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Meetings & Events

Northeast Consumer Forum

July 13–15, 2006

Newport, Rhode Island

Held in Conjunction with the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

Back by popular demand, this two-day forum offers insolvency practitioners an opportunity to gain critical skills. Bringing together a faculty of bankruptcy judges and practitioners from top insolvency firms, this educational forum is designed to appeal to both experienced and new professionals. Approximately 6 hours of CLE/CPE credit including 1.5 hour of ethics, are available. Held in conjunction with one of ABI’s largest regional programs, the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, this forum offers many networking opportunities. Topics include:

  • Bankruptcy Reform Act-Hot Topics and Issues - Practicing Bankruptcy Law after October 17th
  • Ethics and Pre-Petition Planning: Protection by Debtors and Actions by Creditors; Explore Mandatory Credit Counseling and Debt Relief Agent Requirements and Client-Lawyer Relations– What is working and what is not?
  • Practically Speaking: What’s a Lawyer to do when there is a Conversion from Ch. 7 to 13 or from Ch. 13 to 7; Handling the issues and duties arising out of the provisions for treatment of Domestic Support Obligations and Reaffirmation, Redemption, Surrender and Statement of Intention after October 17 – What is working and what is not.
  • Consumer Lending Topics – A review of predatory lending legislation and activities of mortgage foreclosure consultants; overview of interest-only and option arm mortgage loans; summary of changes to the federal Truth in Lending Act made by the BAPCPA.
  • Individual Chapter 11’s: A Better Choice? Understand the mechanics of individual 11s and compare them with the process encountered by above median income debtors in Chapter 13. Recognize the changes to the absolute priority rule and proof necessary for confirmation of an individual Chapter 11 plan. Discuss the means by which an installment payment plan can be consummated with its attendant reporting requirements without a Chapter 13 Trustee. Review appropriate forms to be used at each step of the process.

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