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Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts are widely available to attorneys and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Why You Should Attend
Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area. The program will also feature an important review of recent cases and hot topics, a discussion of best practices, an overview of creditor issues, and tips and traps for consumer lawyers. The program features a dynamic group of panelists, including two Chief Bankruptcy Judges, the United States Trustee for Regions 1 and 2, Chapter 7 panel trustees, and experienced debtor and creditor attorneys.
What You Will Learn
- Views from the Bench: best practices for consumer bankruptcy lawyers
- Views from the Office of the United States Trustee: role of the United States Trustee and current issues
- Tips and traps from the perspectives of Debtor’s attorney and Chapter 7 Trustee
- What creditors need to know in a Chapter 7 consumer case
- Recent case law and hot topics
Who Should Attend
The program is designed for attorneys practicing in consumer bankruptcy law. It is also designed for attorneys who do not regularly practice in this field, but find they are increasingly faced with bankruptcy issues and need a condensed version of the most essential legal issues and practice tips.