Court Administration

Pandemic Pandemonium: Litigating in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 severely impacted the way in which bankruptcy lawyers and judges handle litigation consistent with the needs of distressed companies. Learn what aspects of bankruptcy litigation were affected, procedurally and substantively, and what lessons we took away and are likely to keep for the future of practicing in this unique forum. Hear from experts who were on the bankruptcy front lines about what strategies were affected and in what ways.

$125.00
$125.00

Technology Issues: Crash Course

This session will address how COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders prompted the rapid adoption of technology by the courts, the lessons learned along the way, and where technology can be used to further improve the efficiency, efficacy and safety of the bankruptcy process.

$125.00
$125.00

ABI: Anatomy of a Virtual Trial: A How-To Guide to Trials in the Age of COVID-19

With courthouses shutting their doors due to COVID-19, trials across the country have been put in an indefinite holding pattern. Certain state and federal courts, bar organizations and private groups have begun pilot-testing courtroom innovations, procedural reforms and presentation technologies to convert jury and bench trials into an online format. This session will address the bench's and bar’s current conversation on if, how and when to conduct trials online. Particular emphasis will be paid to testimonial, documentary and legal decision-making issues germane to bankruptcy trials.

$125.00
$125.00
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ABA: Gender & Judging: Does the Gender of the Judge Matter in Bankruptcy Court Adjudications?

For two years this group has studied the influence of a judge’s gender on the processing and outcomes in bankruptcy cases. Leveraging several studies in non-bankruptcy cases on whether gender influences judicial decision making, this study has looked at 837 student loan discharge opinions and compared the outcomes of those cases based on the gender of the judge and the gender of the debtor. The results demonstrate a statistically significant difference in the way men and women decide such cases.

$125.00
$125.00

NABT: A Day in the Life of a Trustee (Comparisons of Chapter 7 and Sub V Trustees)

A better understanding of what trustees do in their day-to-day work can help debtors and credit and finance professionals appreciate some of the complexities of the bankruptcy process. Bankruptcy trustees are often painted as the bad guys: Creditors sometimes think that trustees sell assets at bargain-basement prices for a quick result, or that they're only in it for the fees, and debtors may view the trustee as their arch enemy. But the role of bankruptcy trustees is very challenging, involving and rewarding — not to mention highly regulated.

$125.00
$125.00

ABI-Live: The Bankruptcy Court and COVID-19

ABI’s expert panel will discuss the changes in the process and practice of bankruptcy courts in the COVID-19 era. Learn how bankruptcy courts across the country have adapted to the crisis and have led the way in utilizing technology to keep their dockets moving and the bankruptcy system working, and hear how ABI’s panelists expect the “new normal” to continue to evolve, and how bankruptcy courts are preparing to handle an expected influx of filings.

$125.00
$125.00

NO CLE - ABI-Live: The Consumer Provisions of the CARES ACT and Local Court Responses to the Pandemic

Hosted by The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee

The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, has many important economic stimulus measures — including some that will impact bankruptcy.

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NO CLE - Fireside Chat

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NO CLE - Selected Topics on Case Administration and the Estate in Chapter 7

Our expert faculty will review the groundbreaking final report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy and the findings of its Subcommittee on Case Administration and the Estate.

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NO CLE - We Finally Have a Uniform National Chapter 13 Plan — Now, Let’s Change It!

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