ABI

Tuesday, November 11

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Second City Improvisational Debates

Brian L. Shaw, Moderator

Shaw, Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Resolved: Credit counseling received on the petition date, though after the time of the filing, satisfies the requirements of section 109(h)(1).

Pro: Hon. Robert D. Martin

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Madison

Con: Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Resolved: Student loans should be dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Pro: William J. Factor

The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.; Northbrook, Ill.

Con: Monette W. Cope

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA; Chicago

Resolved: “Fee jumping” in chapter 13 cases is legal and ethical.

Pro: Nicholas Perino

Swanson & Desai, LLC; Chicago

Con: Justin R. Storer

Lakelaw; Chicago

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Strange (but True) Collateral Disposition Issues

Hon. Catherine J. Furay, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Eau Claire

James J. Haller

Law Offices of Mueller & Haller LLC; Belleville, Ill.

Christopher H. Purcell

Sherman & Sherman; Chicago

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Best Practices in Client Advocacy: From Beginning to Bitter End

Chapter 7 Breakout

Chapter 7 Trustee: Joseph A. Baldi, Moderator

Baldi Berg & Wallace, Ltd.; Chicago

U.S. Trustee’s Office: Jeffrey S. Snell

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

Client Advocate: Barbara L. Yong

Golan & Christie, LLP; Chicago

Chapter 13 Breakout

Client Advocate: Nathan E. Curtis, Moderator

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

U.S. Trustee’s Office: M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

Chapter 13 Trustee: Glenn B. Stearns

Chapter 13 Trustee; Lisle, Ill.

Creditor Breakout

Berton J. Maley, Moderator

Codilis & Associates, P.C.; Burr Ridge, Ill.

Amy A. Aronson

Aronson & Walsh, PC; Vernon Hills, Ill.

Cari A. Kauffman

Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC; Chicago

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.

The Evidentiary Hearing: A Demonstrative Exhibit on Direct and Cross Examination, Foundation and Hearsay

Hon. Janet S. Baer, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hon. Thomas M. Lynch

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Rockford

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15-4:45 p.m.

The Ethics of Social Media: How to Avoid Acting Like a Tweet — and Other Good Advice Your Mother Did Not Teach You

David P. Leibowitz, Moderator

Lakelaw; Chicago

Jerome E. Larkin

Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission; Chicago

Deborah L. Thorne

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Chicago

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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