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40th Annual Bankruptcy Institute
40th Annual Bankruptcy Institute


Asheville | Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Friday-Saturday, December 1-2, 2017

Friday Registration: 7:45a
Friday Program: 8:20a-4:45p
Friday Networking Reception: 5:00-6:15p
Saturday Continental Breakfast: 7:15a
Saturday Program: 8:00a-12:00p

Also Available via Video Replay

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The 40th Annual Bankruptcy Institute features dynamic speakers covering diverse topics designed to impart practical advice and update practitioners on the latest developments in restructuring and bankruptcy with a focus on our local districts of North Carolina.

Enjoy a keynote address by Dr. Ed Balleisen of Duke University, where he discusses his recent book, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.

Panelists include five North Carolina bankruptcy judges, a nationally active expert on valuations, and seasoned debtors and creditors attorneys.

Friday afternoon breakout sessions allow in-depth study for practitioners focused on either consumer or business issues. Enjoy networking with our North Carolina bankruptcy bar, turnaround professionals and vendors in beautiful downtown Asheville.

Program topics include:

  • Valuations in both the consumer and business contexts
  • Chapter 11 best practices
  • Witness examinations
  • Credit reports
  • National Form Plan and the new chapter 13 plans in our local districts
  • Bankruptcy crimes

Planned by the NCBA Bankruptcy Section

Truth or Consequences: A Lawyer
Truth or Consequences: A Lawyer's Responsibility to Be Truthful


Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Friday, December 8, 2017

Registration and Breakfast: 9:15a
Program: 9:55a-3:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

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Once you accept the principle that it is acceptable to lie
If it helps you win your case or close your deal,
Then, it becomes ever more difficult to limit the extent of the lying
Or even remember what it is like to seek the truth.

Do you know the difference between truth, THE TRUTH, truthfulness, ruthlessness, puffery, alternative facts, and outright lying?

  • Where are the ethical constraints and boundaries for lawyers in this area?
  • Do these obligations change depending on the context?
  • Can you selectively omit items from your LinkedIn profile?
  • Can you post fake news on Facebook?
  • Can you claim non-existent experience or skills on Avvo?
  • Are lawyers subject to higher standards online than other individual?
  • Is there a bright line that if crossed would constitute misconduct under the NC Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • What consequences exist for lawyers who stray too far from the TRUTH?

In this program, Cornell Law School Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law W. Bradley Wendel explores the relationship between the practice of law and the truth-telling obligations for lawyers—in and out of their roles as professionals—including application of the relevant North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.

Following the featured speaker, a panel of experienced lawyers and Federal District Court Judge Frank Whitney leads the audience in thought-provoking discussions of relevant hypothetical fact scenarios.

This interactive discussion explores the moral, ethical and legal aspects of a lawyer’s duty to be truthful.

Planned by the NCBA Professionalism Committee