Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is the highest-rated full-service resort facility in Northern Michigan. On the shores of Lake Michigan, the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa invites attendees to bring along the family to enjoy this beautiful area. ABI has arranged for special rates of $185 for hotel accommodations, $215 for Tower reservations and $215 for one-bedroom condos. Reservations must be made directly with the resort by May 13, 2013. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive a hotel reservation card with your conference information. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI block is filled. Register today!



The resort is only 10 minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). Ground: Call 800-748-0303 to arrange complimentary airport shuttle service.

Workshop Attire

Attire is casual throughout the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by May 23, 2013. No refunds will be made if notice is received after May 23, although substitutions will be allowed. After May 23, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education

Approval for approximately 9.0 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 11.0 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. 11.0 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 9.0 hours, of which 1.5 hours will apply to legal ethics.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement in 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at 703-739-0800. ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. All applications for financial assistance must be submitted by May 3, 2013. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to jgood@abiworld.org.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exams at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on Thursday, June 13, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at 319-365-2222, by e-mailing assistantdirector@abcworld.org or by visiting the ABC website at www.abcworld.org. The ABC certification programs are sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.


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