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2007 WLC Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

Set on 360 acres within the Rancho Mirage community, The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa is surrounded by landscaped courtyards and extensive waterways. You will enjoy elegant accommodations, ample meeting space, a relaxing desert climate, two world-class golf courses and extensive recreational facilities, a first-class spa, various pools, and five bars and lounges. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $195. Make your reservations before November 12, 2007, to obtain the special rate. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room once the special-rated ABI room block is filled. You will not be able to book your room reservations until you have registered for the conference. You will receive special room reservation instructions after you have registered with ABI.


Air: Palm Springs Airport (PSP) is a 15-minute cab ride to The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is approximately 1 hour away, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes away. American Airlines is the official carrier for the American Bankruptcy Institute. Conference attendees are eligible for a 5% discount off coach and first-class fares on travel between December 1-13, 2007, to Palm Springs. For fare and schedule information and to make reservations, please visit or call American Airlines Meeting Services at (800) 433-1790 and provide the multi index number S19773. Please use promotion code A98D7AJ.

Avis Car 

RentalGround: Avis car rental discounts are available using the Avis Worldwide discount number J789009. Call at (800) 331-1600 or book online at

Continuing Education

Approval for approximately 11.75 hours of CLE credit, including 3.0 hours of ethics, is pending. CPE credit is also available; approval for 14.1 CPE credits, including 3.6 of ethics, is pending. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE – ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 11.75 hours, of which 3.0 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, or 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 individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover of the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual 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

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by November 9, 2007. No refunds will be honored after November 9, but substitutions will be allowed.


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