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Fourteen Bankruptcy Judges to Take Part in ABIs 33rd Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law have collaborated again to present the 33rd Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute program on Oct. 4. The conference will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. The Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute features distinguished speakers on current developments, including 14 bankruptcy judges. There will also be a Consumer Track featuring breakout sessions specifically designed for consumer practitioners and offered at a reduced rate. In addition, the program will feature a special lunch presentation by Bankruptcy Judge Eugene Wedoff (N.D. Ill.; Chicago), chairman of the FRBP Advisory Committee, to provide an update on bankruptcy rules. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 8.2/8.5 hours CLE/CPE credits, including 1.2/1 hour of ethics. Ronald S. Weiss of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, LC (Kansas City) and Mark G. Stingley of Bryan Cave LLP (Kansas City) are the program co-chairs, and Bankruptcy Judge Dennis R. Dow (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City) is the judicial chair. Bankruptcy Judges Anita L. Shodeen (S.D. Iowa; Des Moines), Robert E. Nugent (D. Kan.; Wichita) and Arthur B. Federman (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City) will provide a special “Case Law Update” plenary session examining bankruptcy cases at the Eighth Circuit, Tenth Circuit and Supreme Court. Plenary sessions at the conference include: Tax and Bankruptcy: Just Like Peas and Carrots I Knew That! (Sort of…): Ethics and Bankruptcy Issues “Rapid Fire” Interactive Judges’ Panel Business track sessions include: Good Faith: Knew or Should Have Known, or Clean Heart, Empty Head — Its Many Variations in the Code Hot Topics in Single-Asset Real Estate Reorganizations For more information about the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute program, including a list of program speakers, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/MW13/schedule.html. The Consumer Forum will feature the following breakout sessions specifically designed for consumer practitioners: Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Property of the Estate and Exemption Issues in Consumer Cases Hot New Issues in Chapter 13 (Household Size, Step-Up Plans, Student Loans, Loan Modifications and More) For more information about the Midwestern Consumer Forum, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/MW13/consumer.html.