Latest ABI Publication Provides Primer for State Trial Judges on Relationship Between Bankruptcy and State Law

Latest ABI Publication Provides Primer for State Trial Judges on Relationship Between Bankruptcy and State Law

Alexandria, Va. — ABI’s latest publication, Bankruptcy Issues for State Trial Court Judges, Fourth Edition, was written to help state trial court judges resolve conflicts that arise between bankruptcy law and domestic relations, criminal restitution, jurisdiction and many other issues. Developed with a grant from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges specifically for an ABI educational program, the book, written by Prof. Michaela M. White of Creighton University School of Law (Omaha, Neb.), covers the 2005 amendments to the Code, including concepts such as property of the estate, claims, bankruptcy stays and injunctions, dischargeability, domestic relations law, criminal proceedings and the structure of the bankruptcy court system. While bankruptcy is a matter placed under Federal jurisdiction by the Constitution, bankruptcy cases, particularly with respect to the validity of claims and exemptions, often affect cases pending in state courts. Bankruptcy Issues for State Trial Court Judges provides a primer to state trial court judges looking to navigate the complicated issues that sometimes arise between Federal bankruptcy law and state law. The 150-page publication is now available for pre-order ($35 ABI member; $55 non-member) on ABI’s Online Bookstore and will begin shipping in mid-June. ### 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.