Professor Imwinkelried Speaks at National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Convention
On May 5, Professor Edward Imwinkelried spoke twice at the annual convention of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, held in Orlando, Florida.
Professor Imwinkelried spoke first in the morning at a plenary session of the convention. During that session, his topic was "Developing a Litigator's Working Knowledge of Evidence Law." His thesis was that until an attorney understands the procedural framework within which Evidence law operates, the attorney has only an inadequate, theoretical grasp of the subject. During the hour-long address, he went into detail about the procedures governing laying foundations, making objections, preliminary fact-finding, offers of proof, and the administration of rules of limited admissibility. The plenary session was attended by approximately 400 attorneys.
In the afternoon, Professor Imwinkelried was the guest in an hour long “Fireside Chat” session with approximately 40 attorneys. During that session, he answered attendees' questions about difficult evidentiary issues that they had encountered in past or pending bankruptcy proceedings.