October 6, 2006
Nuts & bolts of bankruptcy: consumer cases
President Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) into law on April 20, 2005. BAPCPA became effective on October 17, 2005 and made significant additions and amendments to the Federal Bankruptcy Code. BAPCPA has required everyone involved with bankruptcy proceedings to change their course of practice. BAPCPA has placed new and evolving duties on bankruptcy judges, debtors, debtors’ attorneys, trustees, domestic support creditors and creditors’ attorneys.
The Bankruptcy committee organized “Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy: Consumer Bankruptcy Cases from the Beginning” to be held Friday, October 13, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. to assist practitioners starting out in bankruptcy or those attorneys who need a refresher on the new code and requirements. Whether you are new to the practice of bankruptcy or just need clarification on the new code, this seminar is a must for you.
Mina N. Khorrami will cover what information is required to be filed with the bankruptcy petition including a review of schedules; forms and checklists; and counsel’s responsibilities and requirements in collecting data.
Brenda K. Bowers and Frederick L. Ransier, both with Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, will discuss what the trustee wants to see, including preparation for a meeting of creditors, what questions counsel needs to be prepared for and why creditors appear at creditor’s meetings.
Finally, Brenda K. Bowers, Lisa M. Diem of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court and Mina N. Khorrami will cover the basics of bankruptcy court appearances including requirements for confirmation of Chapter 13 Plans; docket determination; what you need for a hearing and local rules.
Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112 for event # 3625-1. The cost is $85 prepaid/$95 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$135 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$65 day of for paralegals.