Commission Recommendations on Resolving Court Splits:
Coming Soon to a Judicial Opinion Near You
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
SPEAKERS Hon. Dennis R. Dow U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City Hon. Bruce A. Harwood U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.H.); Manchester Hon. Barbara J. Houser U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Dallas Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago
ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 identified more than 30 splits in case law on important issues. Such a split of authority results in delay, increased litigation costs and above all, uncertainty -- imposing a kind of "ambiguity tax" on the system, as one witness put it in testimony before the Commission. The recommendations contained in the Commission's final report, in many cases, can be implemented by judicial opinion at the bankruptcy court or court of appeals level, without need for action by Congress.
This program featuring some of the most experienced and thoughtful judges on the bench today, will assess the Commission recommendations, and identify some that might be effected soon.
Continuing Education Credit:
ABI will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.5 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states. CLE-Approved States: ABI’s live webinars and teleconferences ordinarily receive CLE credit in AL, CA, DE, GA, IL, MN, NE, NH, NJ, NY (approved jurisdiction policy), PA, TN and TX. ABI will obtain approval in additional states. ABI does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars in KS and OH. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state, which may not be determined prior to the program.
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2015-08-04 03:00:002015-08-04 07:00:00Livestream-2015 Bankruptcy Judges Roundtable
October 28, 2015 Jenner & Block LLP Conference Center, Chicago, IL
ABI’s Mid-Level Professional Development program is returning again to Chicago! Join us in the Windy City for this unique program geared specifically toward mid-level insolvency and restructuring professionals, lawyers and financial advisors. Featuring both technical and career-advancement sessions, the conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn critical skills from some of the country’s top judges, attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, restructuring professionals and clients. Space is limited, so register today and don't miss this one-of-a-kind event!
Approval for approximately 7.5/9 hours of CLE/CPE is pending.