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ABI’s Delaware “Views from the Bench” Program on Oct. 17 Features Dynamic Sessions and a Special “Secrets of the Bench” Presentation

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Delaware State Bar Association are partnering once again to present the Delaware Views from the Bench program on Oct. 17. Featuring the insights of leading bankruptcy practitioners and perspectives from the Delaware bankruptcy and federal appellate bench, the program will take place at the historic Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The program provides general sessions along with specialized tracks for both young lawyers and experienced practitioners. New this year is a focus on ethics. The lunch program will feature a special "Secrets of the Bench Revealed" with Bankruptcy Judges Kevin J. Carey (D. Del.; Wilmington, Del.) and Michelle M. Harner (D. Md.; Baltimore).

Concurrent sessions include:

  • Ask the Judges
  • Preparing for an Appeal: How to Prepare at the Trial Level to Ensure a Successful Bankruptcy Appeal
  • Fireside Chat

Young Lawyers track sessions include:

  • How to Prepare for Oral Argument and How to Seek Out Opportunities for the Same
  • Getting Engaged and Getting Paid

Experienced Practitioners track sessions include:

  • Chapter 15
  • Hot Topics and Trends in Chapter 11 Plans

Ethics track sessions include:

  • Best Practices for Stress Management and Time Management in Restructuring
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients and Counsel

To view the full schedule and list of speakers for the program, please click here.

Attendees will be able to earn 6.5/8 hours of CLE/CPE, including 2 hours of ethics. For more information about attending ABI’s “Delaware Views from the Bench” program, please click here. If you are a member of the press and you would like to attend the conference, please contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or



ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit