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Valuation in Consumer Cases, Marketing, Social Media and Ethics Among the Topics to Be Discussed at ABI's Inaugural Consumer Connect Program on Dec. 2

Alexandria, Va. —ABI’s inaugural Consumer Connect program at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., will provide consumer practitioners with practical insights on key issues from some of the country’s top consumer bankruptcy experts. The program will take place on Dec. 2 concurrently with ABI’s 28th Annual Winter Leadership Conference. In addition to separate programs specifically tailored to consumer practitioners, attendees will be able to participate in Winter Leadership programming, such as ABI's Great Debates and a luncheon keynoted by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California - Irvine School of Law, and can enjoy valuable networking opportunities. Consumer Connect program registration is available to consumer practitioners at a special low rate that includes a one-year ABI membership.


Sessions at the Consumer Connect program include:

  • Consumer Law Update
  • Practicum: The Nuts & Bolts of Evidentiary Hearings
  • Technology 101: The Apps, Software and Gadgets that You Need in Your Practice Today
  • Is It Worth It? Advanced Valuation Issues in 7s, 13s and Individual Chapter 11s
  • Marketing Today: What Is SEO Optimization? How and When Can You Use Social Media to Boost Your Practice? Does the Phone Book Really Still Work?
  • Judges Roundtable: Perplexing Ethics Issues in Consumer Cases


To review a comprehensive schedule of speakers and optional events, please click here: If you are a member of the press and you would like to attend the conference, please contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or




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 12,000 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