February 1, 2013
How to Resolve Disputes in Bankruptcy
Columbus Bar Association ADR Committee Meeting
Friday, February 8 @ noon
Location: Columbus Bar offices
Increasingly, bankruptcy courts are using mediation to help resolve issues that even the most skilled bankruptcy professionals are unable to resolve. Consequently, there is a growing need for trained bankruptcy mediators, and the American Bankruptcy Institute has written a book on how to use mediation to resolve disputes in bankruptcy.
A number of law journal articles have been written on the benefits of using ADR in general, and mediation in particular, in bankruptcy practice. Most courts have adopted some form of rule permitting mediation to resolve adversary actions. Mediation can provide a fast and inexpensive way to resolve a disputed bankruptcy matter.
Join the ADR Committee (Friday noon, February 8) as it learns about the mediation of bankruptcy cases. The presenters are David M. Whittiker of Bricker & Eckler; and Andria Beckham, owner and principal of The Legal Free Agent, LLC and founder of the blog on Bankruptcy Mediation, Mediation Banca Rotta. David and Andria will explain why, when and how mediation can be applied to bankruptcy cases.