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ABIs Eighth Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference to be Held Nov. 12

Alexandria, Va. — Detroit-area practitioners will have the opportunity to examine current issues affecting the consumer bankruptcy profession at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Eighth Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Faculty members include experienced local chapter 7 and 13 consumer attorneys, bankruptcy judges and panel trustees from around Michigan. Maureen Donohue Kraus, the vice president of economic development and business attraction for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the keynote speaker for the conference. The judicial chair of the Detroit Bankruptcy Conference is Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes (E.D. Mich.; Detroit), and the conference chair is consumer practitioner Caralyce M. Lassner (Utica, Mich.). Panel sessions include: The Latest and Greatest: Supreme Court and Lower Court Case Law Update Ethics: The Old and the New Retirement Planning and Bankruptcy Bankruptcy for the Self-Employed Mortgage Modifications and Loss Mitigation The New Proof-of-Claim Rules: One Year Later Introduction to Individual Chapter 11 Cases: Part 1 (Chapter Choice; First-Day Motions) Hot Issues in Chapter 7 and 13 What You Need to Know about Stern v. Marshall Introduction to Individual Chapter 11 Cases: Part 2 (Negotiating a Plan; Plan Drafting; Disclosure Statements, Plan Confirmation and the Absolute Priority Rule) Introduction to the New Chapter 13 Model (Mandatory) Plan Judges Panel: Advice for Oral Advocacy and Adversary Proceedings There will also be a special judges’ panel featuring nine Michigan bankruptcy judges. For a full list of speakers at the Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, please click on the following link: Attendees have the opportunity to earn 7 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics. For more information on ABI’s Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, please visit ### 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