Consumer Debt

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

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

Taking Rule 3002.1 Sanctions Down the Gravel Road to Casa Blanco

Rule 3002.1 exists to protect debtors and creditors from unnecessary disputes over the status of current and former chapter 13 debtors’ mortgage loans. A recent Second Circuit opinion (In re Gravel) calls into question the ability of bankruptcy courts to impose monetary sanctions on mortgage-servicers that fail to comply with Rule 3002.1’s requirements. In this session, the panelists will cover both Gravel (and the dissent) and a recent bankruptcy court opinion (In re Blanco) that rejects the reasoning in Gravel. Can the two cases be reconciled?

$125.00
$125.00

Trending Bankruptcy Issues

For many distressed businesses, factoring loans — where third-party companies provide advances on invoices due — can be lifelines. This session will discuss this trending topic, as well as the dischargeability of nonpriority taxes for late-filed tax returns, and cryptocurrency.

$125.00
$125.00

Trending Bankruptcy Issues

For many distressed businesses, factoring loans — where third-party companies provide advances on invoices due — can be lifelines. This session will discuss this trending topic, as well as the dischargeability of nonpriority taxes for late-filed tax returns, and cryptocurrency.

$125.00
$125.00

Great Debates (2021 Consumer Practice Extravaganza)

The title says it all — and these sessions are always full of fireworks. We’ll cover post-petition appreciation in chapter 13s (to whom does it belong?), bifurcation of chapter 7 fees, and lien-stripping in chapter 20. You might be picking a side, but you’ll learn a lot from both sides!

$125.00
$125.00

The Legislative Landscape for Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 10, Student Loans and Beyond

To ease the financial fallout from the pandemic, there could be increased congressional interest in consumer bankruptcy reform. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler already have proposed a complete overhaul of the consumer bankruptcy system and a new chapter 10 for all individual debtors. Several pending legislative proposals would make it easier to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. Profs. Robert Lawless and Adam Levitin will explain these proposals, the motivating factors behind them, and what else might be coming in the consumer bankruptcy world.

$125.00
$125.00

The Counterintuitive Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bankruptcy filings fell dramatically during this latest recession and pandemic. The practice of law, especially insolvency law, was (temporarily?) upended. This panel will explore how the past might inform future filings.

$125.00
$125.00

We Really Do CARES: Mortgages, Moratoriums, Modifications and In re Kinney

This panel will discuss new movements in foreclosure practices and procedures post-COVID-19, much ado about In re Kinney, dealing with mortgage payment issues at the end of a chapter 13 plan, Rule 3002.1 concerns and remedies, whether to forbear or not to forbear, and implications of COVID-19 forbearance relief options and bankruptcy.

$125.00
$125.00

Circuit and District Court Splits on Important Bankruptcy Issues with Bill Rochelle & Friends

Join ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle as he hosts a panel of bankruptcy judges to discuss circuit splits on important bankruptcy issues. Back again from the Annual Spring Meeting, 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 U.S. Supreme Court.

$125.00
$125.00
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