ABIs Ninth Annual Litigation Skills Symposium Provides Invaluable Trial Instruction to Insolvency Practitioners

ABIs Ninth Annual Litigation Skills Symposium Provides Invaluable Trial Instruction to Insolvency Practitioners

Contact: John Hartgen
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March 1, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute and Tulane University Law School present the Ninth Annual Litigation Skills Symposium at the Tulane Law School in New Orleans from May 11-14, 2010. The four-day Symposium features an expert faculty demonstrating the specific advocacy skills necessary to be an effective insolvency practitioner. Participants work in small groups; their performances are videotaped and then evaluated by the faculty, who provide invaluable feedback on technique, style and strategy. The Symposium also features a final-day mock trial to be held at the Hale Boggs Federal Courthouse. Enrollment is limited to the first 24 registered practitioners to maximize the learning experience. Six additional spots are open for the first financial experts who register for the program. These financial experts will receive invaluable training on how to be an effective witness and will put their newfound skills to work during the final trial. Approximately 18.25 hours of CLE/CPE credit are available.

Lecture and demonstration topics will include:

  • Introduction to Bankruptcy Litigation and Trial Preparation
  • Direct Examination and Introducing Evidence
  • Cross Examination of Expert and Lay Witnesses
  • Art of Persuasion/Trial Techniques to Win Your Case
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility


To find out more about ABI’s Ninth Annual Litigation Skills Symposium, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/LS10.  



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 12,400 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.