The Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board is excited to present the 2020 Southeast Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop! This innovative online program will bring together regional judges and top practitioners for an afternoon of interactive and informative programming. Earn up to 5.1 hours of CLE credit, including 1.2 hours of ethics, and engage in valuable networking with regional colleagues — all from the comfort of your home.
Until we can all meet again in person, we invite you to join us for a virtual experience that only ABI can provide!
Coffee & Conversation for New & First Time Attendees
Enjoy your morning coffee with members of the Southeast Advisory Board and fellow new or first-time attendees of this yearly workshop. Chat about what you can expect when we're together again in-person — and get to know some friendly faces for later in the day.
Sponsored by Polsinelli
Welcome & Information
Please Note: This link will grant you access to the Merry-Go-Round session
In this virtual roundtable format, a group of distinguished judges from the Southeast region (and beyond!) will discuss current bankruptcy issues, ranging from the CARES act to Sub Chapter V, practical courtroom skills and more, in an innovative Zoom-style presentation. Every 20 minutes, judges and attendees will rotate to a new online “room”. Enjoy quality time and gain valuable insights into best practices from judges and colleagues.
Concurrent Sessions (3)
Big Ag Panel
This webinar will discuss recent developments related to distress in the agribusiness industry and agribusiness bankruptcies and provide insight on the unique legal, operational and public policy challenges facing large agriculture operations and their stakeholders as they restructure in the current environment from practitioners in the space, creditors and lenders.
Sponsored by Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Consumer Hot Topics
This panel will address some of the coronavirus-related issues currently facing debtors in chapters 7 and 13, including the effects of the CARES Act on consumer filings, the role of exempt assets in good-faith analyses and disposable-income calculations, and how to address business issues in consumer cases.
The panel, featuring a judge, opposing expert witnesses and opposing counsel will present a role play type discussion on valuation testimony in bankruptcy court. The focus of the discussion will be on best practices in attacking and defending expert witness testimony and will also touch on recent pandemic issues impacting valuations.
How to Have Your Evidence Admitted
Sponsored by Stichter Riedel Blain & Postler P.A.
Ethics Quick Hits
The panelists will cover a host of topics, ranging from ethical issues surrounding micro-business chapter 7 cases, confidentiality and ethical issues related to working remotely, to limited representation and obligations of counsel in bankruptcy. You'll also hear a trustee's perspective on conflicts, retention and employing special counsel.
Sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Networking Happy Hour
Pour yourself a drink, find your comfiest chair, and join your Southeast colleagues online for some relaxed socializing. All you have to do is click on the link!
Sponsored by Epiq
ABI Member & Non-member: $100
Program + ABI Membership for New Members*: $400
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.
No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, upon request, a recording of all sessions can be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.
The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.
This program is eligible for 4.25 hours of general CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 5.1 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.2 hours of ethics, in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 4.25 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. NY MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 5 credit hours, of which 4 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement and 1 credit hour can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.
5 hours of CPE credit, including 1 hour of behavioral ethics, are also available. Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based.
* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.
When and how can I access the virtual conference?
Registered attendees will receive a link via email to the attendee website 48 hours before the first session begins. The link will be sent to the email address you used to register for the program, and this is how you will access all of the conference content. You’ll use the same link each day to access the attendee website for the live conference and whenever you choose to view the on-demand content.
What if I don't receive the link?
Contact [email protected], and a member of the ABI team can provide you with one.
Can I share this link with others?
As with in-person meetings, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a secure single sign-on experience for the user.
How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?
The virtual workshop takes place mostly on Friday afternoon over about 6 hours in the afternoon. During breaks from the live sessions, you can visit other areas of the conference, such as the Attendee Lounge.
Are there any specific technology requirements?
You will be able to access the program sessions without downloading any plug-ins or software. However, for best results, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium Edge to access the sessions. The program will not be available on a mobile/cell phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), but can be accessed through laptop, desktop (PC or Mac) and certain other mobile devices (Surface Pro, iPad).
What are the suggested web browser prerequisites?
Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Chromium Edge 80 or higher
Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
Firefox 76 or higher
Note: Mobile web browsers are not supported.
What is the suggested attire?
We recommend resort attire.