ABIs Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference to be Held October 11

ABIs Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference to be Held October 11

Contact: John Hartgen
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July 28, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — Chicago-area consumer bankruptcy practitioners will have the opportunity to examine current issues affecting the profession at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Third Annual Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference on Oct. 11 at the Gleacher Center at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Faculty members include experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys, bankruptcy judges and panel trustees from the Northern District of Illinois and a representative from the Chicago Office of the U.S. Trustee. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 5.5 CLE credits, including 1.25 ethics credits.

Co-chairs for the Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference are Brian L. Shaw of Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC (Chicago) and Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff (N.D. Ill.; Chicago).

Panel sessions include:

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility: What Your Appearance Obligates You to Do for Your Client
  • Is It or Isn't It? Property of the Estate and Exemptions in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases
  • Chapter 13: Fees, Lienstripping and Other Current Developments Regarding Consumer Mortgages
  • The Supreme Court and Consumer Bankruptcy: A Year (or so) in Review and Its Effect on Your Practice
  • Means Test: Update 2010

To view the full list of expert speakers at the Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/Chicago10/schedule.html.

The conference will also feature a luncheon keynote by Ronald R. Peterson of Jenner & Block LLP (Chicago).

For more information on ABI’s Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/Chicago10/.   


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 12,600 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.