Dispute Resolution in Bankruptcy Cases - Best Practices
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through December 31, 2021 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).
$119 for Members | $219 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $69 for Members
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
New York: 1.5 Skills
New Jersey: 1.5 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
Understanding how dispute resolution processes work in bankruptcy cases: This program will focus primarily on the use of mediation in bankruptcy, and will cover selection, retention and payment of mediators, the "Black Robe" syndrome (when do you need or want a judge, mandatory mediation in bankruptcy) what does that mean, approval of settlements obtained in mediation under the Bankruptcy Rules and the unique disclosure requirements in bankruptcy. This program will also address in what circumstances Bankruptcy Courts will consider allowing arbitration of a dispute and limitations with respect to the same. This program will cover the current best practices for attorneys handling dispute resolution matters in bankruptcy and explore forward thinking changes to enhance and streamline the discipline. With the growth of bankruptcy and the use of DR within the bankruptcy courts, many advocates find themselves at time not only unfamiliar with bankruptcy, but may find themselves without an understanding of how Dr is different in bankruptcy. This program will outline key differences between DR within the Bankruptcy Courts so that practitioners can better understand the unique aspects of mediator selection, mandatory mediation processes in Mega cases and how the overlay of bankruptcy notification rules impacts even settlements reached through mediation--something much different than in non-bankruptcy cases. With the growth of DR being utilized and an anticipated backlog in the bankruptcy courts, this is a timely program.
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Leslie Berkoff, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Michael J. Riela, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization, Ana Maria Alfonso, Chair