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Attorneys’ Fees, Electronic Evidence at Trial, Supreme Court Decisions, Attorney Mental Health and More to Be Discussed at the 44th Paskay Seminar on Jan. 15-17, 2020, in Tampa

Alexandria, Va.— ABI and Stetson University College of Law will hold the 44th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar at the Westin Tampa Waterside in Tampa, Fla., January 15-17, 2020. The memorial CLE program honors the lifetime achievements of the late Bankruptcy Judge Alexander L. Paskay. Practitioners will hear analysis from some of the leading experts on business and consumer case trends. This year’s seminar features prominent regional and national speakers, joined by 10 bankruptcy judges, to discuss the most current commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues, and includes several networking events. Prof. Edward Janger of Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will provide a keynote titled “Private Equity: Buy It and Then Break It — the Cautionary Tale from Retail Bankruptcies.” Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 14.1/14 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.8/1.5 hours of ethics. Judicial co-chairs for the conference are Bankruptcy Judges Roberta A. Colton (M.D. Fla.; Tampa) and Cynthia C. Jackson (M.D. Fla.; Orlando) and the conference chair is Jeffrey W. Warren of Bush Ross, P.A. (Tampa, Fla.).


Sessions include:


  • WWJGD (What Would Judge Glenn Do)?...
  • Admissibility of Electronic Evidence at Trial
  • Everything You Need to Know About Attorneys’ Fees and Sanctions in Bankruptcy
  • Business Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • Basic Technology for the Bankruptcy Professional
  • Advanced Technology for the Bankruptcy Professional
  • ABI Talks: Impact on Bankruptcy Practice of Five Recent Supreme Court Decisions or Pending Decisions
  • Bankruptcy Practice Is Constantly Changing
  • Pro Bono Work for Consumer Clients
  • Mental Health and Mindfulness in Restructuring Matters
  • Judicial Merry-Go-Round


To view the full schedule and list of speakers at the Seminar, please click here.


Members of the press looking to attend the Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar should contact ABI Public Affairs Officer John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. For more information about the Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, 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 nearly 11,000 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