NCBJ full price registration includes one luncheon ticket with a choice of the ABA, CLLA or ABI luncheon. If CLE is desired for the ABA programs, you must pay the ABA registration fee in addition to the NCBJ registration fee. Scroll down for a listing of the ABA Committee meetings.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
2:00-3:30 pm - Pacific Ballroom 15
Pro Bono (CLE) Helping Those Who Have Borne the Battle- Working with Veterans, Service Members and Their Families on Financial issues
This panel will discuss areas in which debt collection laws and the bankruptcy system treat service members, veterans and their families (especially disabled service members and their beneficiaries) differently from civilians. The panel will also discuss recent legislative changes such as the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act and the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act, the work of the ABA and other various volunteer bar organizations, issues that can arise in representation of service members, veterans and their families, and how you can assist veterans on a pro bono basis.
*This program is in memoriam to Judge Nancy Dreher who served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the District of Minnesota for many years and who wrote and spoke on the importance of pro bono services.
Moderator: Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, Atlanta, GA
Kristina M. Stanger, Nyemaster Goode PC, Des Moines
3:45-5:15 pm - Pacific Ballroom 15
Everything You Wanted to Know About... Ethical Issues of Mediators as Tattletales: Reports to the Court, and Good-Faith Participation (CLE)
The panel will discuss what mediators can and cannot ethically report to the court presiding over a dispute. Can the mediator ever tell the judge anything other than “Case settled” or “Case did not settle”?
Moderators: Peter L. Borowitz and Judith W. Ross
Peter L. Borowitz
Judith W. Ross
Program Materials Coordinator: Judith W. Ross
Thursday, October 15, 2020
12:45-3:00 pm - Pacific 22
ABA Chapter 11 Lunch & Heidt Award (CLE, Ticketed)
Recidivist Debtors: Chapter 22s of Oil & Gas Business Debtors: Why Is It Happening Now?
Moderator: Kyung S. Lee, Kyung S. Lee PLLC, Houston, TX
J.P. Hanson, Houlihan Lokey, New York, NY
Shari L. Heyen, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Houston, TX
John T. Young, Jr. Conway Mackenzie, Inc., Houston TX
Program Materials Coordinator: R.J. Shannon, Barron & Newburger, P.C., Austin, TX
3:30-5:00 pm - Grand Ballroom 2
Gender & Judging: Does the Gender of the Judge Matter in Bankruptcy Court Adjudications? A Final Report
For two years this group has studied the influence of a judge’s gender on the processing and outcomes in bankruptcy cases. Leveraging several studies in non-bankruptcy cases on whether gender influences judicial decision making, this study has looked at 837 student loan discharge opinions and compared the outcomes of those cases based on the gender of the judge and the gender of the debtor. The results demonstrate a statistically significant difference in the way men and women decide such cases. The study now expects to examine survey results from male and female judges to assess discernible patterns. This panel will present the results of this study and will discuss some or all of the following questions:
- Does gender affect case management?
- Does gender affect the perception of witnesses?
- Implicit bias and gender
- Should counsel tailor case, trial and argument based on the gender of the judge? If so, how can counsel do so?
- Does the gender of a party ever play an appropriate role in judicial decision making?
- What can judges do to ensure that gender plays an appropriate role in case determination?
Moderator: Hon. Laurel Isicoff (SD Fla.)
Judge Bernice Donald (6th Cir.)
Dr. Deborah Goldfarb, J.D., Ph.D.
Judge Frank J. Bailey (D.Mass.)
Danielle Spinelli (Wilmer Hale, Washington, D.C.)
Program Materials Coordinator: Freddi Mack
Friday, October 16, 2020
1:00-3:00 pm - Pacific Ballroom 21
ABA Secured Creditors Lunch (CLE, Ticketed)
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in the practice of law. Lawyers are using AI to assist in a multitude of tasks, including document management and review, analytics, and legal research. This program will provide an overview of how AI is being by lawyers today, the advantages and drawbacks in using AI, and the potential ways in which AI may be used now and in the future in bankruptcy practice.
Moderator: George Sanderson, The Sanderson Law Firm, PLLC, Raleigh, NC
Katie DeBord, Bryan Cave Denver
Warren Agin, Analytic Law, LLC in Boston
Program Materials Coordinator: George Sanderson
3:30-5:00 pm - Pacific Ballroom 21
Current Developments in Bankruptcy (CLE)
A panel of experienced practitioners from around the country will update attendees regarding recent developments and cases of interest to business bankruptcy practitioners.
Moderator: Martin Bienenstock
Program Materials Coordinator: Michael Enright
ABA Committee Meetings
|Wednesday, October 14, 2020|
|3:30 PM||5:30 PM||ABA Chairs & Vice Chairs Meeting||Grand Ballroom 3-4|
|Thursday, October 15, 2020|
|7:00 AM||8:00 AM||ABA Executory Contracts Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|
|7:00 AM||8:00 AM||ABA Trust Indentures Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 1-2|
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||ABA Bankruptcy Appeals Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||ABA Small Business Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 4|
|9:00 AM||10:00 AM||ABA International Bankruptcy Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|
|9:00 AM||10:00 AM||ABA Corporate Governance Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 1-2|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||ABA Partnerships & LLCs in Bankruptcy Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||ABA Professional Ethics Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 4|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||ABA Healthcare and Nonprofits in Bankruptcy Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 1-2|
|5:00 PM||5:30 PM||NAWJ Meeting (Coordinated with ABA Program)||Grand Ballroom 2|
|Friday, October 16, 2020|
|7:00 AM||8:00 AM||ABA Administration & Courts Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|
|7:00 AM||8:00 AM||ABA Claims & Priorities Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 4|
|7:00 AM||8:00 AM||ABA Bankruptcy Committees Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 1-2|
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||ABA Individual Chapter 11 Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 4|
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||ABA Joint Podcasts Subcommittee and Webinars Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 1-2|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||ABA Programs Subcommittee Meeting||Temecula 3|