Consumer Bankruptcy

A Perfect Storm: The Ethical Dilemma of Just Asking to Be Paid

Does an approved fee application shelter counsel from malpractice claims brought by the client? If it does, how do you advise your client about how the application and its approval affects a client’s future claim against you? Does asking for it to be paid pit you against your client and create an unavoidable conflict of interest? Get the tools to navigate these murky ethical considerations.

$25.00
$25.00

National Form Plan and New Rules

This panel will survey how districts around the region are addressing the implementation of the National Form Plan and/or the adoption of an Opt-Out Plan, and will discuss procedures for approving the opt-out plan, new rules, potential challenges and software issues.

$25.00
$25.00

Can Debtors Have Their Cake and Eat It Too Under § 521?

This session discusses to whom a debtor surrenders his residence, and whether a surrender prohibits the debtor from opposing a state court foreclosure action. The recent case of In re Failia (11th Cir.) sheds light on these questions.

$25.00
$25.00

Back-to-Back Bankruptcies

This panel will discuss issues inherent when a client files multiple bankruptcies, including dismissal, discharge, automatic stay, lien-stripping, chapter 20, married debtors, co-debtors and more.

$25.00
$25.00

Case Law Update: Business and Consumer Law Developments

This panel will present a lively discussion of key issues decided in business and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout the country over the past year.

$25.00
$25.00

Supreme Court Round-Up

Oyez, oyez, oyez, all attendees are admonished to draw near and give their undivided attention to this panel as it delivers the most recent and updated analyses on this term’s U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

$25.00
$25.00

Chapter 7 Issues and Hot Topics

This panel will review important exemption cases post Law v. Siegel as well as membership interests in bankruptcies, wage garnishment preference claims and case law developments post Husky.

$25.00
$25.00

Trusts and Other Interests

The panel will explore various express and implied trust interests and the issues they raise in bankruptcy, from what becomes property of the estate to exemption and avoidance issues, including under Bankruptcy Code Section 548(e) directed at domestic asset protection and other self-settled trusts.

$25.00
$25.00

Chapter 13 Potpourri

This panel will discuss the plan effective date, rule amendments and plan confirmations.

$25.00
$25.00
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