Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS). For rental cars, call
AVIS at (800) 458-9383 or book
directly online. Be sure to use discount code J789009.
The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is sold out. A room
block at the Mandalay Bay is available for conference attendees.
The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is a sanctuary from the bright
lights of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip, all on the 35th to 39th floors
of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino tower—ensuring a more
intimate atmosphere and attentive personal service. ABI has arranged a
special conference rate of $249/night. Reservations must be made
directly with the resort by August 8, 2005.
Reservations may be made only after you have registered with
ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will
receive a hotel reservation form with your conference confirmation.
Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot
guarantee anyone a room after the special-rated ABI block is
Attire is casual throughout the conference.
Attorney Specialist Certification
The new Bankruptcy Law includes a provision that allows bankruptcy
courts to increase professional compensation awards to attorneys who are
board certified. Legislators and the courts recognize that the
successful operation of the bankruptcy system depends upon the
involvement of professionals with special expertise. The American Board
of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer
bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exams at the Four Seasons from
8:45 to 5:00 p.m. This is one of the last opportunities to take the exam
under the current law. Details on the certification process, exam
composition and a sample exam can be obtained by visiting the ABC web site or by calling (703)
739-1023. 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.
Approval for approximately 12 hours of CLE credit, including
1.5 hour of ethics, is available. CPE credit is also available; mark the
appropriate box on the registration form.
ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by
the State Bar of California in the amount of 12 hours, of which 1.5
hours will apply to legal ethics.
ABI offers intermediate–advanced level courses, which have no
prerequisites for attendance. 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. 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 attorney on alternative
solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI
will offer a reduced rate based on what the attorney can reasonably
afford to cover of the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable
to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the attorney 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if
written notice of cancellation is received by August 19. No
refunds will be honored after August 19, but substitutions will be