Consumer Bankruptcy

Advanced Chapter 13 Hot Topics

This panel will discuss a number of difficult chapter 13 issues, including post-petition creditor fees; consumer vs. nonconsumer debtors in chapters 7 and 13 and the impact of the designation; the effects and timing of vesting; automatic-stay issues, debt-limit issues and the impact of contingent debt, guaranty debt and partially secured claims; “fee-jumping” and other absolute-priority rule violations; and discharge in light of mortgage default due to COVID-19, forbearance or modification.

$125.00
$125.00
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Student Debt/Student Loans

The steep rise in student loan debt is one of the most pressing issues our country faces as it strives to create a more just and equitable society. Getting a college degree has become steadily more expensive, and graduates are often left with overwhelming debt burdens that sometimes take decades to repay. Coupled with the nondischargeability of student debt under the Bankruptcy Code, the “student debt problem” has become one of the most pressing issues of our time.

$125.00
$125.00

Circuit Splits and Hot Topics with Bill Rochelle and Friends

Join ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle as he hosts a panel of bankruptcy judges to discuss circuit splits and hot topics on important bankruptcy issues. Back again from the Winter Leadership Conference, this attendee-favorite panel will be presented in a fun game show format, where judges will vote to resolve the issues before they reach the Supreme Court.

$125.00
$125.00

Veterans' and Servicemembers’ Affairs Task Force

Join members of the ABI Task Force on Veterans and Servicemembers Affairs as they provide updates on the HAVEN Act and other important legislation, as well as laws relating to veterans and insolvency.

$125.00
$125.00

Consumer Practice Workshop, Part 2: Post-Filing Issues

This follow-up session will focus on student loan strategies, tax issues, dealing with the chapter 7 trustee and violations of the discharge injunction, and will include an update on Taggart.

$125.00
$125.00

Crossfire (2022 Bankruptcy Battleground West)

This panel will be conducted in the format of the TV show “Crossfire” and will address three “hot” or “interesting” bankruptcy issues that are not being addressed in the other sessions. At the conclusion of each discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to vote on how they believe the issue should be resolved.

$125.00
$125.00

Hot Topics with Bill Rochelle (2021 Consumer Practice Extravaganza)

Join ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle as he hosts a panel of bankruptcy judges to discuss circuit splits on important consumer bankruptcy issues. This panel will be presented in a fun game-show format where the judges will vote to resolve the issues before they reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

$125.00
$125.00

Ethics and Well-Being: How to Balance and Manage Competing Obligations

This session will cover barriers to wellness for lawyers, and why lawyers are often reluctant to seek help. This panel will also include achievable strategies that lawyers can employ to enhance their well-being. In addition, this program will review lawyers' ethical obligations, and how enhancing personal well-being and adopting strategies for balancing life’s demands can enhance their ability to comply with these obligations.

$125.00
$125.00

Intro to Chapter 7

Law school can seem like a long time ago, especially when a client walks in the door wanting help on filing for personal bankruptcy. This session will provide an overview of chapter 7: the players, bankruptcy estate, automatic stay, initial consultation and means test. Included in the discussion will be exemptions, preparing schedules, the relevant Bankruptcy Code and Rules sections, local rules, and how to know whether your client can or must redeem, reaffirm or surrender. Brush up on your skills and learn what you need to know about one of the core chapters of consumer bankruptcy.

$125.00
$125.00

Be Prepared: Best Practices for Intake

Successful consumer bankruptcy cases often hinge on the intake process, particularly the details gathered on the intake form. What questions should be asked? What resources should be used? Discover best practices for getting the right information from the very beginning, which can avoid all kinds of headaches later. (No one wants to discover a fraudulent transfer at the 11th hour!).

$125.00
$125.00
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