Consumer Bankruptcy

Judges’ Hot Topics (2019 Annual Spring Meeting)

This panel is a great way to stay ahead of your peers and adversaries! The panelists present a cutting-edge review of the most important decisions of the day that could impact your practice.

$25.00
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Hot Topics: The Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy

The panelists will discuss the findings of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, focusing on three areas of great interest to the Commission: (1) student loans; (2) how attorneys get paid; and (3) a “reserve fund” for chapter 13s so that debtors can save for unexpected emergency expenses.

$25.00
$25.00

Let’s Talk Student Loans (but Not Undue Hardship): Other Solutions to Help Your Clients and Get You Paid

Bankruptcy and student loans do not mix because of Brunner, but as outstanding student loan debt nationwide has risen to $1.5 trillion and climbing, there is a huge need for a solution to the student loan debt crisis. During this session, you will learn the different options student loan debtors have, and identify ways to be compensated for your services. Also, you will receive an inside look from a chapter 7 trustee on how to identify (and hopefully avoid) the pain that could come with a dreaded tuition clawback.

$25.00
$25.00

Circuit Splits and Other Hot Topics in the Consumer Arena

$25.00
$25.00

Pre-Bankruptcy Planning in the Consumer Case

Knowing the Bankruptcy Code, following the latest case law, and effectively advocating for your client in court are just some of the skills that make a consumer practitioner successful. But much of hard work in making a case successful happens before it is filed. This panel will examine the art of pre-bankruptcy planning in the consumer case, including strategies for marshaling the most accurate information from your client, selecting the chapter that is most appropriate for your client’s situation, and developing a strategy for prosecuting the case.

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Consumer: All Things 13

Let our experts guide you through the most important current chapter 13 issues, including (1) is a chapter 7 trustee entitled to a commission on a converted case?; (2) is interest required in a 100 percent chapter 13 plan where not all disposable income is contributed?; (3) is failure to make direct payments on a mortgage grounds for denial of discharge?; and (4) can a debtor employ § 506(d) to avoid a lien in a subsequent chapter 13 case (chapter 20), even though the debtor is not eligible for discharge?

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ABI Consumer Commission Final Report

The leadership of ABI's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy releases its Final Report and Recommendations during this panel. The 17-member Commission examined dozens of issues over the last two years. The Final Report focuses on reductions of barriers to entry, enhancing the fresh start and making chapter 13 work for all stakeholders.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Update: Hot Topics in Consumer Law (2018 Winter Leadership Conference)

The practice of consumer bankruptcy law is an ever-changing landscape, with new issues arising every day! This panel will explore some of the most recent exciting and evolving decisions including discharge of student loans, the challenges when personal property is repossessed pre-petition, pawn loans and the automatic stay, and consumer class actions in bankruptcies.

$25.00
$25.00

Judges’ Round-and-Round (2018 Winter Leadership Conference)

In this roundtable format, attendees can visit with leading judges (each presiding at their own table) to discuss and debate the nation’s most important recent business and consumer bankruptcy decisions.

$25.00
$25.00

You be the Judge: A §523(a)(6) consumer mock trial

This session offers a valuable-yet-fun look at §523 through a mock adversary trial. Conducted by some of the most experienced bankruptcy litigators in the country, this event will most definitely help sharpen your trial skills.

$25.00
$25.00
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