The ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy is charged with researching and recommending improvements to the consumer bankruptcy system that can be implemented within its existing structure. These changes might include amendments to the Bankruptcy Code, changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, administrative rules or actions, recommendations on proper interpretations of existing law and other best practices that judges, trustees and lawyers can implement. To view a fact sheet on the Commission, please click here.

For the overall list of topics to be considered by the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, please click here.


The commission is grateful to the financial support from the ABI Anthony H.N. Schelling Endowment Fund and the NCBJ Endowment.


ABI Annual Spring Meeting 2018

The final open meeting of the Commission will be held on Friday, April 20 during ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting. Join us in Washington for the last hearing before compiling the report of recommendations to be released at the end of the year. A list of topics under consideration by the Commission is available. To submit any comments or suggestions for the Commission, please e-mail consumercommission@abiworld.org.

The Committee on Case Administration & the Estate of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy held a public meeting during the annual conference for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) on October 10, 2017, from 10:45 AM – 1:00 PM in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. The Commission invited stakeholders attending the event to request time to make an oral statement at this public meeting, and in addition to submit a written statement to the Commission. Click here to read prepared statements.

The Committee on Chapter 7 of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy held a public meeting during the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) on September 15 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Commission invited stakeholders attending the event to request time to make an oral statement at this public meeting, and in addition to submit a written statement to the Commission. Click here to read prepared statements.

The Commission’s Committee on Chapter 13 held a public meeting during NACTT’s 2017 Annual Seminar on July 15 in Seattle, Washington. The Commission invited stakeholders attending the event to request time to make an oral statement at this public meeting, and in addition to submit a written statement to the Commission. Click here to read prepared statements.

The Commission’s held its first public meeting during NACBA’s 2017 Annual Convention. During the meeting, the Commission heard from more than a dozen witnesses on their ideas and concerns about the consumer bankruptcy process. Click here to view a video recording and read prepared statements.