to uphold the law and how bankruptcy counsel must avoid “crossing the line” while representing his client, the result being not just civil, but criminal, liability.

$25.00
$25.00
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