Consumer Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Mediation in Consumer Cases: New Tools for Changing Times

Consumer cases require quick, effective and efficient answers to complex legal issues. Bankruptcy cases are expected to surge as a result of the economic consequences wrought by COVID-19, creating a logjam in the bankruptcy courts that is expected to continue. Mediation is the relief valve, providing opportunities for consumer practitioners to minimize delay and resolve intractable problems.

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Consumer Hot Topics (2020 Southeast Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop)

This panel will address some of the coronavirus-related issues currently facing debtors in chapters 7 and 13, including the effects of the CARES Act on consumer filings, the role of exempt assets in good-faith analyses and disposable-income calculations, and how to address business issues in consumer cases.

$125.00
$125.00

ABI-Live: Evolution of Consumer Bankruptcy Practice in the COVID-19 Era

What trends for consumer bankruptcy practice have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic? What will consumer practice look like going forward? Join a panel of four experienced bankruptcy counsel as they discuss safety, case law trends and practical actions to take going forward. Some of the topics the panel will discuss include:

Actions chapter 13 trustees are taking to hold down costs while continuing to assist debtors.
Debtor counsel updates on practices that have developed due to the pandemic, including suspension of plan payments.

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Hot Consumer Topics

The panelists will discuss the best practices for tricky Chapter 7s, Chapter 13 plan modifications filed pursuant to The CARES Act, tips for ensuring proper service, and a discussion of the current case law on 401(k) contributions and nunc pro tunc orders.

$125.00
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ABI-Live: Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of the “New” Subchapter V Small Business Chapter 11

Sponsored by The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee

$125.00
$125.00

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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$125.00

ABI-Live: The HAVEN Act: Understanding the Intricacies of the Act and its Application to Clients

Signed into law on August 23, 2019, the “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act of 2019” grants significant relief to consumer debtors that have military ties. Are you up to speed on the HAVEN Act and how to use it in your practice? This panel of experts will discuss the events leading up to the HAVEN Act’s passage, the new exemption from Current Monthly Income created by the Act, suggestions on how to talk with your clients about military or VA benefits and documents, and how the Act applies to your pending cases.

$125.00
$125.00

It's About You: Mental Health, Professionalism and Burnout

“Burnout” is officially classified as a legitimate medical diagnosis by the World Health Organization in its International Classification of Diseases handbook, which guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. According to the handbook, a stressed-out, unhappy attorney who does not want to practice law any longer can be “officially” diagnosed with burnout if he or she meets certain symptoms.

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$125.00

Family First: Bankruptcy and Family Law

Domestic support obligations versus separation of debt, § 523(a)(5) and (a)(16), and concurrent jurisdictions between bankruptcy and state courts.

$125.00
$125.00

Let the Winning Continue: Getting to Confirmation

Join this session for strategies for a selection of interesting topics under §§ 521, 1322 and 1325, including income issues, self-employed debtors, the means test, retirement contributions and expenses. Attendees will also learn about hot consumer issues that are of concern to judges and trustees.

$125.00
$125.00
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