Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2021 (Webcast)

  • Consumer
  • Bankruptcy
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)


The Practising Law Institute is offereing  a live webcast of a program presented in New York, NY entitled Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2021 on October 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM-12:45 PM Eastern.

Registration: $129

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area.

The program will address issues that are not frequently addressed in consumer bankruptcy seminars but that are vital to a bankruptcy practice. The program will also feature a review of important recent cases and hot topics. The program features a dynamic group of panelists including Bankruptcy Judges, a United States Trustee, Chapter 7 panel trustees and experienced debtor and creditor attorneys.

What You Will Learn
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: identifying and developing strategies for attorneys’ unconscious biases in a bankruptcy practice; best practices for limited English proficiency clients at section 341(a) meetings
  • Views from the Bench: what consumer bankruptcy lawyers should know about appeals
  • Views from the Office of the United States Trustee: role of the United States Trustee and current issues
  • Death and inheritances in bankruptcy cases
  • Recent case law and hot topics
Who Should Attend

The program is designed for attorneys practicing in consumer bankruptcy law. It is also designed for attorneys who do not regularly practice in this field, but find they are increasingly faced with bankruptcy issues and need a condensed version of essential legal issues and practice tips.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Three Total PA CLE Credits:
    –One (1.0) Ethics
    –Two (2.0) Substantive

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board.

    For all compliance periods ending in 2021: The 12 hour CLE requirement may be completed with credits earned through live-online or pre-recorded online courses. Distance learning credits earned during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

    For all compliance periods ending in 2022: At least six credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Up to six credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)