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ABIs 4th Annual Northeast Consumer Winter Forum to Examine Current Developments in Chapter 7 and 13 Cases Individual Chapter 11 Cases and New Amendments for Proofs of Claim

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) brings its 2012 Northeast Consumer Winter Forum to Suffolk University Law School in Boston on January 16, 2012, for a day-long educational conference devoted to the consumer bankruptcy professional. The program will feature panel discussions led by experts on current substantive issues in consumer bankruptcy cases, and a litigation skills forum featuring practice tips from bankruptcy judges and litigators. In addition, attendees are invited to join ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano for a lunchtime discussion on consumer bankruptcy issues before Congress. Approval for up to 6.25 hours of CLE credit is pending. Conference co-chairs for the Forum include Nina M. Parker of Parker & Associates (Winchester, Mass.) and Anne J. White of Klieman, Lyons, Schindler & Gross (Boston). Bankruptcy Judge Joan N. Feeney (D. Mass.; Boston) is the judicial chair of the program. Program sessions at the Northeast Consumer Winter Forum include: • Chapter 13 Panel: Recent case law regarding income, plan and tax issues in chapter 13. • Chapter 7 Developments: What does the trustee want, and how does the debtors’ counsel respond? • Individual Chapter 11 Cases, including the U.S. Trustee's Office Perspective • New Amendments for Proofs of Claim under the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure • Trial Practice Symposium: Drafting Complaints and Dispositive Motions To view the full list of panelists, scheduling details and to register for the Northeast Consumer Winter Forum, please click here: ### 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 more than 13,000 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