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Friday, November 10

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Current Case Law for $500, Please

Ronald R. Peterson, Moderator

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Gordon E. Gouveia

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

Timothy F. Nixon

Godfrey & Kahn SC; Green Bay, Wis.

Jeana K. Reinbold

Attorney at Law; Springfield, Ill.

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Educating Your Way into Debt: Is There Any Way “Out”?

Hon. Basil H. Lorch, Moderator (invited)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); New Albany

Saskia N. Bryan

Latimer LeVay and Fyock, LLC; Chicago

Ariane Holtschlag

FactorLaw; Chicago

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

We Finally Have a Uniform National Chapter 13 Plan — Now, Let’s Change It!

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.), Moderator

Oak Park, Ill.

Paul R. Chael (invited)

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; Merrillville, Ind.

Leslie Broadhead Griffith (invited)

Standing Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee (W.D. Wis.); Madison

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

ABI Consumer Commission Hearing

The Commission invites attendees to request time to make an oral statement at this public meeting, and in addition (or alternatively) to submit a written statement to the Commission. To request a time for a public statement or to send a written statement, please use the Commission’s public email address, ConsumerCommission@abiworld.org. Everyone who requests a time for an oral statement is encouraged to submit a written statement as well.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Smelt Tank

“Sharks”:

Hon. Robert D. Martin (ret.)

Middleton, Wis.

Hon. Margaret Dee McGarity (ret.)

Milwaukee

Hon. John H. Squires (ret.)

Springer Brown LLC; Wheaton, Ill.

Presenters:

Nathan M. Delman

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Peter Francis Geraci (invited)

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

Claire Ann Resop (invited)

Steinhilber Swanson, LLP; Madison, Wis.

Stacy Wissel (invited)

Bankruptcy Offices of Mark S. Zuckerberg, P.C.; Indianapolis

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Point/Counterpoint: What Do Those Exceptions (to the Stay) Really Mean?

Hon. Susan V. Kelley, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

David Holtkamp

City of Chicago, Department of Law; Chicago

Prof. Adrian James Walters (invited)

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; Chicago

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Kahoots: The 21st Century Ethics Game

Hon. Janet S. Baer, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

David T. Erie

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Eau Claire

Prof. Bruce A. Markell

Northwestern University School of Law; Chicago

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

2017 Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(postmarked by 10/20/17)
Regular
(after 10/20/17)

ABI Member
$225
$250
ABI Gov’t./Academic/Nonprofit Member
$225
$250
Join ABI and Save*
$375
$400
Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New ABI Member* $320 $345

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor**
$1,000
New ABI Member Exhibitor***
$1,325

*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members - a $325 value!. Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee. You must be an ABI or CBA member to attend the conference.

**Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

*** Includes one 6’table, full registration for one booth representative AND one-year ABI membership.

Judicial Chair

Hon. Janet S. Baer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Conference Co-Chairs

Nathan M. Delman, Co-Chair

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Berton J. Maley, Co-Chair

Codilis & Associates, P.C.; Burr Ridge, Ill.

Advisory Board

Michael C. Burr

Robert J. Adams & Associates; Chicago

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

A. Stewart Chapman

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Chicago

Nathan E. Curtis

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

Mehul D. Desai

Swanson & Desai, LLC; Chicago

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Eau Claire

Heather Giannino

Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC; Decatur, Ill.

Ariane R. Holtschlag

FactorLaw; Chicago

Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

David P. Leibowitz

Lakelaw & Upright Law; Waukegan, Ill.

Hon. Basil H. Lorch

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); New Albany

Hon. Thomas M. Lynch

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Debra L. Miller

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee; South Bend, Ind.

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Brian L. Shaw (ex-officio)

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

Barbara L. Yong

Golan Christie Taglia, LLP; Chicago

Mark S. Zuckerberg

Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg; Indianapolis

 

 

Conference Information

Location

The conference will be held at the Jenner & Block Conference Center, located at 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Continuing Education Credit

 

7.75 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 7.75 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 9 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 9 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.

 

Financial Hardship

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program; all applications for financial assistance must be submitted by September 22, 2017. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to adonohue@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 20, 2017. No refunds will be granted after October 20, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 20, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Allyson Donohue at adonohue@abi.org.