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ABIs Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference to be Held October 11

Contact: John Hartgen
             703-894-5935
             jhartgen@abiworld.org

ABI’S CHICAGO CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD OCTOBER 11

August 12, 2011, 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) Foruth 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 6.25 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:

·      Mortgages in Chapter 13
·      The Rules and Jurisdiction of Bankruptcy Appeals
·      Divorce and Bankruptcy: When Does One Specialist Need Another?
·      Balancing the Practice of Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Running a Business
·      The Ethics of Getting Paid

The conference will also feature a keynote by Prof. Robert M. Lawless of the University of Illinois College of Law. For more information on ABI’s Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/Chicago11.

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