Technology in Legal Practice

Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Presented by the Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
This session will provide a judge’s perspective on preferences for virtual hearings and trials, trustee and debtor attorney discussions on § 341 meetings, and best practices from U.S. Trustee and debtor’s attorney points of view.


Virtually Effective: Conducting Professional and Persuasive Hearings on Remote Platforms

As Bankruptcy Courts hold hearings across a variety of remote platforms, how can attorneys and other bankruptcy professionals ensure they are most effectively representing their clients? This expert panel will discuss best practices for appearing remotely, offering tips on preparing witnesses for testimony, presenting an effective “virtual” courtroom presence, and maintaining proper courtroom etiquette in the new normal, and will also address several ethics considerations in our new "Virtual" reality. These include:

  • Coaching the witness (or not!)

Ethics Quick Hits

The panelists will cover a host of topics, ranging from ethical issues surrounding micro-business chapter 7 cases, confidentiality and ethical issues related to working remotely, to limited representation and obligations of counsel in bankruptcy. You'll also hear a trustee's perspective on conflicts, retention and employing special counsel.


NO CLE - ABI-Live: Social Butterflies Beware: Ethical Issues Relating to the Use of Social Media

Panelists will discuss ethical issues relating to due diligence and debtor and creditor actions online as well as practice pointers for engaging in social media.

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