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The Hotel

The Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa is an extraordinary oasis nestled among towering palm trees beneath the dramatic Eisenhower Peak of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The resort has just undergone a $65 million expansion, making it the most luxurious of Indian Wells hotels.

Take advantage of the exquisite amenities. Play 36 exciting holes of championship golf, enjoy superb restaurants and a magical water garden with seven free-form swimming pools. Spend the day at Agua Serena Spa and enjoy 18 treatment rooms, the Loran Loran salon, fitness center, plunge pools and aerobics area surrounded by a sparkling lagoon.

The Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa is dedicated to providing the impeccable service, unprecedented amenities and gracious hospitality that ABI Members expect from a world-class resort.

ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $194/night for a Parlor Suite room. Make your reservations by October 30, 2005, to reserve the special rate. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after October 30, or after the special-rated ABI block is filled. You will receive a special room reservation form after you have registered with ABI. Return this form to Hyatt Grand Champions to get into the special ABI room block.


Avis Car Rental Fly into Palm Springs International Airport (15 miles), Ontario International Airport (87 miles) or Los Angeles International Airport (140 miles). For rental cars, call AVIS at (800) 458-9383 or book directly online. Be sure to use discount code J789009.

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 on Thursday, December 1, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the last opportunity 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.

Continuing Education

Approval for approximately 14 hours of CLE credit, including three hours of ethics, is available. CPE credit is 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 14 hours, of which three 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

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by November 11. No refunds will be honored after November 11, but substitutions will be allowed.


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