Inaugural CARE Financial Literacy Conference in September to Deliver Top-Notch Training to Educators Financial Literacy Professionals and Bankruptcy Practitioners
Alexandria, Va. — American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces the inaugural CARE Financial Literacy Conference, September 11-13, 2014, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. With informative and skill-building sessions divided into two specialized tracks — CARE (for financial literacy professionals, educators and CARE volunteers) and CLE (up to 8.75 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, for bankruptcy practitioners) — attendees can customize their learning experience. The conference programing will open with a "CARE Core Values" keynote address by CARE Founder Hon. John C. Ninfo, II (W.D.N.Y.; Rochester). CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) educates young adults on the responsible use of credit and the potential consequences of poor money management and credit abuse. CARE makes experienced members of the bankruptcy community available to teach the importance of financial education in schools, supplementing and enhancing existing financial education programs. CARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community outreach program of the American Bankruptcy Institute and boasts a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. For additional information about CARE, please visit http://care4yourfuture.org/. Franklin L. Broyles (Irving, Texas) and Holland “Holly” N. O’Neil of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Dallas) are the co-chairs for the conference, and Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser (N.D. Tex.; Dallas) is the judicial chair. The CARE Financial Literacy Conference is presented in conjunction with title sponsor La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation. Joint conference sessions include: - Legislative Update: Texas Education Agency’s Proposed Financial Literacy Education Requirements - Special Task Force Hearing: CARE for Our Troops - "The Neuroscience of Debtors" CARE track sessions include: - CARE Talk at Irving ISD Jack E. Singley Academy - Pomp and Circumstances: The Student Loan Crisis — Who Borrows, How Much, Delinquency and Default Trends - CARE Boot Camp: Basic Training for Financial Foot Soldiers - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Credit Cards (but Were Afraid to Ask) CLE track sessions include: - From Bad to Worse: Criminal and Civil Fraud - An Attorney’s Ethical Duty to Disclose Confidential Information to Creditors of an Insolvent Client (Op. 603 (2010), 74 Tex. B.J. 74 (2011)) - Did the Texas Ethics Committee Get It Right? - Bankruptcy Filings Under Obamacare: A Sickness or a Cure? - Judges’ Panel: “Your Honor, We Would Like to Know…” For a full list of session speakers, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/CARE14/schedule.html If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the Inaugural CARE Financial Literacy Conference, please contact CARE Director John Good at [email protected] or ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at [email protected] ### 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.