American Bar Association
Consumer Bankruptcy Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Committee

Message From The Chair

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the members of the Business Law Section's Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. I hope that you will consider becoming active in the Committee. There are opportunities for everyone's individual interests and I encourage each of you to reach out to me personally on how to become more involved. While our committee may be widely dispersed across the United States, we come together on many platforms as outlined below.

Our committee is partnering on a consumer bankruptcy revision task force that is being led by Judge Samuel Bufford who is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn State University. The focus of this task force is on improving the US Bankruptcy system in a consumer context for all users of the system. Should you have interest in getting involved in this task force please reach out to Judge Bufford.

We also regularly hold CLE and non-CLE educational programming that are either by webinar or in person at the various Business Law Section meetings. Our committee encourages a wide variety of participants and ideas. If you would like to submit an idea or are interested in participating in a program or panel please either reach out to me or the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee vice-chair, Steven Fender.

We have an active membership outreach to bankruptcy bar associations and law school bankruptcy clinics. If you have an interest in reaching out to younger lawyers please contact me.

Thank you very much for your interest in the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. I hope you have decided to join and get involved in what may be one of the most rewarding experiences!

Linda Leali, Esq.
Linda Leali, P.A.
Chair Consumer Bankruptcy Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee is to provide a forum where those interested in all aspects of consumer bankruptcy can share ideas and influence statutory reform.

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    Modified by Graham Hunt on January 23, 2018

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