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BBA Virtual CLE: CLE- Mediation in Small Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM


The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account by the end of the day on Sunday, November 15th  to receive the Zoom webinar link.

This four-hour CLE course complements  the introductory session on Mediation for Consumer Bankruptcy Cases offered on September 16, 2020, which can be viewed here.  This session offers a deeper dive into the topic through the perspectives of an experienced panel which includes two former federal bankruptcy judges.  The session will build on the fundamental concepts explained in the prior session through role-playing and facilitated discussion.  While attendees are encouraged to review the prior session, doing so is not mandatory.  Participants should come willing to learn how to help consumer and small business clients solve financial problems in and out of court using mediation skills. 

In particular, participants will learn how mediation can be used to resolve nondischargability, automatic stay, plan confirmation and other common issues arising in financially distressed circumstances.   Attendees will help identify and resolve issues involving a fictional couple who not only commence an individual chapter 7 proceeding but who also commence a chapter 11 case for their business.    Participants will learn how to help clients satisfy key interests, identify options, assess alternatives and reach resolutions that may not be achievable within the position-based framework of a judicial proceeding.   With the economic consequences of COVID-19 for many looming large, now is the time to learn more about mediation and how it can be used to assist consumer and small business debtors. Please complete this survey after registering for the program. Please reach out to the BBA staff contact listed below with any questions.

Registration Categories:
Premier Member - Free. Included as part of Membership
Sponsor Firm Government Lawyer/ Legal Services – Free. Included as part of Membership
BBA Member - Free. Included as part of membership.
Non-Member - $140.00
Law Student - Free. Included as part of membership.

BBA Webinars &  Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here .

This CLE program is free for BBA members. If you are not a BBA member and are interested in joining, contact for a special membership deal for Bankruptcy practitioners.

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Douglas Newton


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