Venue/Jurisdiction

Interaction Between State and Bankruptcy Courts

This session will feature a discussion regarding the various bear traps and pitfalls of dealing with nonbankruptcy-related claims in the bankruptcy context. Issues will include how to avoid the bankruptcy court from dismissing your claim, the reasons that you would be estopped from challenging a claim, and when you should ask for relief to return to state court.

$25.00
$25.00

What’s Your Favorite? Supreme Court Decisions that Will Impact (and Already Have Impacted) Bankruptcy Practice

A panel of judges, academics and Supreme Court practitioners will lead a discussion regarding the 2016-17 Supreme Court decisions of note for insolvency practitioners, as well as the high court’s most impactful, interesting or problematic decisions on bankruptcy practice to date. Amendments to Rule 37(e) (in effect since December 2015), as well as courts’ and litigants’ experiences with amended Rule 37(e), will also be discussed.

$25.00
$25.00

Appealing Positions: Everything You Need to Know about Appeals

This panel will explore the nuts and bolts of bankruptcy appeals, taking into account the needs of one’s clients, examining the do’s and don’ts for an effective appeal, discussing the differences of appealing to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel versus electing to proceed before the district court, the limits of appellate jurisdiction over interlocutory appeals, and addressing strategies for a successful appeal.

$25.00
$25.00

How to Argue Bankruptcy Issues to Courts of General Jurisdiction

This session will provide guidance on how to frame your argument, avoid jargon, provide the appropriate statutory framework and strengthen your case when presenting arguments before nonbankruptcy judges.

$25.00
$25.00

What Do Clients Really Want? (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)

This panel will include individuals from various business sectors discussing how they select counsel and what they expect from their counsel during the representation.

$25.00
$25.00

Bankruptcy Judge Squares: The Supreme Court Edition

Join in the fun with ABI’s rendition of the American classic game show “Hollywood Squares,” where some of your favorite celebrity bankruptcy judges serve up a smorgasbord of dubious and comical answers to help contestants forge a winning tic-tac-toe. And you will learn something about bankruptcy law, too!

$25.00
$25.00

Supreme Court Update: Review of Recent Bankruptcy-Related Decisions

From issues of consent and matters of constitutional authority, to the all-important topic of professionals’ fees, the Supreme Court considered a number of issues critical to restructuring attorneys and advisors in 2015. Our panel of Supreme Court advocates and bankruptcy scholars will weigh in on the Court’s most recent term and provide expert analysis of the Court’s opinions and their applicability to everyday practice.

$25.00
$25.00
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