March 20, 2009
Bankruptcy Law Institute in Changing Times
~ written by Nora Jones, Columbus Bar Bankruptcy Committee
Due to the current economic crisis, a number of significant changes to bankruptcy law can be expected. The question is not if, but when, Congress will amend the Bankruptcy Code to provide for "cram down" of residential mortgages, and create new provisions governing the restructuring of key industries and the rights of those employed in those industries. It is also expected that there will be increasing state and federal regulation of, and additional class-action lawsuits against, the debt settlement industry which has developed in the last several years.
The Columbus Bar's 2009 Bankruptcy Law Institute will address those anticipated changes, and focus on current trends and issues of interest to those representing creditors and debtors in consumer and commercial cases. Speakers and panelists will include: practitioners from the Central Ohio community; current and former bankruptcy judges; court personnel; trustees from Columbus, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisiana, and Nashville; and representatives from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
The 2009 BLI, April 29-30, begins at 8:45 am on Wednesday. CLE credit is 11.25 hours for attending both days. Register online or call 614/221.4112 for event #BK0904FI.