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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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