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Meetings & Events

Monday, October 16, 2006

7:00–8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 am

Macro Overview of the Effect of BAPCPA: This panel will review the practical effects of the BAPCPA.  It will cover such issues as filing statistics, possible economic effects of the bill, and effects on small business filings.

9:45–10:45 am

Credit Counseling: What has been the effect of the credit counseling requirements of the new law? How have mandated counseling requirements affected the bankruptcy process? Can we draw conclusions about the process based on the experience to date? How are debtor education programs working?

10:45–11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am–12:15 pm

Business Bankruptcy: What Have Been the Effects of Statutory Changes in Chapter 11?  Is it harder to hold together a going concern? What is the effect of shorter time lines?
Is there easier relief from stay? How is KERPS working?

12:30–2:00 pm

CLunch with Keynote Speaker (to be confirmed)     

2:00–3:00 pm

Chapter 7 & 13 Issues: Means Testing and Good Faith:  The means test included in BAPCPA applies a mathematical test to debtors above median income to determine if a presumption of abuse arises.    This panel will examine whether the law is working as it was intended, and review the actual effects of the changes in BAPCPA.     

3:00–4:00 pm

How has BAPCPA Impacted Debtor’s Attorneys? What effects have the various changes in responsibilities and liabilities of debtors’ counsel and increased documentation requirements had on practitioners? How has the new law affected debtor’s counsel practices, due diligence workload, fees, and the incidence of pro se filers?

4:00–4:15 pm

Coffee Break

4:10–5:00 pm

Wrap-Up: What’s Next?


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