Academy Webinars

The Current Loan Modification Arena

Attorney Brent Meyer moderates an excellent one-hour discussion on new and existing loan modification programs throughout the country. Experts Robert Branson and Tammy Branson update attendees on options available to clients right now and how to navigate the application process. This is a moderate to advanced level webinar directed primarily to attorneys who represent debtors.

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Protecting Your License: Ethical Use of Nonlawyer Staff for Client Intake

Expert panelists Chapter 13 Trustee Beverly Burden, and Practitioners Christopher Baker of Boleman Law Firm, and Nick Zingarelli of Zingarelli Law Office give practical and ethical advice on when it is and is not appropriate to utilize non-attorney staff members during the new client in-take process.

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Ethical Attorney Practices in Social Media

The Academy is pleased to present this 60-minute webinar by Professor B. Summer Chandler of Georgia State University College of Law and Attorney Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel to Chapter 13 Trustee Craig Shopneck. This is an excellent ethics program on how to navigate social media. They answer questions such as: Do attorneys/trustees have a duty to investigate the online presence of debtors? How should/must an attorney respond to statements made by clients online? And more.

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Reviewing An Escrow Analysis the Second Year of Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Trustee Debra Miller and expert Michael McCormick will bring us a practical outline on how to review those pesky escrow statements and what to specifically look for in the second year of bankruptcy.

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Spokeo and Its Impact on Standing: What’s Next?

In this advanced level, one hour presentation, experts Craig Shapiro and Jon Taylor, with moderator, Larry Ahern, examine the Spokeo decision, elements of constitutional standing, concrete harm, FDCPA, TCPA, issues the decision addresses and what it does not address.

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Words for the Web – Content Creation for Lawyers

Join passionate blogger Cathy Moran for an excellent, 58 minute tutelage on creating your own web content, where to get ideas, and how to get started. Learn how to draw clients to your practice by maximizing your website. This webinar is entry level and directed toward all attorneys and office managers.

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Tips on Production of Documents to the Trustee

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Making Money with Consumer Rights Claims in Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Trustee Jody Bledsoe, Debtors’ Attorney Craig Shapiro, and Thomas Hooper, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Russell Simon, discuss objecting to claims using the FDCPA. This 75 minute webinar is directed primarily to attorneys who represent debtors, although attorneys who represent creditors, trustees and attorneys who represent trustees will also be interested.

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Creative Options for Student Loans in Chapter 13

In this excellent 90 minute presentation, experts John E. Waites, Judge United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina; practitioner Lewis Roberts from Altamonte Springs, Florida; and Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Laurie Weatherford discuss options regarding student loans: Chapter 20, mediation, separate classification, and MORE.

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Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy and Avoiding Malpractice in the Process

Tax experts Larry Heinkel* and Kent Anderson discuss in detail tax dischargeability issues

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Are You a Lawyer or a Marketer? How to be Both.

Join marketing experts Carmen Dellutri and Cathy Moran to learn tips on how to market yourself and your law firm. Both Dellutri and Moran are Certified practitioners in consumer bankruptcy law. Each has grown their practice exponentially through various marketing techniques.

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Emerging Tax Issues: Tolling the 2-year Period, What’s Up With McCoy & More

Join tax expert Morgan King and Chapter 13 Trustee Al Russo for a 65 minute discussion on changes in how taxes are dealt with in some bankruptcy cases.

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Where Does It Say That in the Bankruptcy Code

We use jargon like “cramdown,” “lien stripping,” or paying a claim “outside the plan.” We know general concepts like paying interest on secured claims, curing mortgage arrearages, and recovering a car that was repossessed before the petition was filed. But where in the Code does it say you can do any of these things? In this…

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Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better:
Why You Should Consider Chapter 13
Trustee John Gustafson and Debtor Attorney Mark Leffler will not only discuss the advantages of the Chapter 13 option but will also explore the Chapter 13 ‘Super Powers!’ – The Co-Debtor Stay, Stripping Wholly Unsecured Junior Mortgages, Retaining Non-Exempt Assets, and more.
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Practical Considerations in Bankruptcy Appeals
Join Judges Paul Bonapfel and Stanley Birch, along with experts Lisa Ritchey-Craig and Michael Holbein, for practice pointers, advice on what to include (or not) in a brief, and a rare behind the scenes look at the appellate process including tips on oral argument.
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Escrow Analysis Beyond the Basics
A continuation of Demystifying Mortgage Escrow, this resource drills down beyond the basics and analyzes common problems found in deciphering escrow statements. Experts Ramona Daniels, Joel Ackerman and Denise Carlon look at case law and statutes and answer viewer questions.
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Oy Vey, More Rule Changes:
The CFPB and Regulations X & Z
Join Chapter 13 Trustee Tom King, attorneys John Crane and Wendy Walter on a voyage through selected portions of the new Mortgage Servicing Rules promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resulting in significant changes to Regulations X and Z. These rules go into effect January 10th.
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Demystifying Mortgage Escrow:
Only Slightly Less Complicated Than The BCS System
In Escrow Analysis 101, Michael J. McCormick and W. Jeffrey Collier do a stellar job of helping us understand an escrow analysis and how to use the information contained in an escrow statement. This webinar is specifically designed for trustees’ and debtors’ attorneys’ staff, but could also be of assistance to anyone required to analyze escrow statements and resolve problems short of litigation.
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Legitimate Challenges and Counter Challenges to Mortgage Claims
Legitimate Challenges and Counter Challenges to Mortgage Claims.
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