Fostering Excellence in Professionalism, Ethics, Civility, and Legal Skills

The Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court


The Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, located in Wilmington, Delaware, is open to all members of the bar who practice in the areas of commercial and individual bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law.  Since 2010, the Inn has received the Platinum Distinction (the highest level of achievement) from the American Inns of Court in recognition of the Inn's outstanding efforts in effective administration, communications, program development, mentoring, community outreach, and participation in the American Inns of Court movement.

The Inn strives to promote skill improvement, professionalism, and legal ethics through its monthly informative programs, mentoring system, and development of detailed materials prepared for each program.  Each monthly program revolves around a series of lectures, skits, or other creative avenues of discussing a specific topic of current interest to bankruptcy attorneys.  While our Inn is unique in its focus on bankruptcy law, many of our programs involve developments in litigation and other related areas.

The Inn holds its meetings at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  Immediately after the program, participants are welcome to join together for dinner at a local restaurant.

For more information about the Inn, please e-mail the Inn's Secretary/Treasurer, Lisa Coggins, or the Inn's Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Evan Miller. 

2017-2018 Inn Calendar:

  • Orientation Meeting - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Guest Speaker
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Pupilage Team Program (10 + Cases in 90 Minutes - A Re-cap of Bankruptcy Decisions for 2017
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Pupilage Team Program (Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases)
  • Tuesday, March, 2018 (TBD)- Joint Meeting of the Delaware Inns of Court
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Pupilage Team Program (Chapter 15 Bankruptcies)
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Pupilage Team Program (Claims Objections in Bankruptcy Matters)
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Annual Banquet

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