ABI Diversity Mentoring Program Applications for New Mentees Open until March 5, 2024.

ABI, ABC Presented DREAMS Program at Howard University in November ABI’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and the American College of Bankruptcy (ABC) presented the Discovering Restructuring Expertise and Mentorship Symposium (DREAMS) on Nov. 9 at Howard University School of Law’s Pauli Murry Suite and the Moot Court Room in Washington, D.C. One set of panels was student-focused, while the remainder of the day was for practitioners and students alike. The free program included discussions on careers and diversifying the insolvency profession.

The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DWG) announced that it has commenced its 2023 Mentoring Program to connect active or recently graduated business and law students with ABI past presidents and members who can provide guidance on career and professional development. Launched in 2021, the program brings mentors and mentees together to discuss ethical and confidentiality issues, common practice risks and traps, career goals, time-keeping, client management and development, and negotiation skills.

The 2023 group of mentees includes: 

Diversity Mentorship Program applications are now being accepted for 2023-24 Mentees.

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute presented members of the ABI Diversity and Inclusion Working Group with its highest membership award, the ABI Annual Service Award, at the 2022 Annual Spring Meeting on April 29, 2022. The Service Award is presented to an ABI member(s) whose contributions over the past year have been extraordinary, as determined by ABI’s Advisory Board of past presidents.

ABI is a member of the newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinating Committee, a consortium of bankruptcy-related organizations, that includes NCBJ, NABT, ACB, ABA, NACBA, and the USTP as an ex-officio member.

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DWG) announced that it has commenced its 2022 Mentoring Program to connect active or recently graduated business and law students with past ABI presidents who can provide guidance on career and professional development.