2018, 2018 Hon. Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference - Detroit

NO CLE - Prosecuting and Defending § 523 Adversary Proceedings

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

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NO CLE - 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.

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NO CLE - 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?

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NO CLE - 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?

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NO CLE - 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?

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NO CLE - 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?

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NO CLE - 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.

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NO CLE - Annual Case Law Update (Hon. Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference)

The most popular session each year, this annual favorite will cover all recent bankruptcy law decisions and current consumer bankruptcy law issues. This session is a must-attend for professionals to stay current on consumer bankruptcy law issues.

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NO CLE - Nobody Understands Me: How the Hybrid Role of a Chapter 13 Trustee Affects Debtors and Creditors

Chapter 13 trustees are unique. Unlike chapter 7 trustees, they do not take possession of a debtor’s assets. Yet the Bankruptcy Code imposes some responsibilities on them with respect to property of the estate. It also imposes responsibilities on them to assist a debtor. This session will focus on understanding the hybrid nature of the trustee’s role in chapter 13 cases, and how it impacts issues and strategies for debtors and creditors in chapter 13. Can a chapter 13 trustee sell property under § 363?

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NO CLE - Nonbankruptcy Alternatives for Dealing with Consumer Debt

Are there nonbankruptcy alternatives that might better suit your client to deal with their financial difficulties apart from bankruptcy?

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