Consumer Bankruptcy

A Deep Dive on Important Bankruptcy Cases

This session will draw upon the immense popularity of the annual Case Law Update session, focusing on a handful of important bankruptcy cases that are sure to affect your consumer practice.

$125.00
$125.00

Legislative Update: Student Loans, Small Business Bankruptcy Bill and More

This session will focus on pending legislation that may affect your practice, and on ABI’s latest recommendations regarding personal bankruptcies. What are the latest developments and strategies to address student loans? Is a legislative fix for the student loan crisis really in the works (H.R. 2366)? What would the small business bankruptcy bill do, and where does it stand? Will veterans' benefits become exempt from means testing? The session will also cover other notable legislative actions, as well as the key takeaways from the Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy.

$125.00
$125.00

Bankruptcy and State Law: Like Oil and Water?

This session will focus on the interplay between bankruptcy law and state law. How is a bankruptcy case impacted? How is a state court matter impacted? How do you handle matters that involve other areas of the law? How does a divorce, probate or condo issue affect the bankruptcy case? How and when do you retain nonbankruptcy professionals to assist with state law matters? How do you address pre-petition or post-petition Code violations from a municipality? If the potential client (pre-filing) becomes incapacitated, can that incapacitated individual file bankruptcy?

$125.00
$125.00

Dealing with Co-Owners of Bankruptcy Estate Property

Many bankruptcy cases have property that is partly owned by the debtor and partly owned by a nondebtor. This session will address some of the issues that can arise for debtors, creditors and trustees in these circumstances. Can a chapter 7 trustee administer property that is co-owned by a nondebtor? Under what circumstances can such property be partitioned? What steps can a nondebtor co-owner take to protect his or her interest in estate property? What about equitable title vs. legal title? What rights does the nonfiling co-debtor have? When does the co-debtor stay apply?

$125.00
$125.00

Mental Health Issues

Financial difficulties, especially bankruptcy, are among the most traumatic events an individual can experience. This session will focus on some of the mental health issues that can arise when advising clients with financial difficulties, and in filing and going through bankruptcy. How do mental health issues influence consumer credit choices? What resources are available for you to refer to your clients to help them cope with financial difficulties and bankruptcy? How do mental health issues impact a debtor’s ability to obtain a discharge of student loans?

$125.00
$125.00

ABI’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy

$125.00
$125.00

NO CLE - Hotcakes and Hot Topics: Judges’ Roundtable Q&A

This panel will feature a roundtable discussion with bankruptcy judges from the Ninth Circuit and across the country, who will share their thoughts and perspectives — and take questions from the audience — on topics of current interest in both business and consumer cases.

Free Session

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Evidence, Part IIA: Consumer Workshop on Evidence

This panel will address up to 15 thorny evidentiary issues that commonly arise in consumer cases. The issues will be presented to a bankruptcy judge by two expert litigators in a variety of pre-trial and trial scenarios.

$125.00
$125.00

Consumer Cases in the Headlines

$125.00
$125.00
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