Consumer Bankruptcy

Consumer Workshop III: The Perfect Storm: Working with Trustees and Navigating Complex Cases

This panel will delve into the roles of chapter 7 trustees and debtor’s counsel in complex cases, including (1) due diligence, planning and preparation for chapter 7 cases; (2) trustees' perspectives (when to start digging); (3) dealing with business ownership interests in individual cases; (4) risks to individual principals when entities file bankruptcy; and (5) getting paid in complex cases.

$50.00
$50.00

Consumer Workshop I: My Cousin Vinny: Evidence and Trial Skills

Consumer Workshop I: My Cousin Vinny: Evidence and Trial Skills in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, Including Challenges in Consumer Representation: Part I

For part II, visit https://cle.abi.org/product/my-cousin-vinny-evidence-and-trial-skills-co...

$50.00
$50.00

Prosecuting and Defending § 523 Adversary Proceedings

This session will discuss both prosecuting and defending § 523 exceptions to discharge adversary proceedings.

$50.00
$50.00

East Meets West: Understanding Differences in Local Practice

The Constitution authorizes Congress to enact uniform bankruptcy laws, but attorneys know that many times the handling of consumer bankruptcy cases can seem just like real estate: location, location, location! This session will compare local consumer bankruptcy rules and procedures in the Eastern District of Michigan with those of the Western District of Michigan.

$50.00
$50.00

Credit Reporting and Bankruptcy

A frequently asked question by an individual considering bankruptcy is, “What will it mean on my credit report?” This session is designed to help answer that question and other questions regarding credit reporting. What is a credit report? Who provides the information, and what gets reported? What are the range of scores, and what do they mean? How does chapter 7 impact an individual’s credit score going forward? How does chapter 13 impact it? What can an individual do if something untrue is reported? What can you do as the individual’s attorney to help out?

$50.00
$50.00

Appealing Bankruptcy Decisions

This session will consider what an attorney can do after receiving an adverse decision from the bankruptcy court, including strategic considerations, as well as the nuts-and-bolts procedures in deciding whether to appeal and in prosecuting an appeal. What decisions are appealable as final orders? What decisions require permission to appeal on an interlocutory basis? What are the applicable Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure governing appeals, and what requirements do they impose? What is the standard of review for an appeal of an incorrect legal decision?

$50.00
$50.00

Understanding Financial Information for Small Businesses

When a client comes to you with a small business in trouble, do you fully understand the financial information they are sharing with you so that you can properly advise them?

$50.00
$50.00

Student Loans: An Overwhelming Problem in Need of Some Solutions

Repayment of student loans is a serious problem for many individuals. This session will focus on both nonbankruptcy and bankruptcy ways of dealing with student loans. What nonbankruptcy options exist to deal with student loans? What are income-based repayment programs, and do they work? What other nonbankruptcy creative strategies can be employed? What does it take to discharge a student loan under § 523(a)(8)? Is the Brunner test the only option? What other legal standards may apply? What are the options in chapter 13? Do student loan claims count for purposes of eligibility debt limits?

$50.00
$50.00

Race and Bankruptcy

The panelists will lead a discussion about the relationship between race and bankruptcy, including decisions on whether to file, under what chapter to file, and the impact of race on professionals and other actors in the bankruptcy system. This session will also address the research about biases and perceptions regarding race and bankruptcy and what can be done about them.

$50.00
$50.00
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