February 9, 2007
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.
The video replay of “Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy: Consumer Bankruptcy Cases from the Beginning” will be shown Friday, Feb. 23 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 covers what information is required to be filed with the bankruptcy petition including a review of schedules, forms, and checklists required for a debtor to file bankruptcy and a review of counsel’s responsibilities and requirements in collecting data.
Brenda K. Bowers and Frederick L. Ransier, both with Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, discuss what the trustee wants to see including: how the trustee reviews for a meeting of creditors; what the debtor needs to do to prepare 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 cover the basics of bankruptcy court appearances including: what is required for confirmation of Chapter 13 plans; how the court determines which docket you are on; what you need for a hearing; and what local rules you need to be aware of.
Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112 for event # 3625-3 for 3 hours of CLE credit. 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.