Legislative Highlights May 2001

Legislative Highlights May 2001

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ABI's teleseminar series on understanding the new bankruptcy law, "From Law to Practice," will be held this month. Learn what you need to advise clients today, so that you are ready when the new law takes effect. Teleseminar technology allows you to get this training in the comfort of your office, or wherever is most convenient.

Tuesday, May 22 (1:00 to 2:30 pm EST)

Consumer Bankruptcy

Topics: ins and outs of means testing, new procedures for reaffirmations, counseling and debtor education requirements, impact on women and children, new rules on homesteads, new categories of non-dischargeable debts, limits on lienstripping in chapter 13, and more.

Speakers: Hon. Eugene Wedoff, Hon. William Brown, Hank Hildebrand, Ronald Peterson, James Caher and Richardo Kilpatrick.

Thursday, May 24 (1:00 to 2:30 pm EST)

Tax, Appeals and Administrative Issues

Topics: new appeals procedures, cross-border cases, bankruptcy tax changes affecting individuals and businesses, financial contract provisions, health care bankruptcy procedures, data collection requirements, and more.

Speakers: Robin Phelan, Prof. Grant Newton, Alan Barton, Robert Pope and Prof. Jack Williams.

Friday, May 25 (1:00 to 2:30 pm EST)

Business Bankruptcy

Topics: reduced discretion for judges, new rules for single-asset and small-business cases, assumption and rejection of real estate leases, non-dischargeability of corporate debts, expanded duties for the U.S. Trustee, disinterestedness and compensation issues, and more.

Speakers: Bettina Whyte, Hon. David Houston, Hon. Wesley Steen, Steven Case and Joseph Guzinski.

Each 90-minute program is only $79 for members and $199 for all three programs. CLE/CPE credit is available, depending on your state's requirements for audio programs. Written course materials will be provided in advance. Those who miss the live events will be able to order and receive audiotapes and printed materials.

To register, go online at www.abiworld.org/events/teleseminar/ where you can print the registration form and mail it in, or you can register online on our secure web site. You can also fax the registration to (703) 739-1060. Questions? Call (703) 739-0800 or e-mail [email protected].

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Tuesday, May 1, 2001