Bankruptcy Week

The Bankruptcy Week Summit is a virtual conference like you've never experienced before. This 5-day event prepares attorneys of any practice area to add bankruptcy to their law firm offerings. Courses taught by bankruptcy experts, discussions led by the industry thought leaders, inspiring keynotes, and more create a collaborative environment for legal professionals to learn and network with peers.

Bankruptcy Week by NextChapter

About Bankruptcy Week

The effects of the pandemic are making a lasting impact on the United States economy. We've seen businesses in all industries closing their doors and as a result, unemployment claims are reaching record highs. An economic recession is underway. And with a downturn, we will likely see businesses and individuals turn to bankruptcy for financial relief.

Adding bankruptcy to your practice allows you to assist those struggling with high amounts of debt. The Bankruptcy Week Summit helps attorneys of any practice area transition into bankruptcy law and give current practitioners deep dives into specific case types. Featured in the bankruptcy summit are courses taught by bankruptcy attorneys and fireside chats led by legal technologists.

The sessions included in this 5-day virtual event give attorneys and paralegals a better understanding of bankruptcy law and the tools needed to take on bankruptcy clients.

What You’ll Learn

The State of Bankruptcy
The State of Bankruptcy

As an attorney, you can give businesses and individuals a fresh start. Join us for informative discussions on current events, the impact on the number of bankruptcy filings, and the role you can play as an attorney.

Become a Bankruptcy Pro
Become a Bankruptcy Pro

Learn from attorneys and paralegals who have decades of experience practicing bankruptcy law. From business cases, Chapter 13 filings, and bifurcation, you will walk away from these educational courses ready to prepare and file a bankruptcy case.

Tools & Resources
Tools & Resources

Bankruptcy Week includes a number of talks hosted by law librarians and legal technologists that introduce the latest technology and best practices. At the end of the week, you'll have everything necessary to launch your bankruptcy practice.

Welcome to Bankruptcy Week

A quick introduction from the NextChapter team.

2020 by the Numbers

A glance into what Bankruptcy Week is all about.

5 Days

5 Days

17 Sessions

17 Sessions

20 Speakers

20 Speakers & Panelists

7:13 Male to Female speakers

7:13 Male to Female speakers

3270 registered

3270 registered

2220 unique attendees

2220 unique attendees

55% AVG. attendance rate

55% AVG. attendance rate

730 questions asked

730 questions asked

6580 Chat Messages

6580 Chat Messages

2020 Sessions Schedule

A roundup of sessions and recordings from Bankruptcy Week 2020.

2020 Speakers

Take a look at the thought-leaders, bankruptcy attorneys, and legal technologists who are hosting sessions at Bankruptcy Week.

Bankruptcy Week Speakers
Jack Newton
Jack Newton
CEO and Founder, Clio
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Janine Sickmeyer
Janine Sickmeyer
Managing Director and Founder, NextChapter
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Ed Walters
Ed Walters
CEO & Co-Founder, Fastcase
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Cat Moon, Esq.
Cat Moon, Esq.
Director of Innovation Design, Vanderbilt Law School
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Jess Birken
Jess Birken
Attorney & Owner, Birken Law Office
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Ronald J. Drescher, Esq.
Ronald J. Drescher, Esq.
Managing Attorney, Drescher & Associates, P.A
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Tara Salinas, Esq.
Tara Salinas, Esq.
Founder & Managing Attorney, Salinas Law Group LLC
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Ivy Grey
Ivy Grey
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for WordRake
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Jordan Couch
Jordan Couch
Partner & Culture Ambassador, Palace Law
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Matt Hartley, Esq.
Matt Hartley, Esq.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fresh Start Funding
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Erin M. Page, Esq.
Erin M. Page, Esq.
Senior Law Librarian and Reference Attorney
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Jim Christy
Jim Christy
CEO, Postali
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Mandy Ballinger
Mandy Ballinger
Director of Operations, NextChapter
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Stephanie Everett
Stephanie Everett
President at Lawyerist
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Athena Inembolidis, Esq.
Athena Inembolidis, Esq.
Founder & Managing Attorney, Athena Legal
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Jordan Turk
Jordan Turk
Content and Compliance manager, LawPay
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Reviews and Quotes

What attendees are saying.

Chris McKillop
Attendee & Oregan Lawyer
I really enjoyed it. Easy experience to register and attend; great information; good speakers. Fun staff.
Chanda Komatsu
Attendee & Estate Planning Attorney
This was a great program, filled with useful information about a relevant topic. While it offered information about tools for read more
Brocton Skeen
Attendee & Pennsylvania
This made BK understandable and approachable.

Speaker Quotes

A preview into the content and topics covered at Bankruptcy Week, directly from our speakers.

"Bankruptcy is the most creative work that a lawyer can do."
"Don't be afraid to file a different chapter or in a different context. It's going to make a huge difference for your clients."
"What customers are actually looking for are effortless experiences."
"Bankruptcy is a lot more than just filling out forms and collecting documents."
"Technology offers a wealth of benefits for lawyers."

Bankruptcy Week 2021

Details coming soon.