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Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

The conference hotel is sold outóbut that doesnít mean that you canít attend the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference. ABI has made arrangements with a hotel close to the conference hotel.

Newport Harbor Hotel
Hotel

ABI has arranged for the special conference rate of $329 single/double at the nearby Newport Harbor Hotel. This alternate hotel is only a couple of minutesí walk from the Hyatt. Please call (800) 955-2558 and mention ABI2013 to book your reservation.

Transportation


Air:

Providenceís T.F. Green airport is approximately 28 miles from the Hyatt Regency Newport.


Continuing Education

Northeast Bankruptcy Conference: Approval for approximately 8.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is pending in 50-minute-hour states. 9.5 hours of CPE, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available. 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 9.50 hours, of which 1.5 hours will apply to legal ethics. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 9.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.


Northeast Consumer Forum: Approval for approximately 8.25 hours of CLE credit is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9.5 hours of CLE credit for in 50-minute-hour states. 8.25 hours of CPE credit is also available. 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 8.25 hours. NY MCLE: This traditional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 9.5 credit hours.

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). 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 www.nasba.org. 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 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 jguirguis@abiworld.org

ABI Northeast Scholarship Program:


Limited scholarship funds are available for those who cannot afford to attend the program. Please send your request for approval to jguirguis@abiworld.org. Limited space is available.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by June 30, 2013. No refunds will be made if notice is received after June 30, although substitutions will be allowed. After June 30, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Attorney Specialist Certification

The American Board of Certification (ABC) will offer its business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditorsí rights exams at the Hyatt Regency Newport on Thursday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Details on the certification process, exam composition and a sample exam can be obtained by calling ABC at (319) 365-2222, by e-mailing assistantdirector@abcworld.org or by visiting the ABC website at www.abcworld.org. 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.


American Board of Certification Exams

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Call (319) 365-2222 or e-mail assistantdirector@abcworld.org


ABI Northeast Scholarship Program

Scholarship funds are available for those who cannot afford to attend the program. Please send your request for approval to Jennifer Guirguis at jguirguis@abiworld.org. Limited space is available.

 

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