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Providence’s T.F. Green airport is a short 27 miles and Boston’s Logan airport is approximately 65 miles from the Newport Marriott.


In the heart of historic Newport RI, overlooking Newport Harbor, the Newport Marriott hotel provides an exceptional location to explore America's First Resort. The Marriott Newport offers first-class accommodations, an indoor pool and fitness center.  The superb harborside location is close to all of Newport's legendary attractions including the breathtaking Cliff Walk, Newport Mansions, The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Castle Hill Lighthouse.

ABI has arranged for special conference rates of $299 single/double.  To secure the special rate, reservations must be made by June 19, 2006.  Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI.  Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive a hotel reservation Form with your conference confirmation.  Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis.  ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the special-rated ABI block is filled.

Conference/Forum Attire

Conference attire is casual; no business suits are necessary.

Continuing Education Credit

Approval for approximately 9.25 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics for the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and 6 hours of CLE/CPE credit including 1.5 of ethics for the Consumer Forum, is pending in all states.

Cancellation Policy

All conference registration fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by June 16, 2006.  No refunds will be honored after June 16 but substitutions will be allowed.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights exams at the Newport Marriott on Thursday, July 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Details on the certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at (703) 739-1023, by e-mailing or by visiting the ABC website at 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.


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