Nuts & Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young and New Practitioners

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, the Charles Evans Whitaker Courthouse plays host to a program sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law on Nuts & Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young and New Practitioners. As the title implies, the program provides a fundamental overview of the bankruptcy system and the Bankruptcy Code, including jurisdictional issues and concepts fundamental to practice in consumer and business bankruptcy cases. The program also includes a presentation on ethics and the bankruptcy process.

Presenters are distinguished bankruptcy judges and experienced practitioners drawn both from the local bankruptcy community and from across the country. In addition to extensive written materials, the program participants will receive a copy of the ABI publication Bankruptcy in Practice, 4th ed., and a copy of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules.

The program offers an excellent opportunity for new and young bankruptcy lawyers to get a comprehensive overview of the issues they will have to confront on a daily basis in their practice from experienced judges and practitioners. It also provides an excellent refresher course for more experienced lawyers. Finally, this is also an excellent opportunity for lawyers who practice in other areas to gain a basic understanding of bankruptcy issues in order to identify them as they arise in their practice so they may refer them to experts.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the first session commencing at 8:30 a.m. The program concludes at 4:30 p.m. It is approved for approximately 6.5 hours CLE credit in the state of Missouri. Additional information about the program and the registration information can be obtained by accessing the website of the American Bankruptcy Institute at



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