Welcome to the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (BASIL) 

THE WEBSITE FOR BANKRUPTCY PROFESSIONALS!

What is BASIL?

BASIL is the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois. BASIL's  annual seminar has come to be recognized by bankruptcy professionals as one of the best bankruptcy seminars in the Midwest.  BASIL welcomes bankruptcy professionals from any discipline--debtors' counsel, creditors' counsel, judges, court staff, bankruptcy trustees.  We offer a meeting ground for bankruptcy professionals to interact online or through quarterly meetings and our annual bankruptcy seminar, typically held in the spring and/or the first Friday in May of each year.

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BASIL WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS!  Our current membership includes debtor attorneys, creditor attorneys, judges, court staff, creditor employees, spanning the states of Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky! Members also receive discounted pricing on our seminar. You can register online, or if you have questions, feel free to contact Brian Lambert at bjlambert@lincolnlegal.org


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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR March 11, 2021 

 GENERAL BANKRUPTCY SEMINAR - FREE and VIRTUAL

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN January 1, 2021


Please click on the brochure below for details and to register please click on "EVENTS" above. 

Thank you for supporting BASIL!




Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (BASIL) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.

Sample Topics from prior seminars

Check out the topics covered in our 2019 bankruptcy seminar:

  • National Case Law Update
  • Current Chapter 13 Issues
  • A View from the Bench
  • Bankruptcy and Family Law Interactions
  • Ethics 
  • Tech Tools for Due Diligence

Check out the topics covered in our 2018 bankruptcy seminar:

  • National Case Law Update
  • Chapter 7 Trustee Panel
  • Current Chapter 13 Issues
  • A View from the Bench
  • Ethics Goes to the Movies
  • Diversity Panel

Check out the topics covered in our 2017 bankruptcy seminar:

  • Tax Panel
  • National Case Law Update
  • Hot Topics in Business Cases (Chapters 7 & 11)
  • A View from the Bench
  • Current Chapter 13 Issues
  • Ethics

Check out the topics covered in our 2016 bankruptcy seminar:

  • A View from the Bench
  • Client Interviews
  • Anatomy of a 341 Meeting
  • The Day After the 341 Meeting Before
  • Proffers Aren't Admissible Evidence
  • Ethics in Bankruptcy Practice