Commission Recommendations on Resolving Court Splits:
Coming Soon to a Judicial Opinion Near You
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET
$95.00 for Program and Reception
$50.00 for Reception Only
$75.00 for Live Webstream Only
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. C. Ray Mullins
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta
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.
October 15-16, 2015 Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.
ABI and UMKC School of Law are pleased to present the 35th Annual Midwest Bankruptcy Institute at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. This year's program features business, consumer and professional development tracks at affordable pricing, so you can get the exact training you need. With 15 U.S. Bankruptcy Judges rounding out sessions covering everything from LLCs and partnerships in bankruptcy to student loan discharge to the psychological aspects of workout negotiating, plus two ethics sessions- you won't want to miss the CLE/CPE event of the Midwest!
October 9, 2015 Georgetown University Law Center Washington, D.C.
Join ABI, Georgetown University Law and 18 bankruptcy judges on October 9, 2015, for another exciting Views from the Bench! One of ABI and Georgetown University CLE’s best conferences, Bankruptcy 2015: Views from the Bench provides a unique opportunity for bankruptcy practitioners to convene with bankruptcy judges for a full day of outstanding CLE and networking opportunities. This year's feature is a presentation by Prof. Kenneth N. Klee on the 2015 Supreme Court term. Klee is the author of Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court 1801-2014, published in 2015. Several panels will elicit the judges' views on recommendations from the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. The conference also features small group lunchtime break-out sessions with the morning topics’ judges and speakers, creating an intimate learning environment. We look forward to seeing you there!