11/14 - When Cities Go Broke (South Bend)

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Wednesday  November 14, 2012 

When Cities Go Broke: Is Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy a Viable Solution to Municipal Insolvency?

Speakers include:
  - Former Justice Robert Flanders of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
     (State Appointed Receiver to the city of Central Falls in their 2010 bankruptcy filing)
  - Chief Judge Christopher Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
     (overseer of the 2012 Stockton, CA bankruptcy)
  - Phil Batchelor, Vallejo, CA, Turnaround Manager
     (responsible for helping the city of Vallejo, CA to successfully exit bankruptcy in 2011)
  - Representative Al Pscholka of Michigan
     (Sponsor of Michigan’s controversial Emergency Financial Manager Law)
  - Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, IN
     (Mayor Freeman-Wilson will speak about the fiscal challenges facing the city of Gary, as well as so many others around the nation)

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time (local time): 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Credit hours: 5.0 CLE (pending)

Cost: $75.00

Location: McCartan Courtroom
Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame 46556

Provider: University of Notre Dame Journal of Legislation

Contact information:
Elizabeth Watkins
Phone: (574) 360-4172
ewatkin2@nd.edu
http://law.nd.edu/publications/journals/journal-of-legislation/
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