How Does the American Bankruptcy Institute Serve Its Members?

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A partner at the New York office of Squire Patton Boggs LLP, Norman Kinel practices within the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group. As an influential member of the bankruptcy law community, Norman Kinel is involved with industry publications and organizations, including Bankruptcy Strategist and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).

ABI provides bankruptcy practitioners and educators with valuable opportunities to network, conduct research, and learn alongside others in the practice area. It enables bankruptcy law professionals to delve further into unique specialty areas within insolvency law by providing a consistent stream of news and analysis on the latest occurrences in the sector.

ABI offers a vast array of online resources, including a regularly updated newsroom, a daily email newsletter, and the Eye on Bankruptcy program that provides monthly reviews and insights regarding recent business and consumer bankruptcy proceedings. The professional organization makes available court opinions, case summaries, and other relevant materials through partnerships with Volo, which delivers timely updates on court rulings within 24 hours of their publication, and LexisNexis Collier, a database of over 11,000 easily searchable opinion summaries.

In addition, ABI maintains a repository of codes and rules applying to bankruptcy law practitioners, in which members can bookmark, annotate, and otherwise personalize materials to meet their professional goals. The organization also publishes a large amount of its own content, regularly sharing legal insights via the ABI Journal, ABI Law Review, and conference education manuals.