Monday, October 16, 2006
Registration and Continental Breakfast
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.
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
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?
CLunch with Keynote Speaker (to be confirmed)
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
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?
Wrap-Up: What’s Next?