2021, 2021 Central States Bankruptcy Workshop

Remote Work Is Here to Stay: Are You Meeting Your Cybersecurity (and Ethical) Obligations?

Every business has an obligation to protect and secure confidential information that it may receive from employees, customers, or clients. For lawyers and law firms, this duty is heightened to an ethical obligation to clients. Remote work environments, which are likely to continue post COVID-19, place additional strains on businesses to ensure that appropriate technology and practices are in place to reasonably protect data.

$125.00
$125.00
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Estopping the Madness: Personal-Injury Claims and Exemptions in Chapter 7 and 13 Cases

This panel will discuss such personal-injury issues as mesh, malpractice and abuse cases in chapters 7 and 13. The discussion will include interviewing the client, appropriate disclosure of such claims, property of the estate, judicial estoppel, medical liens, federal and state exemptions, and settlements.

$125.00
$125.00

COVID’s Disruption of the Insolvency World

This panel will discuss the effects that the pandemic has had on both business and consumer bankruptcy filings, as well insolvency case work in general. The panelists will provide their insights on whether there will be permanent changes to bankruptcy and insolvency practice spurred by COVID-19.
Sponsored by AlixPartners, LLP

$125.00
$125.00

Have We Got a Sale for You!

This panel features seasoned professionals discussing and demonstrating how to address and negotiate appropriate bid procedures and run an effective sales process. The panelists will discuss these issues in the presence of a judge through the presentation of a hypothetical sale that has more than its share of complicating factors.
Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP

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Consumer Track: Dumb and Dumber: A Bankruptcy Stay Story

The panel will enact three hypotheticals involving repeat filer/debtor Harry, his not-quite-blue-stocking creditor Lloyd of Lloyd’s Auto Lot, and the chapter 7 and chapter 13 trustees, Dusty and Rusty. The legal issues presented will concern the “expiring stay” for repeat filers, redemption of repossessed vehicles, a discharge violation question involving refusal to release the car lien/title, and the attendant procedural and costs questions for each. Ripe Potatoes rates this a “must see”!

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Unlocking Gating Issues in Potential Debtor Engagements

This panel will discuss several threshold issues that should be considered when determining whether you can and should represent a potential debtor client, including (1) whether you can ethically and legally be retained, (2) how you can be compensated for your work, (3) whether your potential client has the requisite corporate authority, and (4) reasons to walk away from an engagement before it’s too late. The panelists will highlight real-life examples and provide best practices and pitfalls to avoid with respect to these issues.

$125.00
$125.00
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