ABI Consumer Connect December 2, 2016, Palos Verdes

This is an all day program called Consumer Connect aimed at consumer bankruptcy lawyers.  There are great speakers including Judge Martin Barash and Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky who will give the keynote address at the luncheon (which is included with the admission).  I will be doing two programs, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, called Consumer Law Update with Chapter 7 Trustee Wes Avery and UST attorney Jennifer Braun.

Here is the info and the website where you can sign up.  See you there.  Jon 

About the Conference

Held in connection with ABI’s Winter Leadership Conference, ABI’s ConsumerConnect program connects consumer attorneys across the country to discuss practical issues like  marketing, technology, hands on training for evidentiary hearings, new cases and more.

For only $250, attendees will receive
  • 7 hours of CLE credit
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, networking breaks and a cocktail reception to connect and share ideas and information with your local colleagues.
  • An Annual ABI membership*.

The evening will conclude with an optional dinner featuring award-winning comedian Sebastian Manascalco.  The Conference will be hosted at the beautiful Terranea Resort located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

*New memberships only

 

9:30 AM – 10:30AM

Consumer Law Update
Wesley Howard Avery
Law Offices of Wesley H. Avery, APC; Pasadena, CA
Jennifer Braun
Assistant U.S. Trustee (Region 16)
Jonathan Hayes
Simon Resnik Hayes LLP; Sherman Oaks, CA

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Practicum: The Nuts & Bolts of Evidentiary Hearings
J. Scott Bovitz, Moderator
Bovitz & Spitzer; Los Angeles
Hon. Martin R. Barash
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Cal.); Woodland Hills
Mike Nicastro
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC; Costa Mesa, CA
Michael O’Halloran
Law Office of Michael T. O’Halloran; San Diego, CA

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Practicum: The Nuts & Bolts of Evidentiary Hearings
J. Scott Bovitz, Moderator
Bovitz & Spitzer; Los Angeles
Hon. Martin R. Barash
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D.Cal.); Woodland Hills, Cal
Mike NiCastro
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC; Costa Mesa, CA
Michael O’Halloran
Law Office of Michael T. O’Halloran; San Diego, CA

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Technology 101: The Apps, Software and Gadgets That You Need in Your Consumer Practice Today
Karim A. Guirguis
American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, VA

12:00 PM – 01:45 PM

Keynote Luncheon Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California – Irvine School of Law
Sponsored by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

01:45 PM – 02:45 PM

Plenary Session
Is It Worth It? Advance Valuation Issues in 7’s, 13’s and Individual Chapter 11’s
Presented by the ABI Consumer Committee
Neil C. Gordon
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP;Atlanta
Cecilia Lee
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP; Reno
Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC; Tuscaloosa, AL
Elizabeth F. Rojas
Elizabeth F. Rojas, Trustee; Sherman Oaks, CA

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Grab-n-Go Refresher Break

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Consumer Law Update
Wesley Howard Avery
Law Offices of Wesley H. Avery, APC; Pasadena, CA
Jennifer Braun
Assistant U.S. Trustee (Region 16)
Jonathan Hayes
Simon Resnik Hayes LLP; Sherman Oaks, CA

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Marketing Today: What is SEO Optimization? How and When Can You use Social Media to Boost Your Practice? Does the Phone Book Really Still Work?
Leon D. Bayer
Bayer Wishman & Leotta;Los Angeles
Peter L. Fear
Fear Waddell, P.C.; Fresno, CA
Hon. Deborah J. Saltzman
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D.Cal.);Los Angeles

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Margarita Reception
Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc. and Proskauer

04:30PM – 05:30PM

Plenary – Judges Roundtable: Perplexing Ethics Issues in Consumer Cases
 

Judges Roundtable: Perplexing Ethics Issues in Consumer Cases
Hon. Martin R. Barash
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D.Cal.); Woodland Hills, Cal
Hon. Scott C. Clarkson
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D.Cal.); Santa Ana, CA
Hon. Laurel Isicoff, Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.Fla.); Miami, FL
Hon. Margaret Mann
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.Cal.); San Diego, Cal
Hon. Pamela Pepper
U.S. District Court (E. D. Wis.); Milwaukee, WI
Hon. Barry Russell
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D.Cal.); Los Angeles
Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)
Oak Park; Ill.

 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception
Hosted by the ABI Consumer Committee

 

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