Student Loans, Mortgage Mediation and More to Be Discussed at ABI's 2022 Virtual Consumer Practice Extravaganza November 10-18

Student Loans, Mortgage Mediation and More to Be Discussed at ABI's 2022 Virtual Consumer Practice Extravaganza November 10-18

Alexandria, Va. — Leading practitioners will be examining key issues across the consumer bankruptcy landscape at ABI’s 2022 Consumer Practice Extravaganza (CPEX), being held November 10-18 via a state-of-the-art virtual platform. Five broad session tracks will ensure that there is something for every level of consumer practitioner, providing deep dives into student loans, technology and the future, subchapter V of chapter 11, well-being and nontraditional practice. Available at a registration price of only $100, attendees can select sessions from any track, and all sessions will conveniently remain available to attendees for 30 days after the conclusion of the conference. CPEX will also feature a range of special “demo days,” showcasing technology and money-saving tools especially designed for consumer practitioners, as well as plenaries focused on issues relevant to the entire consumer bench and bar.

Sessions at CPEX include:

  • If I Were King
  • Considerations for Winding Up a Business: A Conversation with Your Client
  • Overview of Subchapter V
  • Rules 2002 and 7004: Save Your Clients Money on Service
  • Working with State and Federal Taxing Authorities
  • Using Yoga and Mindfulness to Assist Your Legal Practice
  • Intersection of Ethics and Technology
  • Monetizing Soft Assets: Lessons for Trustees and Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • Post-COVID-19 Mortgage Issues
  • The Basics of Student Loans: Acronyms, Payment Plans, Forgiveness Plans and Administrative Discharges
  • The Roles and Powers of Trustees
  • Networking: Meet Your Judge
  • FDCPA, RESPA and More
  • The Basics of Chapter 13s and Student Loans
  • The New Normal: Virtual/Hybrid Practice
  • When Do You Need to Retain a Professional?
  • Exiting the Practice: Planned and Unexpected
  • Great Debates: Student Loans
  • Contingency Planning, Risk-Reduction and Other Security Considerations
  • Limiting Noticing Under Rule 2002(h)
  • Subchapter V Lightning Rounds and Rods
  • The Biden Administration’s Loan Forgiveness Program, the Fresh Start, IDR Recounts and Incorporating Student Loan Changes into Chapter 13 Plans
  • How Fulton May Change Practice
  • Judicial Roundtables
  • A Breakdown of § 523(a)(8) and Case Law Updates
  • Ditching the Leatherman Tool and Becoming a HUB
  • International Asset-Protection Trusts: Fish or Fowl?
  • Domestic Asset-Protection Trusts: The Basics for Bankruptcy Professionals
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Bankruptcy for the Deceased: Procedural Nubbins
  • How to Bring a § 523(a)(8) Claim
  • Non-Linear Law Career Paths
  • Tech Tools for Every Practitioner
  • The New Normal, Change and the Flow of Water
  • The Future of Digital Signatures

Networking is also a key ingredient of CPEX, and attendees will have numerous opportunities to connect. The virtual portal will allow speakers and attendees to video or text chat spontaneously after sessions, or allow them to plan a date and time to meet.

Members of the press looking to attend ABI’s Consumer Practice Extravaganza should contact ABI Public Affairs Officer John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [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 nearly 10,000 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

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