Hope Springs Eternal in Chicago, Even for Bankruptcy Pros Struggling with BAPCPA

As every Cub fan is painfully aware, hope springs eternal around this time every year in Chicago. This year, of course, is notable because -- for the first time in recent memory -- hope is springing (even if not eternally) among White Sox fans (though some label it irrational exuberance).

Baseball, however, isn't all that's providing hope for Chicago's bankruptcy pros this April. Check out the following upcoming three bankruptcy conferences, which offer real hope for those trying to make sense of BAPCPA's senseless provisions. These are:

  • April 7, 2006: The University of Illinois Law School is sponsoring this one-day conference entitled "Consumer Bankruptcy and Credit in the Wake of the 2005 Act," featuring an all-star panel of judges and professors from the US and Canada;
  • April 17, 2006: The DuPage County Bankruptcy Committee is sponsoring this meeting (the 7th in a continuing series) on some important consumer bankruptcy issues spawned by BAPCPA, including requirements imposed by the US Trustee's office on the debtor and its attorney;
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  • April 27, 2006: The Commercial Law League of America, as part of its 76th Annual Meeting, is sponsoring this symposium at DePaul University College of Law (see p.4 of brochure) entitled "BAPCPA Six Months Later," featuring prominent judges, lawyers, professors, and consultants from around the country.

© Steve Jakubowski 2006