Consumer Bankruptcy

Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Issues and Strategies for Debtors’ Attorneys Regarding Protection of Assets

This session will focus on debtors’ attorneys’ pre-bankruptcy advice and planning regarding the protection of a debtor’s assets, including maximizing exemptions without getting into trouble, analyzing and counseling the client on the vulnerability of transfers of property that the debtor already made to family members or trusts before seeking your counsel, permissible actions to mitigate liabilities on account of a debtor’s pre-petition transfers, what can legitimately and ethically be done to enable debtors to maximize their exemptions without jeopardizing their discharges, and the use of fam

$25.00
$25.00

Representing Chapter 7 Debtors After the Petition Is Filed and the § 341 Meeting Is Held

You’ve filed the petition and schedules and attended the § 341 meeting. What happens next? This session will focus on the ongoing representation and responsibilities of a debtor’s attorney after filing a chapter 7 petition and completing the § 341 meeting to ensure that the debtor gets and keeps a discharge and any assets they are entitled to. What should a debtor’s attorney do if the asset values that the debtor lists on his or her schedules change after the petition is filed?

$25.00
$25.00

Chapter 11 Basics for Creditors’ Attorneys

Lawyers representing mortgage creditors, car creditors and unsecured creditors in consumer chapter 7 and 13 cases are familiar with the routine actions they can take to protect their clients (e.g., move to lift the stay, file proofs of claims and analyze disposable-income issues). But what actions can they take to protect their clients when an individual or small business debtor files chapter 11? What strategies and considerations should secured creditors use to decide whether to move to lift the stay?

$25.00
$25.00

Chapter 11 Basics for Debtors’ Attorneys

Many consumer bankruptcy lawyers now find themselves filing chapter 11 petitions for individuals and small businesses, but chapter 11 cases are different than chapter 13 cases.

$25.00
$25.00

Claims Madness

Discussion of various claims related topics and issues including the impact and implications of the Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson.

$25.00
$25.00

Current Developments with Bill Rochelle

Bill Rochelle will review the cases creating a bankruptcy buzz that practitioners should be aware of.

$25.00
$25.00

Best Ethical Practices for the Consumer Lawyer

Ethics is not just a course you must take to keep your license. Ethical guidelines are something that should be incorporated in your day-to-day practice.

$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

The Alphabet Soup of Consumer Statutes

FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, so many letters, so little time. This panel will discuss the litany of statutes designed to protect the consumer that all practitioners that work in the consumer space should be aware of.

$25.00
$25.00

Dealing with Student Loans in Bankruptcy: Direct Assault on Brunner or Ways Around It?

The Frank W. Koger Lecture was established by Frank W. Koger, UMKC JD '53, and Mrs. Jeanine Koger to enhance the understanding of commercial and bankruptcy law among students at the UMKC School of Law. Judge Koger was appointed as a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri in 1986. In 1996, he was appointed to the newly formed Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit, and served as its first Chief Judge until his death in 2003.

$25.00
$25.00
Syndicate content

ABI encourages participants to ask questions during sessions both live and on demand. If you have a question for a panelist during a session you should email the panelist your question and the panelist will respond to you promptly. Most panelists are ABI members, so you can access the panelist's email address in ABI's membership directory, or alternatively you can go to support.abi.org and ask your question there.